Integration Offers Online Protection and Security Features for Home Office, Small Business Environments
CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 30, 2001–Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:SYMC) today announced that Intel Corp. (Nasdaq:INTC), the world’s largest chip maker, has chosen Norton Internet Security 2001 Family Edition to ship with selected Intel Desktop Boards to PC manufacturers. The combination of Symantec’s award-winning security software with the performance and quality of Intel Desktop Boards provides a solid foundation with superior Internet protection for consumers’ home office and small business environments.
Consumers will realize the benefits of Symantec’s award-winning security software suite straight from the manufacturer when purchasing a PC system that offers the Intel Desktop Boards D815EEA2 or D815EFV. Customers will receive a copy of Norton Internet Security 2001 Family Edition on a CD and 90 days of free subscription updates to the product. After the 90-day period is over, the customer may choose to renew their subscription updates directly from Symantec.
“Home offices and small businesses typically do not have ready access to the same IT expertise as larger organizations, yet they still need world-class security solutions that protect against a growing number of risks that threaten the safety of their business assets,” said Steve Cullen, senior vice president of Symantec’s Consumer Product and Client Delivery. “Norton Internet Security addresses the needs of these growing businesses by combining an affordable desktop firewall solution with the industry’s most recognized virus protection, providing customers with an integrated security and privacy suite for maximum defense against hackers and other Internet threats.”
“As businesses and individuals engage in commerce on the Internet, keep private and financial data on their systems, or share confidential information through email over public networks, they require essential information security and system protection,” said Tom Matson, director, Desktop Platform Solutions Division at Intel. “The integration of Norton Internet Security, combined with the performance, power and quality for which Intel Desktop Boards are known, provides important online business protection and security features.”
Norton Internet Security 2001 Family Edition brings award-winning online protection capabilities to home and mobile PC users in a single comprehensive suite. The firewall component controls all Internet connections to and from the computer and blocks attempted intrusions. Its privacy control component prevents personal data from being sent online to unsecured web sites without the user’s knowledge, while the ad blocking feature removes online banner advertising for faster download speeds. Norton Internet Security 2001 Family Edition features customizable parental control capabilities to allow parents to control which web sites each child can visit and to prevent children from sending confidential family information to unsecured web sites. Norton Internet Security includes Norton AntiVirus 2001 and Norton Personal Firewall 2001.
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security solutions to individuals and enterprises. The company is a leading provider of virus protection, vulnerability assessment, intrusion prevention, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises around the world. Symantec’s Norton brand of consumer security products leads the market in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 37 countries. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.symantec.com.
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