CUPERTINO, Calif. --July 14, 1997-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), today announced that it has shipped Norton AntiVirus Internet Email Gateways, Symantec delivers a complete solution of anti-virus protection for the corporate network gateways. administrative flexibility and control.
Defining AntiVirus Technology Standards for Firewall Integration
NAV for Firewalls defines the standard for anti-virus technology integration with existing firewalls by minimizing network throughput degradation by intelligently scanning only suspicious traffic for viruses. An HTML user interface allows remote configuration. Supported by a consortium of industry-leading firewall vendors, NAV for Firewalls will be integrated seamlessly into existing corporate firewalls at virtually no degradation to overall network performance based on the revolutionary product architecture developed jointly by Symantec and Check Point Software Technologies. Symantec's partners include: Check Point Software Technologies, Trusted Information Systems (TIS), Secure Computing, CyberGuard Corporation and Milkyway. In addition, Symantec plans to implement support for Microsoft's Proxy Server later this year. Together, these vendors hold approximately 50 percent market share of the firewall marketing according to market researcher International Data Corporation (IDC.)
About Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC)
NAV for Firewalls is backed by the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC). SARC is comprised of a dedicated team of virus experts whose sole mission is to provide swift, global responses to computer virus threats, proactively research and develop technologies that eliminate such threats, and educate the public on safe computing practices. As new computer viruses appear, SARC develops identification and detection for these viruses, and provides either a repair or delete operation, thus keeping users protected against the latest virus threats. These virus definitions updates are available free of charge (other than normal phone and Internet access charges) to users of Norton AntiVirus, and are easily obtained via LiveUpdate: one-button access to virus definition updates.
Pricing, Availability and System Requirements
NAV for Firewalls pricing for corporate customers is based on the number of users per firewall. For one through 500 users per firewall, Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls starts at $1,999, Estimated Retail Price (ERP); for 501-1000 users per firewall, the price is $3,999 (ERP); and for 1,001 users or more per firewall, NAV for Firewalls is priced at $7,999 (ERP). Minimum recommended system requirements include Pentium 133 MHz or above CPU, Windows NT 3.51 or above, CD ROM, 32 MB of RAM, 7 MB of hard disk space, 500 MB hard disk space for efficient server operation and TCP/IP.
As the worldwide leader in virus detection and repair technology, Symantec is also the largest supplier of anti-virus technology products that are the protection of choice for more than 15 million users worldwide. The company helps keep computer users safe from computer viruses with award-winning products that provide technological support and quick responsiveness. Providing more committed expertise than any other anti-virus company, Symantec helps keep computer users safe from computer viruses with multi-tiered solutions, proactive virus research through SARC, and quick responses to new virus threats.
Symantec Corporation helps make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. The company is focused on addressing customer needs in three main application areas: the Norton product line of anti-virus and PC-assistance products; the ACT! product lines that cater to remote user productivity; and the Café product lines in Internet development tools.
Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, Japan and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC, Symantec Corporation is based in Cupertino, California and employs more than 2000 people. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free, (541) 334-6054 or accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.symantec.com
This press release contains forward-looking statements. There are certain important factors that could cause Symantec's future development efforts to differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made above. Among these are factors relating to technical feasibility, market acceptance, customer demand for specific features and products, anticipation of the growth of certain market segments, the positioning of Symantec's products in those segments, and the competitive environment in the software industry. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's Annual Report on form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1996 and Quarterly report on form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 1997.
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