Palo Alto, CA/Cupertino, CA, April 14, 2004 - PGP Corporation and Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the delivery of a combined enterprise secure-messaging and virus-scanning solution. PGP Corporation has integrated the Symantec AntiVirus™ Scan Engine into its PGP® Universal product line, giving enterprise customers comprehensive, network-based secure messaging.
Customers that purchase PGP Universal with an annual subscription of Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine will enjoy the benefits of a comprehensive email security solution where outgoing emails are scanned for viruses before they are encrypted and incoming emails are scanned immediately after decryption. PGP Universal will centrally manage both the Symantec and PGP products.
“The complexity of today’s security threats requires world-class email encryption and antivirus solutions that are designed to work together,” said Doug McLean, vice president of products, PGP Corporation. “By integrating the Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine, we have achieved simplified deployment and superb, system-level performance as part of PGP Universal.”
“Many have thought these two enterprise functions could not be integrated without sacrificing security or performance,” said Greg Gotta, vice president, product delivery, Symantec Corporation. “The solution created by PGP Corporation and Symantec demonstrates our commitment to addressing the enterprise need for effective, high-performance, comprehensive, and scalable virus protection for email.”
Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine
The Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine provides high-performance, scalable, and reliable virus protection for traffic served through, or stored on, network infrastructure services, applications, and devices. The Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine employs award-winning technologies to detect and repair viruses, worms, and Trojan horses in all major file types, including mobile code and compressed file formats. Virus definitions and engines are updated automatically with no interruption in virus scanning. To ensure highly scalable virus protection, the solution easily accommodates growing traffic volumes with automatic load balancing across multiple servers.
PGP Universal provides practical, wide-scale deployment of secure messaging. By moving email encryption responsibility away from users to the network, encryption, decryption, and digital signatures are automatic and user-transparent. Messages are encrypted to individual keypairs and secured even when recipients have no keys. PGP Universal can quickly and cost-effectively secure up to 100% of an enterprise’s users—both inside and outside the organization. PGP Universal supports both OpenPGP and X.509 + S/MIME standards and delivers low-cost deployment through its self-deploying, proxy-based architecture. Keys are created dynamically, allowing IT control over bidirectional policy enforcement.
Availability, Pricing, Support
The beta version of PGP Universal with Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine is available immediately on the PGP website (www.pgp.com) and is planned to ship with the upcoming PGP Universal 1.2 release later this quarter. Annual subscription licenses for the Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine capability are planned to be available as a bundle with PGP Universal products. PGP Corporation will provide first-level support through PGP engineers with Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine certifications, backed by Symantec Platinum support.
About PGP Corporation
The recognized worldwide leader in secure messaging and information storage, PGP Corporation develops, markets, and supports products used by a broad installed base of enterprises, businesses, governments, individuals, and cryptography experts to secure proprietary and confidential information.
During the past ten years, PGP® technology has built a global reputation for open and trusted security products. The PGP Corporation family of products includes PGP Universal—an automatic, self-managing, network-based solution for enterprises—as well as desktop, mobile, and SDK solutions. Venture funding is provided by DCM-Doll Capital Management and Venrock Associates. Contact PGP Corporation at www.pgp.com or +1 650 319 9000.
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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