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Defense Awards Anti-virus Software Enterprise Licenses

National Guard Bureau

ARLINGTON, Va., July 24, 1997 – Two California firms have won DoD anti-virus software enterprise licenses, the Defense Information Systems Agency announced July 23.

McAfee Associates of Santa Clara will provide its full line of anti-virus security products. Corporate Software and Technology, a General Services Administration Schedule vendor, is providing the entire Norton Anti-Virus line of the Symantec Corp. of Cupertino. The licenses are for one base year plus four one-year options.

The two vendors cover most available operating systems and platforms including Microsoft's DOS and Windows, Novell, Unix, Mac, OS2, groupware products such as Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange, and e-mail. The licensees are also providing free anti-virus updates to DoD users.

The Defense Information Systems Agency's best-value award process used electronic commerce contracting techniques such as posting solicitations and amendments exclusively on the World Wide Web, and communicating more through e-mail, telephone and fax instead of hard copy, agency officials said.

DOD users and network administrators will soon be able to get more information and software downloads through the DISA ASSIST website at: http://199.211.123.12/ASSIST/avirus.html. (From a Defense Information Systems Agency release)

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