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May 31, 2001

Pitt has agreement to use Norton AntiVirus software

Pitt has entered a one-year licensing agreement with Symantec Corporation for the Norton AntiVirus software, according to the University's technology web site [].

The University previously contracted with Corp. The new agreement will allow the University to continue to distribute antivirus software to members of its community without charging a fee.

Software covered by the licensing agreement includes antivirus software for Windows and Macintosh operating systems, and for Novell NetWare and Microsoft Windows NT-based servers.

The Windows version supports Windows 95, 98, NT and 2000.

The Macintosh version supports all current versions of the Mac OS. (Support for Mac OS X requires running the software in a Mac OS 9 partition.)

Symantec's Norton brand of consumer security products leads the market in worldwide retail sales and industry awards, according to the web site. Symantec's antivirus solutions protect computers and networks at multiple entry points from both known and unknown threats.

The products also offer Norton's LiveUpdate feature that automatically checks for and installs new virus definitions.

The Norton products are available at all Pittsburgh campus computing labs and Computing Services and Systems Development Software Licensing Services, and can be downloaded from the software section of the technology web site.

The Norton products will be distributed to students this fall as part of the student Toolkit CD.

Pitt faculty, staff and students can install the Norton AntiVirus retail edition, while the corporate edition is designed for use by University departments. The corporate version includes centralized administration and support features.

For more information, contact the Technology Help Desk at 624-HELP [4357].

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