Symantec Launches Virus Protection for Handhelds
Amid all the recent hype caused by the latest windows virus problems, Symantec has announced the Symantec AntiVirus for Handhelds line of consumer and enterprise solutions. The new products aim to protect Palm OS- and devices against viruses, worms and other malicious code, even though there are less than 2 known palm os viruses and they are extremely rare.
Symantec AntiVirus for Handhelds will provide both real-time and on-demand scanning. In addition, Symantec AntiVirus for Handhelds will also introduce LiveUpdate Wireless. This feature will enable users with a wireless Internet connection to download virus definitions and Symantec product updates directly to their device over the Web.
The Symantec AntiVirus for Handhelds line of consumer and enterprise solutions will include: Symantec AntiVirus for Handhelds-Annual Service Edition, Symantec AntiVirus for Handhelds-Corporate Edition, and Symantec AntiVirus for Handhelds-Corporate Edition with Event and Configuration Manager. All three products are scheduled to be available for purchase in early September.
Symantec AntiVirus for Handhelds will provide real-time scans through Auto-Protect, which will run continuously and unobtrusively in the background. Auto-Protect will scan for viruses when files are downloaded and when email attachments are received. It will also run when a malicious program tries to execute. Automatic scans, in turn, will run after synchronizations as well as after expansion cards are inserted into the handheld device. On-demand scans will run at the user's discretion. Symantec's antivirus micro-engine will ensure fast and efficient virus scans.
Symantec AntiVirus for Handhelds-Corporate Edition with Event and Configuration Manager will feature additional functionality for centralized logging, alerting, and reporting. With this product, the IT staff will be able to graphically view the status of all handhelds, make configuration changes, and enforce policies-all from a centralized console.
Symantec AntiVirus for Handhelds-Annual Service Edition is scheduled to be available for purchase from retail stores and online retailers in early September. The Annual Service Edition product will be offered as an annual, renewable subscription service to home users at an estimated retail price of US$39.95. Once the annual subscription period ends, users will be able to renew their subscription for US$19.95.
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