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Norman Launches DNA Matching Software To Prevent Malware

Solution identifies the viral profile of all kinds of malicious programs
Oslo, Norway, 11 March 2009 " Norman launches Norman DNA Matching, a new proactive technology and method for identifying the viral profile of all kinds of malicious programs. Inherited or reused programming codes are recognized in new malware, providing unique proactive protection against threats.

DNA sequences are the building blocks of human DNA profiles. In the same way, computer code and instructions can be seen as the sequences of a program's "DNA ". Unlike crime scene forensics, this technique is now used to detect and stop new malicious code that has not yet been fingerprinted in the traditional way. If new malware inherits or reuses some of the programming code—Norman DNA Matching will conclude that it is malware of the same kind.

"We are excited and proud of introducing Norman DNA Matching, a new and innovative technology for proactive identification of viral profiles in programs. This shows once again that Norman is the leading provider of proactive technology in the security industry. Customers are concerned about the risk cyber crime represents and expect Norman to be in the technological leadership in securing their assets. We are happy to once more confirm this anticipation with the introduction of DNA Matching" says Are Fllesdal Tjnn, CTO.

Internet threats and e-crime are increasing at an alarming rate. The FBI has estimated that cybercrime now has surpassed illegal narcotics as the largest revenue-generating criminal activity (FBI/IBM). Consumers, companies, organizations and public services are all exposed to and threatened by the growth of malicious and criminal software.

A major reason for the alarming growth of new malware is the increased availability of "Developer Studios" for production of malware. This software, which everybody can buy on the Internet, enables hackers at all skill levels to create new Trojan horses, backdoors, key loggers, and other malicious software, simply by following a few easy steps.

DNA Matching is based on and co-works with Norman SandBox, the leading proactive technology and the cornerstone of Norman's proactive strategy to combat Internet-based e-crime. Companies like Microsoft, F-Secure and Swedish Security Police (Skerhetspolisen) among others use Norman's proactive technology to investigate e-crime and protect customers and the public.

This new proactive detection technology is available in all of Norman's antimalware security solutions and will also be integrated in the upcoming release of the new Norman Endpoint Protection.

For further information, please contact: Are Fllesdal Tjnn, CTO, +47 415 39 750 Audun Ldemel, VP Marketing and Business Development, +47 934 46 531

About Norman Norman ASA, founded in Oslo Norway in 1984 is a world leader and pioneer in proactive content security solutions and forensics malware tools. Norman offers malware analyzers, network security and endpoint protection solutions to meet customer's security needs. Norman solutions are available through Norman subsidiaries and a network of partners around the world. www.norman.com

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