Government Declares PC Security Strategies Must Change; Virus Trend Continues with Latest Lovebug

Government Declares PC Security Strategies Must Change; Virus Trend Continues with Latest Lovebug

MILPITAS, Calif., May 19, 2000 - Adaptec, the global leader in innovative storage solutions, today announced an initiative to answer President Clinton's call to increase PC security and stem the tide of damage and data loss caused by viruses, such as the highly malicious Love Bug variation that struck last night.

"Adaptec is extending an offer for free licenses of its GoBack software to federal agencies in an effort to protect government PCs from future virus damage," stated Bob Stephens, CEO of Adaptec. "Immediately after the ILOVEYOU outbreak, President Clinton stated that more needed to be done to protect both private and government systems. Our goal is to make that happen by supplying federal agencies with a free one-year license for GoBack." Already in use on PCs at the Library of Congress and Department of Defense, GoBack offers an added layer of protection when viruses break through antivirus software. Designed for use on Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows Me (Millennium Edition) platforms, GoBack allows users to roll back their hard drives to a time before the virus was introduced and restore data that was deleted or damaged.

About GoBack 2.2

Winner of numerous industry awards, including PC Magazine Editors' Choice (January and May 2000), PC World Best Buy (February 2000) and the Software & Information Industry Association 2000 Codie Award (March 2000), GoBack allows PC users to effortlessly undo a multitude of problems arising from system crashes, failed software installations, virus attacks and user error. The software takes a computer back in time to virtually any moment in the recent past when everything was working fine. GoBack protects both system settings and user content, thereby reducing the need to reconfigure systems or recreate data when PCs fail.

GoBack Professional 2.2 offers an enhanced Auto-revert function with the addition of "Auto-revert on shutdown/logoff," an option that can be used in combination with GoBack Professional's Auto-revert scheduler. Auto-revert automatically reverts a PC's hard disk to a pre-defined "clean" state without user intervention. It is an ideal solution for computer labs, libraries and other public access computer environments, as it helps stop problems before they start by automatically undoing any changes made by end users.

The release of GoBack 2.2 advances Adaptec's position as a leading provider of software that moves, manages, and protects PC users' valuable data. Adaptec's full line of data protection software includes GoBack, Easy CD Creator 4.0 and Take Two, which provide users with a full range of tools from disk imaging to immediate system and data recovery.

About Roxio

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at www.roxio.com. Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; http://www.sonic.com) is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD, to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

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