Cupertino, Calif, July 21, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, today announced Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh v6.0, the latest version of the world¹s number one anti-virus solution for the Mac. Improved scanning capabilities and powerful updating technologies make Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh v6.0 the most up-to-date and refined way to safeguard today¹s Mac computing experience.
"With the release of Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh v6.0, Symantec continues with its decade-long tradition of delivering world-class utility products that Macintosh users truly need," said Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec¹s Security and Assistance Business Unit. "Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh v6.0 is the tool of choice for millions of savvy Mac users who rely on its powerful detection and repair technologies to maintain virus-free systems."
Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh is the number one virus protection solution for Macintosh computers. Version 6.0 provides fast, effective, and automatic protection against viruses that can enter Macintosh systems via web browsers, online services, e-mail, networks, floppy diskettes, and CDs. In addition, Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh v6.0 uses Symantec¹s next-generation Bloodhound heuristic technology to automatically detect and remove known and unknown viruses. Version 6.0 is PowerPC native and HFS+ compatible.
Improved scanning capabilities in version 6.0 increase system performance while enhancing overall protection against viral threats. Speed of initial scans, and subsequent virus scans are better than 20% faster than before. Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh v6.0 features asynchronous open scanning, improved scanning for unknown viruses, and removable media bypass. In addition, with version 6.0, users can configure Norton AntiVirus to scan archived files last.
Version 6.0 includes an enhanced LiveUpdate utility, which automatically detects an Internet connection and connects to a Symantec server using ftp protocol, then downloads and installs the latest virus definition and software updates. As a result, LiveUpdate makes it easy and fast for users of all experience levels to keep virus definitions and software up-to-date. Users can schedule LiveUpdate to run at regular intervals or can trigger it manually by pressing the LiveUpdate button.
Pricing and Availability
Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh v6.0 is available in early September and is priced at US$69.95; upgrades are priced at US$29.95.
Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh v6.0 requires a PowerPC processor, Mac OS 8.0 or greater, 24MB of RAM, 10MB of hard disk space, CD-ROM drive, and an Internet connection (for LiveUpdate functionality).
Symantec is a world leader in Internet security technology and technology solutions that help companies manage and support workforces that use laptop computers and other mobile devices.
The company is a leading provider of software products for the consumer market and is rapidly growing its presence as a provider of solutions to enterprise organizations
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