Cupertino, Calif --April 28, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world's leading provider of utilities and anti-virus software, today announced that Secure Computing Corporation (Nasdaq: SCUR) has selected Norton AntiVirus (NAV) as its preferred anti-virus solution. Secure computing will ship a trial version of Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls with the Secure Computing Firewall for NT - the first and only Microsoft BackOffice compliant firewall on the market today. Secure Computing Firewall for NT is central to the company's strategy to provide multiple layers of security for the Windows NT environment. Symantec 's NAV for Firewalls provides Firewall for NT with a powerful first line of defense against virus threats by intercepting and destroying incoming viruses in real time-before they reach beyond the corporate walls and through the Internet to clients, customers and other digital domains. Responses to new virus threats are developed by the >Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC) and are made available to users via LiveUpdate, which provides automatic access to the latest virus definition updates. "We prefer to use Symantec anti-virus solutions to protect our Firewall for NT customers because NAV's unprecedented level of protection against new and unknown viruses from all sources," said Andrew Stevens, product manager for Secure Computing Firewall for NT. "Symantec's NAV products provide maximum virus protection at every point of entry without degrading system performance." NAV for Firewalls gives industry-leading NT and UNIX firewalls continuous, comprehensive protection from Internet-spread viruses. Developed in close consultation with leading firewall vendors, NAV for Firewalls scans Internet traffic and file attachments, removes any viruses before they invade a computer network, and repairs damaged files. Flexible remote administration and minimal performance impact make it easy to deploy at the corporate gateways. "Symantec is pleased to offer its suite of anti-virus products to Secure Computing customers," said Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "Secure Computing's commitment to providing total security solutions is reflected in the company providing its users with the leading anti-virus brand." The Norton AntiVirus product line includes a multi-tier strategy that integrates products at the desktop, server, GroupWare server, Internet gateway and firewall to provide users with the most comprehensive virus detection and repair. The products provide users the security of knowing they have the most complete protection available, whether downloading files from the Internet, opening attached Word documents, or accessing floppy disks. Symantec AntiVirus Research Center SARC is the industry's largest dedicated team of virus experts. With offices located in the United States, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands, the sun never sets on SARC. The center's 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. About Secure Computing Corporation
Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Secure Computing Corporation provides a trusted, comprehensive offering of interoperable, standards-based products for end-to-end network solutions including firewalls, Web filtering, identification, authentication, authorization, encryption, extranet technologies and professional services. Secure Computing has a worldwide presence in financial services, telecom, aerospace, manufacturing, and hi-tech industries, ranging from Fortune 1000 companies to service providers and government agencies. More information is available over the Internet at www.securecomputing.com or by calling: in the U.S. 800-379-4944 or 408-918-6100; in Europe +44-1753-826000; in Asia/Pacific +61-2-9844-5440.
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.
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