Norton Antivirus For Firewalls 1.5 Eliminates Internet Viruses On IBM, CVP
Firewalls Before They Enter Corporate Network
Superior Detection/Repair Technology Ensures Unsurpassed Scanning and Virus Removal
CUPERTINO, Calif. Oct. 19, 1999 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today
announced Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls 1.5, the only anti-virus solution with
native support for the IBM firewall. Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls 1.5 utilizes
Symantec's award-winning anti-virus engine to eliminate the threat of Internet
viruses on IBM and CVP-compliant firewalls before they enter the corporate
network. Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls 1.5 supports Windows NT 4.0 and Windows
"By developing Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls in close consultation with leading
firewall vendors such as IBM, Symantec is providing organizations an effective
deterrent to Internet-based viruses," said Enrique Salem, vice president of
Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls
is built upon proven technologies that are widely recognized for their superior
virus detection and repair rates as well as for their unparalleled speed and ease
at stopping malicious code at the corporate firewall."
"Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls is a critical component of IBM's SecureWay
FirstSecure solution, the first fully integrated security solution for
e-business," said Gerry Young, Secureway Boundary Server Market Manager at IBM.
"Symantec's Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls complements SecureWay FirstSecure's
comprehensive framework of e-business security solutions by reinforcing the
corporate firewall with next-generation anti-virus technology. "
Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls 1.5 provides unsurpassed scanning and virus
removal, scanning HTTP, FTP and SMTP traffic. The superior scanning technology
also scans within compressed files such as ZIP, self-extracting ZIP, and
MIME-encoded files. Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls 1.5 detects and removes the
most lethal polymorphic viruses using Striker32 technology, Symantec's
state-of-the-art virus detection and repair technology for complex 32-bit
To minimize its impact on network performance, Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls 1.5
scans only suspicious traffic for viruses. Administrators can manage traffic load
by adding multiple Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls servers to compatible
firewalls, one for each Internet protocol. To simplify setup, all configuration
is handled at the server and can be accomplished remotely through an HTML-based
graphical user interface, eliminating the need for "per-client" configuration.
To ensure that firewalls are protected against even the most recent viruses,
administrators can use LiveUpdate to quickly download the latest virus
definitions from the Symantec web site without interrupting network activities.
Updates can be scheduled or performed on demand. Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls
1.5 also includes a modular engine called NAVEX that allows Symantec to ship
fundamental changes and updates to the virus scanning technology with every virus
definition update. With LiveUpdate and NAVEX, corporations have the quickest and
most cost-effective tool for guarding their networks against viruses and other
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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