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Norman ASA has today entered into a comprehensive joint venture agreement with the broadband supplier, UPC.  This agreement provides all of UPC’s customers with virus protection using Norman Internet Control, a package which combines Norman’s award-winning Norman Virus Control and Norman Personal Firewall, which are both included in the subscription.

"Recent virus attacks have caused considerable damage for Internet users throughout the world.  We want to make the broadband Internet as simple and safe as possible for our customers, and we are therefore pleased that we are now able to offer our Internet customers one of the leading virus protection programmes available on the market," says Gunnar Evensen, the Managing Director of UPC.

The agreement encompasses all of UPC’s Internet customers, who from today onwards will be able to download the latest version of Norman Internet Control from  The program will be automatically updated as new versions gradually become available, and UPC’s customers will be able to gain direct access to Norman’s customer services centre if they have any queries about viruses and security.

Norman has for a number of years been awarded distinctions for its anti-virus products in independent tests conducted by the British magazine Virus Bulletin.  These are recognised tests which are often used as important selection criteria for finding optimal anti-virus solutions.  Norman Virus Control has a very high detection rate for viruses and other forms of harmful software.  The program also includes Norman’s unique SandBox technology which proactively stops new and unknown viruses, without the need for definition files.

"The fact that a company of the size of UPC has decided to engage in standardisation using our technology for all its customers is something which we consider to be a recognition of our technology and organisation.  We are looking forward to embarking on this exciting cooperative venture with UPC in order to safeguard UPC’s customers against computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses and hackers using a simple, easy to understand solution," says the Managing Director of Norman ASA, Henning Hansen.

For further information please contact:

- Henning Hansen, President and CEO, Norman ASA, tel + 47 67 10 97 00

- Audun Lødemel, Director of Marketing, Norman ASA ,, tel: +47 93 44 65 31

Norman ASA
Norman is a leading supplier of anti-virus and security products to companies and private users throughout the world.  The company is a leading supplier of innovative and cost-effective solutions for increasing security.
Norman SandBox is a globally recognised method used for proactively stopping viruses and threats, without the need for definition files.
Norman SandBox ensures that you have up-to-date virus protection – all the time.

UPC Norge
UPC Norge is a subsidiary of UGC Europe Inc., and is part of the UPC Broadband Division.  UPC Norge is a leading company in the field of broadband communications and entertainment, and provides its customers with various options by offering “triple play” services which combine TV (digital and analogue), broadband Internet and telephony services.  The company’s head office is located in Nydalen in Oslo, and it has branch offices in Østfold, Buskerud, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Haugesund and Bergen.  As at 31 March 2004, UPC Norge’s network covered a total of 485,100 households in much of southern Norway.  Of these, 339,000 of were cable TV subscribers, of which approx. 33,100 were Digital TV subscribers.  In addition, UPC Norge had approx. 23,700 telephony and approx. 40,400 Internet subscribers.

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