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Ingram Micro To Distribute Dr Solomon's Product Line

Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus and Toolkit Products Available via Broad Base of Resellers and Retailers

BURLINGTON, Mass., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr Solomon's Software, the worldwide leader in computer virus detection, identification, and disinfection, today signed a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM) , the leading worldwide distributor of broad-line computer products. Under the terms of the agreement, Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for corporate customers and Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus retail product will be distributed to resellers throughout the United States and Canada.

"Anti-virus software products are consistently ranked in the top five best-seller list for retail sales, indicating a strong and growing consumer demand for anti-virus solutions," said Amy Hoffman, vice president of product marketing of Ingram Micro. "We are excited to be instrumental in the first North American retail launch of Dr Solomon's international award-winning product line."

Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus, the most comprehensive and advanced anti-virus solution for the consumer and SOHO markets, is the company's first product specifically designed for the U.S. retail channel. Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus will be available on retail shelves March 11, 1997, and detects more than 11,000 viruses. Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus automatically detects, identifies and eradicates the most viruses with its exclusive VirusGuard and WinGuard scanners and NetGuard technology. It provides the best line of defense against the spread of viruses with 24-hour virus protection from Internet downloads, shared files, email, and floppies for 100 percent "in the wild" virus detection.

"Ingram Micro is the largest distributor of technology products and has established relationships with a variety of resellers," said Kim Yandall, director of U.S. channel sales for Dr Solomon's. "Since Dr Solomon's is embarking on its first U.S. distribution push, we are pleased to leverage Ingram Micro's expertise and relationships in multiple resale channels."

Dr Solomon's Background

Dr Solomon's Software is an international company with U.S. headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts. Founded in 1984, the company specializes in anti-virus software products.

Dr Solomon's currently has the most experienced anti-virus team in the world, including four participants in CARO (the Computer Anti-Virus Research Organization), an informal group of internationally renowned anti-virus experts who share knowledge and information about viruses, particularly new ones, among one another.

Dr Solomon's Software has over 300 staff worldwide, with offices in Burlington, Massachusetts, USA; Aylesbury, UK; and Hamburg, Germany. In addition, the company has 40 international distribution partner organizations around the world, providing software and services to 80 countries.

Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit detects over 11,000 viruses and variants, and is universally acclaimed as a world leader in virus detection and removal. All DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows NT, Windows 95, NetWare and OS/2 versions of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit are certified by the NCSA. In order to receive NCSA certification, products must detect 100 percent of "in the wild" viruses. For more information, please call toll-free 888-DRSOLOMON or 617-273-7400.

NOTE: Dr Solomon's Software is a registered trademark of Dr Solomon's Software Limited. All other trademarks are licensed to Dr Solomon's Software.

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Source: Dr Solomon's Software

CONTACT: Michael Quint, Alexander Communications, 404-897-2300;
email: or Anne Beitel, Dr Solomon's Software,
617-273-7411; email:

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