Symantec Provides Complete Desktop Protection in One Package
Norton Protected Desktop Solution makes it easier and less costly
to manage, maintain, protect, and fix an organization's desktop PCs
Cupertino, Calif. --June 1, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the worldwide
leader in utilities and anti-virus, today announced Norton Protected Desktop Solution, complete
desktop protection in a single convenient package. Norton Protected Desktop Solution uses
award-winning Norton technology to help corporations detect and eliminate virus threats; identify,
prevent, and repair hardware and software problems; protect against system crashes and data loss;
optimize performance; and automatically update itself and other applications. Norton Protected
Desktop Solution simplifies the task of problem-solving in heterogeneous environments, providing a
common framework for DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95, and Windows NT workstations.
"IS managers continue to be overwhelmed by their ever increasing responsibilities. They are looking
for a complete solution to help them protect and manage desktop PCs within the corporation," said
Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "Norton
Protected Desktop Solution provides best-of-breed tools to help corporations reduce the total cost
The Norton Protected Desktop Solution CD-ROM contains Norton Software Distribution Utility 2.0,
Norton CrashGuard 2.0 for Windows NT, Norton CrashGuard 3.0 for Windows 95, Norton Speed Disk for
Windows 95/NT, Norton Disk Doctor for Windows 95/NT, Norton AntiVirus 4.0 for DOS/Windows 3.1, and
Norton AntiVirus 4.0 for Windows 95/NT. The CD-ROM also contains several administrator components,
including LiveUpdate Administrator, Norton Utilities for Windows 95 3.0, Norton Utilities 8.0 for
DOS/Windows 3.1, Norton Utilities for NT 2.0.
Norton Protected Desktop Solution allows an organization to standardize on and
deploy one consistent anti-virus solution, based on the most advanced and effective technology, with
a common look and feel regardless of operating system. It is ideal for organizations that mix
multiple desktop platforms and operating systems, as well as for corporations that use diverse
network operating systems. Norton AntiVirus is built into Norton Protected Desktop Solution. It
provides state-of-the-art virus protection, whether users are downloading files from the Internet,
sending and receiving e-mail, opening attached documents, accessing floppy disks, sharing files
across a network, retrieving data from compressed archives, or installing new software from a
CD-ROM. Its exclusive MVP technology provides the best protection available against malevolent macro
In addition, Bloodhound technology provides real-world protection that "sniffs out" new and unknown
viruses and detects and repairs unknown macro viruses. Bloodhound detects more than 90 percent of
new macro viruses and 80 percent of new file and boot sector viruses. Norton AntiVirus is backed by
the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC), the industry's largest dedicated team of virus
Improved Performance, Increased Productivity
Norton Protected Desktop Solution also includes Norton
Disk Doctor, which automatically detects and fixes common hard disk problems. Administrators can
schedule Norton Disk Doctor to find and repair registry, application, hard drive, and low disk space
problems on a user's system, thereby reducing end user downtime and administration time spent at a
user's desk. In addition, Norton Speed Disk optimization for Windows 95 automatically defragments
hard disks, dramatically improving system performance by optimizing file placement for faster disk
Norton Utilities for Windows 95/NT, which is included on the administrative console, gives IS
managers the most trusted, advanced problem-solving and optimization tools available.
With Norton CrashGuard, Norton Protected Desktop Solution provides the most effective crash
protection available, catching nearly all application crashes and stabilizing the application long
enough to save work. It also "unfreezes" hung applications-even those that don't respond to a mouse.
Norton CrashGuard helps increase productivity by keeping your system up and running and by saving
you the time, cost, and frustration of re-creating lost work.
Organization-wide deployment of disk optimization, software optimization,
crash protection, and anti-virus protection requires easy administration, management, and
distribution. Symantec's continuing commitment to protecting corporate assets incorporates
ground-breaking LiveUpdate capabilities and the Norton Software Distribution Utility (NSDU) into
Norton Protected Desktop Solution.
LiveUpdate is a strategic tool designed to provide continuing protection in the business
environment. For example, it downloads and installs new virus definitions to protect against new
The Norton Software Distribution Utility offers administrators a fast, easy way to distribute
applications, files, and virus definitions-complete with administrator-specified configuration and
option settings-to Windows 95 and Windows NT machines running on IP or IPX networks. Norton Software
Distribution Utility saves administrators time and effort by allowing them to distribute multiple
jobs concurrently, create a single job for rollout to multiple operating systems, schedule jobs to
launch automatically, and easily view the real-time status of their active NSDU jobs.
Pricing and Availability
Norton Protected Desktop Solution is available now. Customers can contact
their local VAR or systems integrator for site license pricing.
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 at
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