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米Symantec、「Norton AntiVirus 2004」発表〜スパイウェアにも対応(impress)
投稿者 エリヤ 日時 2003 年 9 月 02 日 13:54:25:bY4rr6bva7sJk


 米Symantecは25日、ウイルス対策ソフトの最新バージョン「Norton AntiVirus 2004」を9月上旬に発売すると発表した。最新版では、従来のウイルスなどに加えてスパイウェアやキーロガーなどにも対応した点が特長だ。
 「Norton AntiVirus 2004」は、Symantec社製ウイルス対策ソフトの最新版で、一般ユーザー向けの「Norton AntiVirus 2004」と企業向け「Norton AntiVirus 2004 Professional」の2バージョンに大きく分けられる。
 「Norton AntiVirus 2004」では検査能力を強化し、メール、メッセンジャーの添付ファイル、オンデマンドシステムなどを検査し、疑わしきファイルが入ってこようとした場合には、入り口で防ぐことができるという。また、従来はウイルスとして検知されなかったスパイウェアやキーロガーなども検知可能になったという。この点について同社のコンシューマ製品部門担当副社長のSteve Cullen氏は、「最近流行した、BugBearやBlasterなどのウイルスにおいては、従来より一層複雑化しており、これまでの対策方法では不十分である」とコメントしている。
 また、P2Pやメッセンジャーで交換される圧縮ファイル経由で感染するウイルスにも対応し、Windows XP/2000ではこれらのウイルスの侵入を防ぐことができるようになった。これにより、Kazaaなどのファイル共有ソフト上での感染を狙うウイルスに対しても、感染を防ぐことができるという。また、海賊版や不正利用ソフトの使用を回避することができる機能も搭載された。
 企業向けの「Norton AntiVirus 2004 Professional」では、「Norton AntiVirus 2004」のすべての機能に加えて、破損もしくは間違って削除してしまったファイルのデータ回復機能などが付加されている。また、家庭やオフィスでもう1台のPCを利用する場合を想定して、デフォルトで2ユーザーライセンスを含んでいるほか、SOHOや中小企業向けに5ユーザーパックや10ユーザーパックも用意されている。
 価格は、通常版の「Norton AntiVirus 2004」が49.95ドル、アップグレード版が29.95ドル、企業向けの「Norton AntiVirus 2004 Professional」が69.95ドル、アップグレード版が39.95ドルとなっている。また、SOHOや中小企業向けの「Small Office Packs」が5ユーザーで199.95ドルから。
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2003/08/26 19:59


News Release
Symantec's New Norton AntiVirus 2004 is the World's First Comprehensive Antivirus Solution to Protect Consumers from Spyware

CUPERTINO, Calif. - August 25, 2003 -Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced Norton AntiVirus 2004, the newest version of the world's most trusted antivirus solution. Utilizing new, state-of-the-art technology, Norton AntiVirus 2004 will provide consumers with core protection against certain emerging non-virus threats such as spyware and keystroke logging programs. Scheduled for wide availability in early September, Norton AntiVirus 2004 will empower home and small office users to proactively ward off privacy and security breeches that are often caused by the presence of these non-virus threats.

"With the emergence of recent high profile security threats like BugBear and Blaster, which are complicated and blended in nature, traditional antivirus solutions are no longer enough to guarantee trouble-free computing," said Steve Cullen, senior vice president of Consumer and Client Product Delivery at Symantec. "The additional protection provided by Norton AntiVirus 2004 helps combat spyware and keystroke logging programs, which can be left behind by some of these new blended threats. Spyware can also be acquired through everyday Web surfing, installing itself in the computer's background, is also frequently with most users never knowing it is there."

The new expanded threat detection capabilities of Norton AntiVirus 2004 will include scans for programs on the user's computer that can be used with malicious intent to compromise the security of a system, spy on the user's private data, or track users' online behavior. To help ensure maximum protection Norton AntiVirus 2004 will identify and block these threats at the point of entry to the system, detecting the threats during scans of email and instant message attachments, or during scheduled or on-demand system scans.

Norton AntiVirus 2004 will also offer users of Windows 2000/XP added protection from viruses lurking in compressed files-the type of files commonly exchanged with the use of services such as peer-to-peer networks or instant messaging. This new, real-time compressed-file scanning feature prevents users of file-exchange services from sharing or downloading infected files even if those files are compressed. Additionally, as a measure to protect users from pirated or counterfeit software, Norton AntiVirus 2004 will also now include a product activation component.

Like previous versions of the product, Norton AntiVirus 2004 will continue to help users achieve maximum protection with minimum effort by automatically scanning all files for malicious code, and automatically removing viruses, worms, and Trojan horses without requiring user intervention. Protection is further enhanced by Norton AntiVirus's consistent ability to protect automatically against both inbound and outbound online threats at all points of entry. Unlike many of its competitors, Norton AntiVirus 2004 will also install out of the box with all key protection settings and technologies active by default, including real-time scanning, automatic updating, and sophisticated heuristics.

To ensure Norton AntiVirus 2004 users' protection stays updated against new online threats, Symantec's LiveUpdate will check for new antivirus updates whenever the user is online. LiveUpdate will then automatically and unobtrusively download updates in the background to minimize disruptions, thus allowing users to achieve the continued peace of mind that comes with knowing their antivirus product is working at its best.

Norton AntiVirus 2004 will also be offered in a professional edition, which will include all of the capabilities of the standard version, as well as additional protection features to help ensure the integrity and safety of data. Norton AntiVirus 2004 Professional will include both a data recovery component that helps users restore files that were damaged or accidentally deleted as well as a data-cleaning tool that digitally shreds deliberately deleted files. In addition, to help protect households and home offices with more than one PC, Norton AntiVirus 2004 Professional will include a two-computer license. For small businesses, Norton AntiVirus 2004 Professional will also be available for purchase in small office 5-packs and 10-packs.

Norton AntiVirus 2004 and Norton AntiVirus 2004 Professional will be available for an estimated retail price of US$49.95 and US$69.95, respectively. Prices include a one-year subscription to Symantec痴 protection updates. Current users of Norton AntiVirus and competitive antivirus products will be able to upgrade to Norton AntiVirus 2004 and Norton AntiVirus 2004 Professional for an estimated retail price of US$29.95 and US$39.95, respectively. Norton AntiVirus 2004 Small Office Packs will be available for an estimated retail price of US$199.95 for 5 users and US$399.95 for 10 users. Norton AntiVirus 2004 and Norton AntiVirus 2004 Professional are available for pre-order at the Symantec online store at www.symantecstore.com and are scheduled to be available for purchase at various retail locations and other online retailers in early September.

About Symantec
Symantec, the world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security software and appliance solutions to enterprises, individuals 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 and remote management technologies as well as 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.

NOTE TO EDITORS: : If you would like additional information on Symantec Corporation and its products, please view the Symantec Press Center at http://www.symantec.com/PressCenter/ on Symantec's Web site. All prices noted are in US dollars and are valid only in the United States.

Symantec and the Symantec logo are trademarks or registered trademarks, in the United States and certain other countries, of Symantec Corporation. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT: This press release contains forward-looking statements, including forecasts of future revenue and earnings per share, expected activities, and other financial and business results that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from results expressed or implied by this press release. Such risk factors include, among others: the sustainability of recent growth rates, particularly in consumer products; the anticipation of the growth of certain market segments, particularly enterprise security; the positioning of Symantec's products in those segments; the competitive environment in the software industry; general market conditions, fluctuations in currency exchange rates, changes to operating systems and product strategy by vendors of operating systems; and whether Symantec can successfully develop new products and the degree to which these gain market acceptance. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements in this press release. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in the Risk Factors sections of Symantec's previously filed Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 28, 2003. Symantec assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release except as otherwise required by law.

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