Symantec Enters China Market with Release of its Norton AntiVirus Solutions
CUPERTINO, Calif. - July 7, 1998 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC),
the world's leading utility and anti-virus software vendor, today
announced entry into the China market with the sale and distribution
of Simplified Chinese Norton AntiVirus products. Certification from
the Ministry of Public Security, People's Republic of China (PRC)
allows the company to sell and distribute anti-virus software to
businesses and individuals, providing users with access to a
comprehensive solution for successful implementation of virus
With the increasing growth of Internet usage in China, personal
computer users are more prone to threats of various known and unknown
viruses. Symantec's Norton AntiVirus (NAV) 4.0 for Windows 95
Simplified Chinese, Norton AntiVirus for NT Server Simplified Chinese
and the entire family of NAV multi-tier products are now available
corporate users, large enterprise organizations and individuals to
provide real-time protection for every workstation.
NAV for NT Server Simplified Chinese also includes the Norton Software
Distribution utility, which automatically and remotely installs
anti-virus software on every workstation across a network.
"Symantec's key objective for the China market is to work closely
with MIS managers, CIOs, system integrators and large account
resellers to specifically address each and every one of the key
concerns faced in their challenge to implement virus protection," said
Daniel Schneersohn, Symantec Corporation's regional director for North
Asia. "There is a critical need to keep virus protection across a
network up-to-date at all times and receive immediate alerts to virus
incidents anywhere. Symantec is committed to providing its industry
leading anti-virus software solution to the China market to help
Chinese PC users keep their computers safe and reliable at all times."
Symantec is currently also working with Federal Software and other
Chinese software retailers to contribute to the development of the
Chinese software retail industry. To address the need for an entire
anti-virus solution, Symantec is investing in the local retail market
to offer comprehensive virus protection and security to the individual
Norton AntiVirus currently detects over 15,246 viruses. In May 1998,
Norton AntiVirus earned Virus Bulletin's 100 percent rating for
detection and repair of in-the-wild viruses in scanning tests designed
to represent real-world virus incidents. It was also awarded for the
second consecutive year PC World's 1998 World Class Award for best
anti-virus software. Symantec's NAV has received every major
editorial award since its introduction, including PC Magazine's
Editor's Choice in 1998 for Best AntiVirus Utility for the third
consecutive year, PC World's Best Buy award, PC Computing's MVP Award
and Windows Magazine's Win 100 Award.
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