Symantec Extends Award-Winning Virus Protection
Norton AntiVirus for Solaris Gateways
Safeguards Corporate Networks
CUPERTINO, Calif. Feb. 9, 2000 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC)
today announced its first anti-virus product to support the Solaris
platformNorton AntiVirus for Solaris Gateways. As an essential component of
Symantec's content security strategy, Norton AntiVirus for Solaris Gateways
extends the award-winning virus protection to companies operating multiple
platforms within their enterprise. Symantec offers critical gateway protection to
multiple platforms ranging from Sun Microsystems Solaris to Microsoft Windows NT.
"Norton AntiVirus for Solaris Gateways is the best protection possible against
invasive, fast-spreading e-mail borne viruses that can result in significant
monetary and productivity losses if left unchecked," said Elizabeth Magliana,
vice president of product management, enterprise solutions division. "Our goal
is to provide corporations with unsurpassed protection on multiple platforms from
new and unknown threats while reducing the cost of maintaining and supporting PCs
and servers in a connected world." To facilitate its integration with existing
communications infrastructures, Norton AntiVirus for Solaris Gateways is
compatible with leading e-mail server software such as Sendmail Pro, an Internet
mail platform on many Solaris systems for e-communication, applications, and
services. "After coordinated testing efforts to ensure the interoperability of
Norton AntiVirus with our Sendmail Pro software, we are convinced that Norton
AntiVirus for Solaris Gateways will provide our valued customers the virus
protection they need in today's e-business world," said Jon Haass, vice president
of business development at Sendmail.
Unsurpassed Virus Resolution Time
Because viruses transmitted via e-mail are notoriously fast spreading, it is
essential that corporations use an anti-virus solution that includes mechanisms
to ensure the quick turnaround of a cure. Norton AntiVirus provides unequalled
virus resolution timeframes through its effective yet intuitive multi-layered
technology components: Scan and Deliver, Quarantine Server, and Quarantine
Scan and Deliver is an automated macro virus analysis and repair system that
enables virus cures to be created and delivered faster than the malicious code
can spread. Currently, 92 percent of the virus cures are delivered to customers
within 24 hours, many of which are delivered within two to eight hours.
Quarantine Server isolates irreparable, virus-infected files, thereby preventing
further infection. The Quarantine Console makes it easier for administrators to
respond to virus situations quickly and efficiently by providing remote
management capabilities. The Norton AntiVirus NAVEX technology provides
administrators a way to implement fixes for new virus types throughout their
enterprise quickly and cost-effectively. NAVEX is Symantec's unique, extensible
engine that reprograms Norton AntiVirus to detect new classes of viruses without
requiring inlines or major updates. Symantec's schedulable LiveUpdate capability
adds further security by providing automatic virus updates at specified
intervals‹without human intervention.
By using a multi-threaded scanning system, Norton AntiVirus also processes even
more requests and scans simultaneously, thereby boosting system performance and
providing unsurpassed virus detection rates. The Norton AntiVirus scan engine
continues to detect and repair more viruses in independent tests than any other
comparable product on the market.
Norton AntiVirus also scans and repairs the files contained within common
compressed file formats, which is often targeted by virus writers as another
place to conceal new viruses. Additionally, Norton AntiVirus makes it easy for
users to access important virus information by including HTML links to Symantec's
Virus encyclopedia at the SARC Web site (www.sarc.com).
Norton AntiVirus for Solaris Gateways is available through Symantec's worldwide network
of VARS, integrators and resellers. For more information, visit
www.symantec.com. Other Symantec products for the Solaris platform include
I-Gear, the industry-leading policy-based Internet access control software; and
Mail-Gear, the most comprehensive, policy-based email filtering software.
About Sendmail, Inc.
Based in Emeryville, Calif., privately-held Sendmail, Inc. delivers the
ubiquitous Sendmail Internet Mail platform for e-communications, applications,
and services. Sendmail, Inc. collaborates with its commercial customers, partners
and the Open Source community to advance the Internet Mail platform powering the
majority of mail servers on the Internet today. After twelve months of shipping
commercial products and services, Sendmail, Inc., has more than 1,800 customers.
© Sendmail, Inc. 2000. All rights reserved. Sendmail is a registered trademark,
and Sendmail Pro and the Sendmail logo are trademarks, of Sendmail, Inc. Other
trademarks, trade names and service marks belong to their respective companies.
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
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