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Norman Releases NVCNet Antivirus Solution for Terminal Server

  • 28 January, 2004 15:55

<p>Norman Data Defense Systems today announced the release of NVCNet for terminal servers, a distributed antivirus solution that addresses the increasing threat and impact of worms and viruses, and also increases the operational performance of the network.</p>
<p>Mr Mark Karpinski, managing director of Capital Security Solutions, the Australian distributor of Norman security software, explained that in a terminal server deployment, enterprise applications are centrally installed on high-powered terminal servers that are accessed remotely using inexpensive thin clients.
“Traditionally, native antivirus applications are installed on the thin client and the terminal server, which check for virus, worms and other Malware,” Mr Karpinski said.</p>
<p>“However, terminal servers are a critical resource utilised by a high volume of users that run substantial applications. High loads on these servers can cause them to slow down and antivirus software operating on the already stressed CPU can compound this problem.</p>
<p>“The solution thus far has been to invest in additional terminal servers to spread the load. This is a costly and time-consuming process involving both software and hardware investments,” he said.</p>
<p>To avoid situations such as these, Norman Data Defense Systems has developed NVCNet for terminal servers to support these environments operating under Citrix and Microsoft.</p>
<p>The NVCNet solution has a distributed content function that check peripheral servers, which communicates with the native Norman Virus Control antivirus software installed on the terminal server.</p>
<p>When the CPU load hits a predefined threshold on the terminal server, it triggers the traffic to be re-directed to the distributed NVCNet server. Consequently, most of the terminal servers’ resources can be used to manage applications, files and users, and not virus scanning. When the CPU load is back to normal the ‘local’ antivirus program again takes control of the virus scanning.</p>
<p>In environments where two or more NVCNet servers are installed, load sharing and failover functions can be configured to ensure high uptime and powerful scanning. An NVCNet server has the ability to scan different environments. For example, file and SMTP mail servers, through simple configuration options.</p>
<p>“We believe this is a cost effective way of solving a problem that many organisations face. NVCNet is an innovative, flexible, completely scalable and platform-independent client/server network scanning solution for mid-size and large enterprises,” stated Mr Karpinski.</p>
<p>“The NVCNet concept is a new way of delivering antivirus protection in a robust and effective way,” he concluded.</p>
<p>About Norman ASA</p>
<p>Norman ASA is one of the world's leading companies within the field of
information security. Norman offers high-quality products and services
within the areas of, virus control, personal firewall, encryption, gateway
protection, data recovery, data erasure and computer forensic. Today, there
are more than 12 million users of Norman's products worldwide. Norman has
220 employees and is represented by subsidiaries (Norman Data Defense
Systems) and strategic alliances in USA, Europe and Asia/Pacific. Capital Security Solutions Pty Ltd based in Wantirna, Melbourne is the exclusive Australian distributor of all Norman Data Security software.</p>
<p>Press Enquiries:</p>
<p>Mr Mark Karpinski, Managing Director, Capital Security Solutions Pty Ltd, Suite 503 Knox Office Tower, 425 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South 3152. Tel: (03) 9801 0100. Facsimile: (03) 9801 0800. Email:</p>
<p>Issued on behalf of Capital Security Solutions Pty Ltd by WMC Public Relations. Contact Ray McWilliams on Tel: (03) 9803 2588. Fax: (03) 9803 1890.

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