Norman Data Defence Systems is launching the latest versions of its security products at Networks 99.
The products, which include Norman Virus Control Version 4.7 and Norman Access Control Version 4.0, will be available at the show through reseller Wick Hill (Hall 19, Stand L50).
Norman Virus Control prevents unknown or unauthorised macros such as Melissa from running and protects against worm viruses such as Explore.zip.
The software has a Macro Authorisation Module which works in the background to ensure that only macros that have been authorised by the user are allowed to execute.
This means that viruses such as Melissa cannot run and ensures that no new or existing virus can infect machines protected in this unique way.
"While it may seem a grand statement to say that this could be the end of the macro virus problem as we know it," said Ian Higginbotham, technical support manager at Norman, "we believe this to be the single most powerful defence against this type of attack."
The software uses a routine known as Smart Behaviour Blocker, which detects both known and unknown viruses, removing boot viruses from floppy disks so they are not activated and cause damage. This would have picked up the recent worm virus Explore.zip and prevented it from doing any damage.
Norman Access Control is a security product that lets network administrators supervise who has access to individual workstations.
In addition to username/password login facilities, it offers options for smart card and fingerprint recognition. It also provides boot security and hard disk encryption.
Norman Virus Control is £17.25 per seat for 100 users, including all virus control updates, upgrades and telephone support. Norman Access Control for Notebooks and NT is £39.75 per seat for 100 users. The Win 95/98 version is £88 per seat for 100 users.
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