Scandinavian Airlines Chooses Symantec For Worldwide Virus Protection
Norton AntiVirus to Protect Entire Network
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Nov. 20, 2000 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security technology, today announced that Scandinavian Airlines, the national airlines of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, has signed a 12,000-user license for Symantec's Norton AntiVirus solution. The agreement also includes a two-year contract for 24-hour technical support.
"We chose Symantec because it enables us to centrally update our file servers to ensure they have the latest level of protection," said Henrik Darre, product manager at Scandinavian Airlines Data. "We no longer have to make the updates and installations on local servers anymore - it can all be managed centrally. Symantec's Norton AntiVirus solution is among the best in network performance on the Windows NT platform."
"Scandinavian Airlines has entrusted us with protecting their entire network which is responsible for the safety and well-being of thousands of airline passengers a day," said Dieter Giesbrecht, vice president of worldwide sales for Symantec. "Their faith in our products is a testimony to the types of solutions we can provide all our enterprise customers regardless of size or need."
The Symantec anti-virus solution protects against viral infection by eliminating viruses and other malicious code and repairing original files. Norton AntiVirus ensures the computer is safe at start up and automatically scans files, including compressed files, as they are downloaded. Changes to the virus scanning technology can be provided as part of virus definition updates, significantly reducing the need to un-install and re-install software to deal with new strains of virus. The ability to quarantine suspicious files through the solution's Scan and Deliver feature for analysis and repair offers an all-inclusive protection from Internet-borne viruses.
About Scandinavian Airlines
SAS was formed in 1946. It is a consortium consisting of three national airlines: SAS Danmark A/S, SAS Norge ASA and SAS Sverige AB. During 1998, SAS flew 21.7 million passengers to 101 destinations in 31 countries, nine of which were outside Europe, six in Asia and three in the US. SAS had more than 1,000 daily departures and transported almost 280,000 tons of freight. In 1998, the SAS Group's operating revenue was SEK 40.9 billion and its income after financial items was MSEK 2,829. At the end of the year, the average number of employees was 27,071.
The SAS fleet consists of 177 aircraft: 27 Boeing 737-600s, 14 Boeing 767s, 76 MD-80s, 24 DC-9s, 8 MD-90s, 20 Fokker 50s, 3 Fokker F-28s and 5 SAAB 2000s.
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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