July 22, 2002

Symantec offers antivirus solution for Lotus Notes/Domino for Linux

CoryEdwards writes: Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced Symantec AntiVirus 2.5 for Lotus Notes/Domino for Linux is the first antivirus solution available for Lotus Domino for Linux. Symantec AntiVirus 2.5 for Lotus Notes/Domino for Linux now provides comprehensive, automatic virus protection to a full-range of Lotus Notes/Domino platforms, including Solaris, AIX, OS/400, OS/390, and now Linux.
"Lotus software customers are increasingly extending the capabilities of their servers to take advantage of emerging e-business and Web technologies," said Ken Bisconti, vice president of messaging, Lotus Software, IBM Software Group. "Incorporating an antivirus solution for Lotus Domino for Linux provides enterprises with additional security and confidence from malicious threats."

"Symantec continues to build its world-class virus protection, providing enterprises with multi-tier, multi-platform solutions," said Gail Hamilton, executive vice president, Symantec Corporation. "Symantec AntiVirus 2.5 for Lotus Notes/Domino for Linux offers flexible and reliable security and is a powerful complement to the Linux platform."

Symantec AntiVirus 2.5 for Lotus Notes/Domino for Linux features real-time alerting and logging capabilities, as well as a reporting component. Administrators are able to export data to Microsoft Excel, Crystal Reports, and other third-party reporting tools to monitor virus activity on the server. LiveUpdate software, together with Symantec?s NAVEX technology, allows administrators to download the latest virus definitions and deploy them throughout the Lotus Domino environment from one location without having to reinstall software, dramatically reducing cost of ownership.

Symantec AntiVirus 2.5 for Lotus Notes/Domino for Linux offers virus scanning efficiency, which allows for minimal performance impact. Administrators can use Symantec AntiVirus 2.5 for Lotus Notes/Domino for Linux to scan the body of messages -- not just the attachment -- for malicious code. The solution also offers improved protection by providing scan and repair capabilities for compressed file formats, including Arc Manager, BinHex, GZIP, RTF, TAR, and TNEF. Administrators have the option to set scan configurations from remote computers, choosing real-time, on-demand, or scheduled scanning, and can also specify to repair or delete any infected files that are found. For added protection, Symantec AntiVirus 2.5 for Lotus Notes/Domino is backed by Symantec Security Response ? the world?s leading Internet security research and support organization which proactively researches new threats and provides fast updates to protect against new attacks.

Symantec Enterprise Security

Symantec AntiVirus 2.5 for Lotus Notes/Domino is part of Symantec Enterprise Security, which provides the technology, global response, and services necessary to manage information security. Symantec?s comprehensive solutions offer best-of-breed products such as firewall security, virus protection, intrusion detection, vulnerability management, and virtual private networking (VPN). Symantec Security Response provides customers such with comprehensive, global, 24x7 Internet security expertise to guard against today?s blended Internet threats. Symantec Enterprise Security customers also are supported by one of the largest professional security organizations in the world, offering security consulting, security education, and managed security services. For more information, please visit Symantec?s enterprise web site at www.enterprisesecurity.symantec.com.


Symantec AntiVirus 2.5 for Lotus Notes/Domino is available through Symantec?s worldwide network of value-added resellers, distributors and systems integrators. Organizations seeking a reseller or distributor should contact Symantec at http://www.symantecpartner.com/var/var_locate.html

About Symantec

Symantec, the world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security software and appliance solutions to individuals, enterprises and service providers. The company is a leading provider of client, gateway and server security solutions for virus protection, firewall and virtual private network, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises and service providers around the world. Symantec?s Norton brand of consumer security products is a leader in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 38 countries. For more information, please visit www.symantec.com.


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