Symantec Announces Carrierscan Server 2.1 for Oracle Internet File System

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 13, 2001–Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, today announced that CarrierScan Server 2.1 now provides anti-virus scanning and repair for the Oracle Internet File System (iFS). This new integrated solution ensures that documents and files managed by iFS are automatically protected from the threat of malicious viruses, worms, mobile code, and Trojan Horses.

The Oracle Internet File System (iFS) serves as a front-end to Oracle databases and provides access to files and documents via common Web protocols. iFS users can access content from Windows computers, Web browsers, e-mail applications, or via the file transfer protocol (FTP). In addition, software developers can extend the iFS base functionality to build custom content management applications.

Like all file servers, iFS servers can potentially function as a breeding ground for computer viruses and worms. If one user infects a file stored on any such connected system; the file could potentially infect hundreds or thousands of users. Symantec’s integration of CarrierScan Server 2.1 into the Oracle Internet File System now provides comprehensive protection for iFS customers against viruses and other malicious mobile code.

“This latest integration demonstrates that our CarrierScan Server anti-virus technology can easily be incorporated into virtually any Web-based or corporate application,” said Gary Warren, senior vice president for Symantec. “We are pleased to offer the fastest, most advanced anti-virus protection to Oracle’s world-wide iFS customer base.”

CarrierScan Server, Symantec’s highly scalable and proven anti-virus solution, enables companies to tightly integrate anti-virus scanning and repair capabilities into services such as Web-based e-mail, Web-based file sharing, Internet-available databases and a variety of other applications that deliver files over the Internet. CarrierScan Server 2.1 employs all of Symantec’s award-winning anti-virus engine technologies including NAVEX, the industry’s first real-time extensible engine. NAVEX enables completely new anti-virus engines to be deployed without disruption of the scanning service.


Symantec’s CarrierScan Server 2.1 for Oracle iFS is now available. For sales information, call 408/517-8415.

About Symantec

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, vulnerability assessment, intrusion prevention, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises around the world. Symantec’s Norton brand of consumer security products leads the market in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 37 countries. For more information, please visit our Web site at

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