CUPERTINO, Calif. - June 25, 2001 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, today announced its Norton AntiVirus 2.5 for Microsoft Exchange 2000 will support the next version of Microsoft's virus scanning Application Program Interface (VS API) available with Microsoft Exchange 2000 Service Pack 1. Symantec's support of Microsoft's VS API 2.0 will provide enterprise customers with a method to keep Microsoft Exchange 2000 systems free of viruses while maintaining the performance, scalability, and integrity of the Microsoft Exchange 2000 system.
"With the abundance of recent e-mail virus attacks, it's clear that enterprise organizations must protect themselves with best-of-breed, performance-enhancing security at multiple entry points," said Gail Hamilton, executive vice president, Product Delivery and Response, Symantec Corporation. "We're thrilled that Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 2.5 for Microsoft Exchange 2000 will support the new version of Microsoft's virus scanning API and will ultimately provide corporate administrators with the most reliable and cost-effective solution for protecting e-mail environments."
"We're pleased that Symantec will provide our customers with a solution that supports Microsoft's VS API 2.0," said Kevin McCuistion, Group Product Manager for Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Corporation. "Symantec is proving it is dedicated to providing solutions for the varying anti-virus needs of its enterprise customers."
As part of the Symantec Enterprise Security solution, Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 2.5 for Microsoft Exchange 2000 will provide customers with comprehensive and automatic virus protection. Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 2.5 for Microsoft Exchange will deliver highly automated and hands-free virus protection along with the following features:
Symantec Enterprise Security
Symantec Enterprise Security provides any size organization with the technology, global response and services necessary to manage its information security. Symantec's comprehensive solution offers best-of-breed products to protect gateways, servers, and clients with virus protection, firewall security, intrusion detection and vulnerability management. Customers benefit from Symantec's global network of researchers that provide customers with around-the-clock, immediate response to any new security-related attacks. Symantec Enterprise Security customers are also supported by one of the largest professional security organizations in the world, offering security consulting, security education and managed security services. For more information, please visit Symantec's enterprise Web site at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/.
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