Norton AntiVirus 2.0 For Microsoft Exchange Keeps Groupware Environments Safe From Virus Threats
Advanced Scanning/Reporting and Improved Interface Increase
Performance, Reliability, and Ease of Use
CUPERTINO, Calif. Sept. 9, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today
announced Norton AntiVirus 2.0 for Microsoft Exchange, the most comprehensive and
automatic protection available against today's viruses and tomorrow's new
threats. Norton AntiVirus 2.0 for Microsoft Exchange maintains server performance
and stability while providing advanced scanning and comprehensive reporting
"Recent widespread virus outbreaks have made clear the potentially destructive
effects that malicious code can have on entire corporations. As a result,
Symantec is providing enterprise-wide protection against these growing threats
through products such as Norton AntiVirus 2.0 for Microsoft Exchange, which halts
the spread of viruses by detecting and removing them at the groupware level,"
said Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business
"With the mission-critical role that messaging and collaboration play in business
today, we are pleased that Symantec is providing automatic virus protection for
Exchange users," said Dave Malcolm, group product manager at Microsoft
Corporation. "Norton AntiVirus 2.0 for Microsoft Exchange was designed
specifically for the Exchange environment and provides users with virus scanning
efficiency while being easy to manage."
Norton AntiVirus 2.0 for Microsoft Exchange provides automatic scanning and
cleaning capabilities to help corporations maintain a virus-free groupware
environment. The new Scan Window allows users to set a time schedule on scheduled
and manual scans. For example, administrators can create a scheduled scan that
scans users' mailbox every Monday for up to one hour. During the next scan, Scan
Window begins scanning based on where the last scan ended, thereby enabling
enterprises with large databases to optimize scan time and maintain maximum
The product also includes incremental scanning and only scans items that are new
or modified since the last scan. Incremental scan ensures that e-mail attachments
are scanned only once, regardless of how many recipients they are addressed to;
this feature streamlines activity on the network and helps increase network
performance. In addition, AutoProtect scans and cleans e-mail attachments in real
time as they enter the Microsoft Exchange server. Scheduled scans are also
Norton AntiVirus 2.0 for Microsoft Exchange features an easy-to-use HTML-based
interface that allows administrators to manage the software from any location.
Comprehensive reporting capabilities enable administrators to view, print, and
export valuable information in numerous report formats.
To maintain server performance, the Quarantine Server and Quarantine Console are
included with Norton AntiVirus 2.0 for Microsoft Exchange. The quarantine server
provides a safe zone for storing infected files and attachments for processing,
thereby providing a safe environment to repair the infected files. In addition,
the Quarantine Server includes Symantec's powerful Scan and Deliver feature,
which enables administrators to forward suspicious files to the Symantec
AntiVirus Research (SARC) for quick analysis and repair, providing corporations
with the most rapid resolution to unknown viral threats. SARC has resolved 94
percent of the issues sent via Scan and Deliver within 24 hours.
Norton AntiVirus 2.0 for Microsoft Exchange delivers highly automated and
hands-free virus protection. To minimize IT costs in the face of unknown virus
threats, Norton AntiVirus 2.0 for Microsoft Exchange relies on NAVEX. With this
unique technology, Norton AntiVirus can be updated to include protection from new
and unknown viruses without having to redeploy the software, resulting in
significant cost reductions.
Norton AntiVirus 2.0 for Microsoft Exchange is Windows 2000 RC1 compatible.
Subsequent releases of NAV for Microsoft Exchange are planned to be windows
2000-ready. Companies who purchase Upgrade Insurance will receive the Windows
2000-ready version if it is released during the term of their Upgrade Insurance.
Price and Availability
Norton AntiVirus 2.0 for Microsoft Exchange is expected to be available in
September. The price ranges from $14 to $27 per node and varies depending on
the number of notes protected. For example, a 1,000 node license would cost
Norton AntiVirus 2.0 for Microsoft Exchange requires an Intel or Alpha system
running Windows NT Server 4.0 or greater, Microsoft Exchange Server version 5.0
or higher, 64MB of RAM minimum, 20MB of free hard disk space, and Netscape
Navigator 3.0 or higher or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 or higher.
Symantec is a world leader in Internet security technology and technology
solutions that help companies manage and support workforces that use laptop
computers and other mobile devices.
The company is a leading provider of software products for the consumer market
and is rapidly growing its presence as a provider of solutions to enterprise organizations
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