Antivirus Products Win Level Two Certification
FLAWLESS PERFORMANCE EARNS NORTON ANTIVIRUS
WEST COAST LABS’ CHECKMARK LEVEL TWO CERTIFICATION
Symantec AV Solutions Rate 100 Percent
In-the-Wild Virus Detection and Disinfection
Across Widest Range of Operating Platforms
AUCLAND, – September
12, 2000 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced
that the Norton AntiVirus product line has earned the
coveted Checkmark Level Two certification, the highest level
of achievement awarded by independent testing and standards
organization West Coast Labs. Checkmark Level Two
certification is reserved for anti-virus solutions that both
detect and disinfect all viruses categorized as in-the-wild
by the WildList Organization International.
An integral component of the Symantec Enterprise Security solution, the Norton AntiVirus products passed the rigorous certification requirements and represents a growing collection of the most effective consumer and enterprise anti-virus products available. Current certified products operate on the following platforms: Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows NT Server, Windows NT Workstation, Lotus Notes, and DOS.
“Checkmark certification has been developed as an independent standard of how effective an anti-virus product is when confronted by the most complex viruses,” said Gail Hamilton. “We are honoured by this recognition and pleased to provide this technology across an unprecedented number of today’s most popular platforms, providing users everywhere with the most formidable protection against today’s malicious code.”
West Coast Labs’ testing procedure is repeated quarterly to determine a product’s continued level of detection and repair. The testing consists of a standard, a real-world industry accepted test, which can be administered by West Coast Labs or an accredited tester. If the product does not retain its perfect score, its Checkmark is suspended. And, if the manufacturer does not improve the product’s performance, the product is withdrawn.
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 including New Zealand. Symantec is represented in New Zealand by Auckland based distributors SealCorp and Tech Pacific.
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