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Norman
announced the availability of Endpoint Protection 9, an IT security defense
system that protects PCs and servers against malware threats. Endpoint
Protection is designed to deliver threat protection for small to medium-size
businesses (SMBs) and, using a new multilevel architecture, scales to serve
larger, more complex enterprise networks. Security policies may be set and
managed centrally across multiple sites.

Endpoint
Protection installs in minutes, and its user interface displays all clients and
servers in a network. All computers are updated with the latest protection and
stay secure while reporting status to the Endpoint Manager console application.
The Endpoint Manager also offers drag-and-drop actions for group handling and
security policy management.

"This
latest version of Norman Endpoint Protection delivers the most sophisticated IT
protection available," said Audun Lodemel, vice president of Norman’s
marketing and business development division. "The advanced architecture
makes it extremely easy to manage any size network, while ensuring a lower cost
of ownership experience."

In
addition, the platform comes with the company’s SandBox and DNA Matching
technologies. These proactive security technologies protect against new and
unknown malware and other persistent threats, keeping endpoints safe. Endpoint
Protection is engineered to stop all kinds of malware threats, including
viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware, bots, zero-day threats and rootkits.

In
October, the company announced an enhancement to its email security solution
that gives end users higher visibility and control over quarantined messages.
Direct Quarantine is a Microsoft Outlook add-on for Norman Email Protection
that is designed to relieve IT administrators of day-to-day quarantine
management. Users have access to quarantined email messages in real time—maintaining
full security protection—and may use Outlook functions such as the built-in
search tool to locate specific email. Users receive a full view of messages in
text or HTML, including a list of attachments. All dangerous content is
disabled, keeping the PC and network secure.

Direct
Quarantine Server integrates with Microsoft Exchange, and clients are deployed
through Active Directory Group Policy. The Direct Quarantine server works with
Exchange server and is deployed through Active Directory Group Policy with a
single install package for Outlook versions 2003, 2007 and 2010.  Norman
solutions include Security Suite for consumers and a portfolio for business and
government, including Endpoint Protection, Network Protection, patch
management, device control and application control.