Norton AntiVirus Wins 10th vb 100% Award
Norton AntiVirus Continues to be Rewarded by Virus Bulletin for Outstanding Performance
CUPERTINO,Calif. -August 23, 2000
- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:
SYMC) today announced that Norton AntiVirus has received its 10th
VB 100% Award from Virus Bulletin. Out of the 18 products submitted
for review, Norton AntiVirus 2000 was one of only three products
to earn the award.
Virus Bulletin tested 18 Windows 98-based anti-virus products,
including VirusScan from Network Associates and InoculateIT from
Computer Associates and published the results in its July 2000 issue.
The VB 100% Award is given to products that detect 100 percent of
all "In the Wild" viruses, as tracked by the WildList Organization,
during extensive Virus Bulletin testing.
"Receiving a 10th VB 100% Award secures Norton AntiVirusí position
as an industry leader in providing the most powerful and reliable
anti-virus solutions available today," said Ron Moritz, chief technical
officer, Symantec Corporation. "As the virus threat is continually
changing, it is more important than ever to be protected from these
Symantecís AntiVirus solutions provide customers with automatic
protection against viruses and other malicious code at all entry
points, including e-mail attachments and Internet downloads. Norton
AntiVirus 2000 delivers automatic, hands-free detection, analysis
and repair of viruses, malicious ActiveX controls, Java applets
and other dangerous fast-moving threats. Norton AntiVirus Corporate
Edition 7.0 is part of Symantec Enterprise Security, which enables
customers to build the best security solution for their organization
by choosing from Symantecís best-of-breed, multi-platform Internet
security products; manageability and administration tools; and world-class
professional services and support.
Virus Bulletinís comparatives typically focus on virus detection
rates, scanning speeds and performance overhead of on-access or
resident scanning components. The viruses on the WildList Organizationís
lists are acknowledged as causing real-world virus incidents and
of doing so in more than just one or two isolated locations. As
evidenced by its long string of VB 100% awards, Norton AntiVirus
has consistently earned high marks. Recently, Norton AntiVirus was
once again named to PC Dataís Top 10 Business Software list. This
is an honor Norton AntiVirus has received consistently since January
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides
a broad range of content and network security solutions to individuals
and enterprises. The company is a leading provider of virus protection,
risk management, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management
and mobile code detection technologies to customers. Headquartered
in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in more
than 33 countries.
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