Symantec Norton AntiVirus Protects Secure Computing
Firewallª for NT Users
Cupertino, Calif --April 28, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:
SYMC), the world's leading provider of utilities and anti-virus software,
today announced that Secure Computing Corporation (Nasdaq: SCUR) has
selected Norton AntiVirus
(NAV) as its preferred anti-virus solution. Secure computing will
ship a trial version of Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls with the Secure
Computing Firewall for NT - the first and only Microsoft
BackOffice compliant firewall on the market today.
Secure Computing Firewall for NT is central to the company's
strategy to provide multiple layers of security for the Windows NT
environment. Symantec 's NAV for Firewalls provides Firewall for NT
with a powerful first line of defense against virus threats by intercepting
and destroying incoming viruses in real time-before they reach beyond the
corporate walls and through the Internet to clients, customers and other
digital domains. Responses to new virus threats are developed by the
Research Center (SARC) and are made available to users via LiveUpdate,
which provides automatic access to the latest virus definition updates.
"We prefer to use Symantec anti-virus solutions to protect our
Firewall for NT customers because NAV's unprecedented level of
protection against new and unknown viruses from all sources," said
Andrew Stevens, product manager for Secure Computing Firewall for
NT. "Symantec's NAV products provide maximum virus protection at
every point of entry without degrading system performance."
NAV for Firewalls gives industry-leading NT and UNIX firewalls
continuous, comprehensive protection from Internet-spread viruses.
Developed in close consultation with leading firewall vendors, NAV for
Firewalls scans Internet traffic and file attachments, removes any viruses
before they invade a computer network, and repairs damaged files. Flexible
remote administration and minimal performance impact make it easy to deploy
at the corporate gateways.
"Symantec is pleased to offer its suite of anti-virus products to
Secure Computing customers," said Enrique Salem, vice president of
Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "Secure Computing's
commitment to providing total security solutions is reflected in the
company providing its users with the leading anti-virus brand."
The Norton AntiVirus product line includes a multi-tier strategy that
integrates products at the desktop, server, GroupWare server, Internet
gateway and firewall to provide users with the most comprehensive virus
detection and repair. The products provide users the security of knowing
they have the most complete protection available, whether downloading files
from the Internet, opening attached Word documents, or accessing floppy
Symantec AntiVirus Research Center SARC is the industry's largest
dedicated team of virus experts. With offices located in the United States,
Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands, the sun never sets on SARC. The
center's mission is to provide swift, global responses to computer virus
threats, proactively research and develop technologies that eliminate such
threats, and educate the public on safe computing practices. As new
computer viruses appear, SARC develops identification and detection for
these viruses, and provides either a repair or delete operation, thus
keeping users protected against the latest virus threats.
About Secure Computing Corporation
Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Secure Computing Corporation provides a
trusted, comprehensive offering of interoperable, standards-based products
for end-to-end network solutions including firewalls, Web filtering,
identification, authentication, authorization, encryption, extranet
technologies and professional services. Secure Computing has a worldwide
presence in financial services, telecom, aerospace, manufacturing, and
hi-tech industries, ranging from Fortune 1000 companies to service
providers and government agencies. More information is available over the
or by calling: in the U.S. 800-379-4944 or 408-918-6100; in Europe
+44-1753-826000; in Asia/Pacific +61-2-9844-5440.
Symantec Corporation helps 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. The company is focused on addressing customer
needs in three main application areas: the Norton product line of
anti-virus and PC-assistance products; the pcANYWHERE, WinFax and ACT!
product lines that cater to remote user productivity; and the Cafe product
lines in Internet development tools.
Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America,
Europe, Japan and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and
Latin America. Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC, Symantec Corporation
is based in Cupertino, California and employs more than 2,000 people.
Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling
(800) 441-7234 toll free, (541) 334-6054 or accessed on the World Wide Web
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