CUPERTINO, Calif. -- April 11, 1996 -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC), a leading supplier of utilities software products, today announced the licensing of its award-winning Norton AntiVirus software to Netscape Communications Corporation as part of Netscape Power Pack 2.0 for Windows, companion utilities and plug-ins for Netscape Navigator. Seamlessly integrated into Netscape Navigator, Norton AntiVirus Internet Scanner provides comprehensive virus protection by automatically checking for viruses as the user saves files downloaded from the Internet.
Norton AntiVirus Internet Scanner provides effective detection and elimination technology, catching most viruses before they can do any damage to a user's files. This lets the user safely download programs, documents and other files. NAV Internet Scanner detects over 7,300 viruses and eliminates almost all, including the Word Macro viruses and also the Boza Virus, which targets the Windows 95 operating system. The Netscape Power Pack 2.0 for Windows, with the Norton AntiVirus Internet Scanner, will be available this month and has an estimated retail price of $39.95.
"Cruising the information superhighway without virus protection is like driving your car without insurance. You can do it, but why take the risk?" said Mary Engstrom, general manager of Symantec's security business unit. "This integration of Norton AntiVirus with the Netscape Navigator provides you with that insurance, and represents an easy new way for Internet users to protect while they connect."
Symantec's antivirus products are backed by an unsurpassed range of virus information, update services and the industry's leading antivirus research center. Users can access the Symantec AntiVirus Reference Center on Symantec's web site to obtain up-to-date information on viruses and virus protection. This site also contains the monthly updated virus definitions for all Symantec antivirus products. Additional virus information is available to all users on The Virus Hotline, (541) 9-VIRUS-9.
Netscape Communications Corporation is a premier provider of open software for linking people and information over enterprise networks and the Internet. The company offers a full line of clients, servers, development tools, and commercial applications to create a complete platform for next-generation, live online applications. Traded on NASDAQ under the symbol "NSCP," Netscape Communications Corporation is based in Mountain View, California.
"Users need to feel comfortable accessing and downloading information from the Internet," said Mark Szelenyi, product manager at Netscape. "Norton AntiVirus software allows us, through Netscape Power Pack 2.0, to provide our customers with one of the leading Internet virus protection products available."
About Symantec Corporation
Symantec Corporation develops, markets, and supports a complete line of application and system software products designed to enhance individual and workgroup productivity as well as manage networked computing environments. Platforms supported include IBM personal computers and compatibles, Apple Macintosh computers as well as all major network operating systems. Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free or (541) 334-6054.
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