CUPERTINO, Calif. --October 13, 1997-- -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC), the world's leading supplier of anti-virus software products, today announced its award-winning Norton AntiVirus software is now available with Netscape® Communicator Deluxe Edition client software, a suite of software applications including Netscape Navigator®. Seamlessly integrated into Netscape Communicator Deluxe, Norton AntiVirus Internet Scanner provides virus protection by automatically checking for viruses as the user saves files downloaded from the Internet.
"The Norton AntiVirus Internet Scanner is an important part of the Netscape Communicator Deluxe Edition because it provides the user with a highly effective, yet easy-to-use virus protection system," said Dave Rothschild, director of client product marketing for Netscape. "Our users can now take advantage of all the Internet has to offer with the assurance that Norton AntiVirus software is guarding their system."
Norton AntiVirus Internet Scanner provides effective detection and elimination technology, catching most viruses before they can do any damage to a user's files. Netscape Communicator Deluxe Edition, featuring the Norton AntiVirus Internet Scanner, is now available for an estimated retail price of $49.00 with $30.00 manufacturer's mail-in rebate.
"Nearly 80 percent of all computer users are unprotected from virus threats today, and with increased Internet usage, it is becoming more and more critical for users to ensure the safety of their system," said Enrique Salem, chief technical officer and vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit.
Also included in the Communicator Deluxe Edition, is a coupon for $10 from Symantec towards the purchase of the complete version of Norton AntiVirus 4.0 for Windows 3.X/DOS, Windows 95 and Windows NT. NAV 4.0 is a cost-effective, easy-to-use anti-virus solution that can be installed, set and forgotten. It detects and removes viruses at all possible entry points, including shared floppy disks, the Internet, e-mail attachments and networks.
Designed for users who want advanced Internet capabilities, Netscape Communicator Deluxe Edition includes the standard Netscape Communicator software components: Netscape Navigator 4.0 for Web browsing; Netscape Netcaster for receiving push channels; Netscape Messenger for Web-based e-mail; Netscape Collabra for group discussions, and Netscape Conference for real-time audio conferencing. In addition, Deluxe Edition also offers sixteen widely-used Internet utilities and Plug-ins, bringing users the full power and capability of the Internet.
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, Calif.
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 pcANYWHERE, WinFax, and ACT! product lines that cater to remote user productivity; and the Cafe 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 2,000 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.
About Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC)
SARC comprises 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.
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