Entrust SECURE SUMMIT '98, Chicago, IL. - June 22, 1998 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, today announced the successful delivery of the first phase in the joint development, cross-licensing and distribution arrangement with Entrust Technologies, Inc. The deal will provide customers with comprehensive security solutions for the desktop that are built on proven technology and based on open industry standards.
The first phase of the agreement calls for Norton Your Eyes Only, Symantec's best of breed desktop encryption product, to become Entrust-ReadyO. Partnering with Entrust combines Symantec's leading-edge desktop security with Entrust's award-winning public-key infrastructure.
"Customer's in today's complex computing environment can now rely on one of the most comprehensive and integrated solutions to secure data on their desktops," said Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "Through this partnership, users will also have access to interoperable components that are based on open standards, ensuring an easily managed and flexible solution." "Norton Your Eyes Only is an ideal secure desktop access and file/folder protection solution because of its easy-to-use and transparent patented "on-the-fly" encryption technology ," said John Ryan, president and CEO, Entrust Technologies. "Our customers have demanded an integrated and efficient solution that will save time and money, and we believe we are providing them with such a solution."
Entrust will license and include Norton Your Eyes Only Entrust-Ready in the Entrust Enterprise Desktop Suite. Symantec's components will complement Entrust's existing secure e-mail and Web offerings to create a comprehensive scalable solution that meets the desktop security needs of the enterprise.
Entrust's Enterprise Desktop Suite consists of:
Specific Entrust-Ready desktop security features consist of:
Automated File and Folder Encryption: Entrust-Ready Norton Your Eyes Only lets users transparently encrypt and decrypt files, folders and subfolders. The "on-the-fly" encryption capability ensures that file names remain the same even though the file is encrypted.
Secure Desktop Access Control:
Users can protect log on access with Symantec's BootLock (ensures that only authorized users can access a PC after it is turned on) and Secure ScreenLock (ensures that only authorized users can access a PC that is turned on but left unattended).
Anti-Virus Detection: Symantec's Norton AntiVirus technology allows all Entrust-Ready products to call for virus detection prior to encryption or decryption. Consequently, encrypted files, which previously could not be scanned for viruses, no longer pose any risk to corporate computing.
About Entrust Technologies,
Ltd. Entrust Technologies is dedicated to ensuring the privacy and authenticity of data communications enterprise-wide. Its award-winning public-key infrastructure technology combines encryption and digital signature capabilities with fully automated key management. Used by financial institutions, government agencies and high-tech corporations, the Entrust software family provides a comprehensive security solution across multiple platforms for desktops, corporate networks, intranets and the Internet. Entrust Technologies is headquartered in Richardson, TX.
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing. Symantec products and solutions help 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. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information on the company and its products can be obtained at www.symantec.com.
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