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Symantec Announces Norton Your Eyes Only for Windows 95

Patent-pending "on-the fly" encryption using RSA's public key encryption technology and BootLock protect data on laptop and desktop computers

Key Features Overview

  • Comprehensive 32-bit security designed specifically for Windows 95 operating system
  • Patent-pending "on-the-fly" automatic encryption using RSA's public key encryption technology
  • Provides optional access control during bootup to prevent unauthorized access to data on the hard disk
  • Configurable automatic timeout blanking of screen if system is idle for a specified period of time
  • Administrator version provides configuration, distribution and management for an entire network from a central location

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- June 3, 1996 -- Business travelers should beware of the disappearing laptop. According to Safeware Insurance Co., a Columbus, Ohio company that specializes in insuring desktop and notebook PCs and personal digital assistants, one out of every 14 notebooks sold in the United States was reported stolen last year, representing about a 30 percent increase over 1994. With this rise in laptop theft, Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced Norton Your Eyes Only for Windows 95. Norton Your Eyes Only provides data protection through features such as "on-the-fly" encryption technology, that automatically decrypts files when authorized users open them and re-encrypts them when saved or closed. With the Internet used increasingly for sending confidential information, this feature is necessary to prevent unauthorized viewing of information intended for "your eyes only".

"Norton Your Eyes Only offers a solution to all types of users including the road warrior with a laptop, the corporate user who may leave their computer unattended, those who share their computer, or work on a network," said Ted Schlein, Symantec's vice president of Networking and Client/Server Technology. "As more business professionals travel and the use of e-mail rises, and more home users have valuable financial data on their computers, the need to protect information on the computer or over the Internet becomes of utmost importance."

Foolproof Protection
Norton Your Eyes Only offers SmartLock, transparent "on-the-fly" encryption technology which automatically decrypts files when authorized users open them and re-encrypts them when saved or closed. Since this functionality is automatic, users do not have to remember to do these tasks and productivity is not interrupted by a third-party security program.

Norton Your Eyes Only uses RSA's public/private key encryption technology which allows users to exchange files with others without compromising the company's security.

Norton Your Eyes Only provides the user with an optional bootup access control feature called BootLock. BootLock prevents unauthorized users from accessing the system by booting up from a floppy or the hard disk without using a valid password.

Users are assured of complete security since Norton Your Eyes Only loads before the system software, so unauthorized users cannot access data on the computer, even from a floppy disk. An audit log is maintained where all unauthorized entry attempts to Norton Your Eyes Only are logged and reported to the authorized user. Norton Your Eyes Only also provides ScreenLock which blanks the screen and blocks access to the system after a set period of inactivity or immediately with a hotkey. Re-entry into the system requires the password.

Norton Your Eyes Only Administrator provides critical solution for LAN administrators -- remote distribution and configuration from a central location without end-user intervention. The Administrator version also provides the LAN administrator with an easy view of the entire network security program with a central database for audit logs and report generation.

Pricing, Availability and Requirements
Norton Your Eyes Only for Windows 95 is expected to be available in June 1996 from Symantec and its network of authorized resellers for an estimated retail price of $89.95. An upgrade will be available directly from Symantec for $49.95 to registered users of Symantec's Norton DiskLock.

For a limited period of time there will also be a $30 retail upgrade rebate for Norton DiskLock customers who choose to purchase Norton Your Eyes Only through the retail channel, subject to certain restrictions.

Norton Your Eyes Only requires IBM-PC or 100% compatibles, Windows 95, Intel 486/33 or higher, 8MB of RAM required, 6MB minimum free hard disk space.

Norton Your Eyes Only Administrator is available at an estimated retail price of $799 for the 10-user pack. Norton Your Eyes Only Administrator is also available in site license purchases.

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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