Cupertino, Calif --September 18, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, today announced that Norton Your Eyes Only was awarded SC InfoSecurity News Magazine's Editor's Choice and Best Buy awards in an encryption comparison in the September 1998 issue. Norton Your Eyes Only was chosen over product competitors from PC Guardian, Network Associates, Security Dynamics, Utimaco Safeguard, WinMagic and others.
The magazine's encryption review focused on "strong encryption" in the face of a number of reports of "cracked encryption". The products were chosen based on three main factors. First, the level of data security they provide in the way the product is implemented and the cryptographic algorithm used (strong or weak). Second, the functionality of the product, such as integration with the operating system or with specific or de facto standard applications and last but not least, usability and for automatic encryption products, transparency of operation.
"It's a great honor to receive the Editor's Choice and Best Buy awards from the leading computer security magazine in the U.S.," said Enrique Salem, Symantec's vice president of the Security and Assistance Business Unit. "The Editor's Choice and Best Buy awards assures users and administrators that Norton Your Eyes Only will protect their valuable data everywhere it goes-on your office and home PCs, on the road with your laptop, and over the Internet."
SC InfoSecurity News reported that, "Norton Your Eyes Only is formidable as an easy to use desktop encryption product and its simple exploitation of the Windows Explorer will mean that many users can integrate this seamlessly within their existing operation of Windows" as stated by the magazine.
Norton Your Eyes Only provides data protection through features such as "on-the-fly" encryption technology, that automatically decrypts files when authorized users open them and re-encrypts them when saved or closed. With theft on the rise and the Internet used increasingly for sending confidential information, this feature is necessary to prevent unauthorized viewing of information intended for "your eyes only".
SC InfoSecurity News Magazine is the leading U.S. computer security magazine. It contains full coverage of computer security news, individual product reviews, comparative product reviews, applications and solutions, articles plus other information about computer security.
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing. Symantec products and solutions help make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information on the company and its products can be obtained at www.symantec.com.
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