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Symantec Secures NT, Aix, Os400 And Solaris Environments With Norton AntiVirus For Lotus Notes/Domino

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Jan. 15, 2001 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced it has extended its award-winning Norton AntiVirus for Lotus Notes/Domino to IBM AIX, IBM OS/400 and Sun Solaris operating systems. Norton AntiVirus for Lotus Notes/Domino provides these platforms, as well as Microsoft Windows NT, with the most comprehensive, automatic protection available against today's viruses and tomorrow's new threats. Symantec's anti-virus solution for Groupware environments is a key component of Symantec Enterprise Security, a comprehensive and modular Internet security solution for enterprise computing environments.

"Today's organizations require anti-virus tools that safeguard the messaging and collaborative benefits of their NT, AIX, OS400 and Solaris environments," said Gail Hamilton, senior vice president of Symantec's Enterprise Solution Division. Norton AntiVirus for Lotus Notes/Domino provides the flexibility, stability and reliability needed to ensure the continued high performance of these powerful enterprise communication systems."

"Many of our customers who have an existing Norton AntiVirus infrastructure are eagerly awaiting Symantec's latest anti-virus solution for Domino R5 on AS/400 and IBM eServer iSeries," said Kelly Schmotzer, IBM Worldwide Groupware Segment Manager.

Symantec's Norton AntiVirus for Lotus Notes/Domino scans, detects and repairs viruses found in Lotus environments without inhibiting or degrading server performance or stability. Maximum administrative control and flexibility allow the administrator to set scan configurations from remote computers, to choose real-time, on-demand, or scheduled scanning and to have infected files repaired, quarantined, or deleted. As a result, scan times are optimized and servers receive maximum protection. Norton AntiVirus scans all incoming and outgoing SMTP, POP3, IMAP, X400, Notes Mail and cc:Mail traffic on Notes/Domino servers, including mail servers, mail hubs and pass through servers.

Norton AntiVirus for Lotus Notes/Domino features LiveUpdate, which can be scheduled by administrators to automatically retrieve weekly virus definition updates, ensuring that Lotus Notes/Domino servers are always protected against the latest virus threats. Also included is a modular engine called NAVEX that allows Symantec to ship fundamental changes and updates to the virus scanning engine technology through LiveUpdate. NAVEX reprograms the Norton AntiVirus engine to detect new classes of viruses—allowing companies to lower costs by abolishing the need to re-deploy their anti-virus solution every time a new virus type is discovered.

Norton AntiVirus for Lotus Notes/Domino includes Symantec's patented technologies to detect and repair both known and unknown viruses at the groupware server before they reach the desktop or network. These technologies set up a virtual computer to evaluate files, then use heuristic logic to assess the likelihood of an infection. Clean files pass right through, but viral files are stopped before they can enter the server and cause harm.

Norton AntiVirus for Lotus Notes/Domino is easy to use and configure because all operations, such as alerting, event logging, database scanning and configuration, are done in a native Notes format. Norton AntiVirus for Lotus Notes/Domino supports Lotus Notes/Domino release 5 and is based on the Lotus interface, so there is no new interface to learn, thereby reducing training and ownership costs. Integration with Notes Statistics and Event Reporting provides administrators with a comprehensive set of reports, allowing them to view, print and export valuable information in numerous formats. In addition, Norton AntiVirus for Lotus Notes/Domino includes customizable alerts, thereby keeping administrators informed of the virus activity within their organization.

Symantec Enterprise Security
Symantec Enterprise Security provides corporations with a comprehensive and modular Internet security solution. The solution allows customers to manage the complete security lifecycle of their computing environment from assessment and planning to implementation and monitoring.

Symantec Enterprise Security enables customers to build the best security solution for their organization by choosing from Symantec's best-of-breed, multi-platform Internet security products; manageability and administration tools; and world-class professional services and support. Symantec Enterprise Security also includes the Digital Immune System, Symantec's unique technology for automatic detection and cure of security threats.

Symantec's Norton AntiVirus for Lotus Notes/Domino provides protection on Microsoft Windows NT, IBM OS/400, IBM AIX and Sun Solaris platforms. For additional product information call (800) 745-6054 or visit www.symantec.com. To obtain licensing information or to locate a reseller, visit http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/license/on the World Wide Web.

About Symantec
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.

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