CUPERTINO, Calif. - Sept. 20, 2000 Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that the University of Oregon has chosen Symantec anti-virus solution, Norton AntiVirus, to provide protection to its campus-wide network users. The three-year arrangement offers protection to the universityís 20,000 students and faculty. It will be made available through the universityís Duckware CD-ROM software program.
The award-winning Symantec anti-virus solution, Norton AntiVirus, provides the University of Oregon desktop and server protection against viral infection of PCs by eliminating viruses and other malicious code, and repairing the original files. Symantecís Norton AntiVirus ensures the computer is safe at startup and automatically scans files, including compressed files, as they are downloaded. Any fundamental changes to the virus scanning technology are provided at every virus definition update, and the ability to isolate suspicious files through the Norton AntiVirus Scan and Deliver feature for analysis and repairs offers an all-inclusive protection from Internet-borne viruses.
"The predominant dependence of our campus community on our network computers makes it crucial for our university to ensure that faculty and students have solid protection from online threats," said Joanne Hugi, director, Computing Center at the University of Oregon. "The university demands confidence in the networkís virus protection without adverse impact on stability and undue interference to our normal day-to-day system operations."
"As recent viruses display their dangerous potential, protecting a community of users requires a sophisticated system that circulates virus updates as quickly as possible," said Gail Hamilton, senior vice president, Enterprise Solutions at Symantec. "Symantec's expertise and commitment to Internet security solutions offers the University of Oregon the quality they seek in protection from viruses that challenge their network systems."
Symantec anti-virus solution, Norton AntiVirus, is supported by the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC), one of the industryís largest dedicated team of virus experts. As new computer viruses appear, SARC develops identification and detection for these viruses, and provide either a repair or delete operation, thus keeping users protected against the latest virus threats.
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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