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Norman SandBox Center identifies known as well as unknown viruses

Norman ASA is planning to make the company’s unique SandBox technology more available by demonstrating the superior qualities that the SandBox offers.

As a first step Norman is offering a free check of Internet files for both known and unknown viruses.

Starting on 30th September, Norman SandBox Centerwill be available as a free service from

Users of the new Norman SandBox Center analysis service will be notified by e-mail of important information such as:

·        What kind of virus it is
·        What kind of damage the virus can induce when infiltrating a computer
·        Which network service the virus attempts to access
·        Whether any backdoors will be installed
·        Other information, for example whether the virus will try to delete the installed antivirus software

“We are setting up the Norman SandBox Center because we want to present all users with the possibility of accessing and testing this unique technology,” says Henning Hansen, CEO of Norman ASA. “We also feel it is important to highlight the problems with yesterday’s signature-based antivirus programs, which can be compared with an airbag that is triggered six seconds after the car has crashed.”

In addition to the actual analysis, Norman SandBox Centeroffers a number of useful services. Among these is an overview of all the files that have been sent to the center. If a known virus is found, the center will transfer you to the virus description page. If the virus is unknown, you will receive a description of what the virus does alongside the analysis data.

Norman’s SandBox technology allows users to identify new viruses at an earlier stage than they could with the older technologies. We are not talking about minutes, but gaining several hours. Internal tests have proven that Norman SandBox can identify close to 70 per cent of new viruses.

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 one of the world’s leading suppliers of data security services. Offering products such as virus control, encryption, personal firewalls, certified data deletion and data reconstruction, the company plays an important role within the computer industry.

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