Norman Virus Control Achieves Checkmark Certification For Detection and Reliability

FAIRFAX, Va., March 5 /PRNewswire/ — Norman Data Defense Systems, a leader in the field of data security, today announced that its award-winning anti-virus product, Norman Virus Control, has once again earned the Checkmark Certification from West Coast Labs, a globally recognized, independent research and test center.

Norman Virus Control for Windows 98, Lotus Notes, NetWare, Windows 2000 Professional, and OS/2 have all attained Anti-Virus Checkmark Level One, making them among the highest quality and most reliable security products on the market capable of detecting all viruses in the wild.

“Checkmark Certification demonstrates that Norman, a pioneer in the development of virus control software, continues to provide some of the best data security products available today,” stated Hank Dugan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norman Data Defense Systems, the North American subsidiary of Norman ASA. “Norman Virus Control’s advanced heuristics for identifying new viruses and the fact that it has one of the fastest search engines on the market — together with our company-wide commitment to personalized customer care — mean that our corporate customers receive unsurpassed value in today’s virus control market.”

“The Checkmark System was developed by West Coast Labs to provide a reliable means of authenticating solutions that can be consistently relied upon,” stated Paul Robinson, Technical Director, West Coast Labs. “Norman’s certification gives an independent indication to users that Norman Virus Control can be trusted to provide high quality anti-virus protection.”

Norman Virus Control also has a consistent record of rating highly in product tests on detecting and cleaning viruses and has won twelve 100% Virus Bulletin awards since 1998, the most recent this past February. Norman’s virus search engine has been licensed to a host of companies and institutions, including Sybari Software, and protects millions of workstations.

West Coast Labs is an independent organization, owned by West Coast Publishing Ltd., publisher of SC Magazine. Its Certification System is considered by many to be the industry standard quality guarantee for all types of IT products.

About Norman Data Defense Systems

Norman Data Defense Systems is the North American subsidiary of Norman ASA, a recognized specialist in the field of data security. The software development company has provided computer security solutions to government agencies and corporations worldwide through its top-rated products for virus control, access control, encryption and network security, PKI solutions, risk management, data recovery, certified data erasure and a new personal firewall product. Today, there are more than 12 million users of Norman software worldwide. To find out more about the company, visit Norman Data Defense Systems via the Internet at .

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