Enterprise Applications Briefs

FRAMINGHAM (03/24/2000) - McAfee.com Corp., located in Santa Clara, this week will unveil VirusScan 5.0, featuring automatic backup and new customization tools for the virus-fighting software.

VirusScan from McAfee - a division of Network Associates Inc. - ships in a standard version priced at $29 and a deluxe version at $39. The deluxe edition comes packaged with Pretty Good Privacy encryption functions and FirstAid, a program designed to solve computer conflicts.

The updated VirusScan utility includes virus detection, cleaning and quarantine, plus incremental updates and a configuration assistant, which helps users customize the VirusScan package.

McAfee: www.mcafee.com

Opera Software last week released a beta version of Opera 4.0, its latest Windows-based Internet browser. The new edition includes support for cascading style sheets as well as Secure Sockets Layer encryption. The Norwegian software vendor also says it is working on versions of its software to run on other operating system platforms, including Linux.

Opera has yet to set a release date for the commercial version of Opera 4.0.

Opera: www.opera.com

Amazon.com, asserting it wants to shorten its delivery time from days to hours, announced it has invested $60 million in Kozmo.com, a service that provides one-hour delivery of foods, books and video rentals, among other items, throughout metropolitan regions of the U.S. Amazon.com did not disclose when it would start using the Kozmo.com service.

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