Norman ASA, which sells anti-virus, personal firewall, anti-spam, and spyware-blocking software to small and medium-sized businesses, has made life a little easier for systems administrators by introducing remote management features and a dashboard alert system to its email security gateway line.
The company also announced the appointment of Trygve Aasland as its new CEO. Aasland was previously a director at Tandberg ASA.
The new version 4.2 of Norman Email Protection also sees some improvements made to the spam-checking characteristics of the anti-spam, anti-virus, and anti-phising suite, thanks to a modified predictive engine code that is said to reduce the number of false positives so that legitimate emails that are mass-sent are not blocked. The product is available for the Windows 2000 and 2003 Server.
The vendor is best known for its Norman Virus Control and Sandbox line of products, but has made the logical step into anti-spam and spyware packages. Almost two-thirds of Norman’s software sales take place in Europe.
Norman’s corporate headquarters are in Lysaker, Norway, and its North American headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, where it trades as Norman Data Defense Systems Inc.