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Editor's Pick For "I Love You" Worm Protection

Published: Wed 10 May 2000 04:01 PM
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Computer Associates Inoculateit Personal Edition Receives Pcworld.Com Editor's Pick For "I Love You" Worm Protection
Immediate Detection and Containment of "I LOVE YOU" Worm Yields Distinction As Featured Antivirus Solution
ISLANDIA, N.Y., May 9, 2000 - Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA), the world's leading eBusiness solutions provider, today announced that InoculateIT Personal Edition (PE), part of CA's comprehensive Internet security solutions suite - eTrust - has received PCWORLD.com's acclaimed "Editor's Pick" award. This distinction was bestowed upon CA's security software immediately following the initial detection and containment of the destructive "I LOVE YOU" Worm that plagued eBusinesses and households throughout the world last week.
"We featured CA's InoculateIT PE antivirus solution because it was one of the first fixes we found for the 'I LOVE YOU' Worm and its variants," said Rebecca Freed, PCWorld.com's managing editor. The Editor's Pick is publi shed daily to highlight software that meets an important need for FileWorld readers. FileWorld is a shareware library for PCWorld Online readers.
CA's InoculateIT PE is the premier anitvirus solution for networked environments offering unmatched management and virus protection. InoculateIT PE is certified by the International Computer Security Association (ICSA) to detect 100% of viruses "in the wild" and ensures that a network is protected against potentially damaging and costly virus incidents.
"As part of the eTrust Internet security solution family, InoculateIT is uniquely designed to provide any system that connects to the Internet with superior, proactive protection against viruses," said Simon Perry, CA vice president, security solutions. "It is vital that computing environments are protected from any type of potentially destructive, malicious code, such as the 'I LOVE YOU' Worm. CA's rapid response and continuous vigilance in stopping cyber attacks, coupled with the ability of InoculateIT PE to detect and protect computing environments, provides end users with an immeasurable asset - peace of mind."
Computer users were provided with up-to-the-minute information about the "I LOVE YOU" virus and its variants, and offered the opportunity to protect their computers free of charge by downloading the latest signature file of CA's InoculateIT PE for personal use.
"The tremendous worldwide desire to seek out an immediate and comprehensive solution for the destructive nature of the 'I LOVE YOU' virus was evident by the massive amount of free downloads that were executed on our Website during the rampant outbreak of the malicious virus and its variants," continued Perry.
PC Magazine's "Editor's Pick" distinction is the latest in a series of awards and recognition that CA's InoculateIT PE has received as the industry's preeminent antivirus solution. Most recently, InoculateIT PE was recognized by Windows NT Systems magazine by garnering "Product of the Year" honors.
InoculateIT PE is part of CA's eTrust solutions, which are built on CA's Unicenter TNG Framework - providing a powerful, comprehensive and integrated solution for building, deploying and securing eBusiness. eTrust enables eBusiness by safeguarding all mission-critical resources, from the browser to the mainframe.
Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), the world's leading business software company, delivers the end-to-end infrastructure to enable eBusiness through innovative technology, services and education. CA has 18,000 employees worldwide and had revenue of $6.3 billion for the year ended December 31, 1999. For more information, visit www.ca.com.
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