Cupertino, Calif. May 26, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing and Net Nanny Software International Inc. (NNS.V, NNSWF-OTCBB, NNY-BERLIN), an Internet filtering and PC security developer, today announced a value-added promotion that includes Net Nanny Internet filtering software free via Internet download with the purchase of Norton Utilities 4.0. This offer, a $24.95 value, is effective through June 21 and is available through several major online retailers. As children begin spending more time at home on the web during the summer months, this timely promotion provides customers with Net Nanny, an Internet filtering product that protects children from the dangers of the Internet. Norton Utilities helps prevent computer problems and keeps PCs running at peak performance levels. Together, these products offer families a powerful tool for ensuring a safe computing environment.
"As home computer and Internet usage spirals upward, so does Symantec's commitment to offering consumers the software they need to maximize the benefits of using PCs for educational and entertainment purposes," said Allyson Seelinger, senior director of end user sales and marketing. "By combining the award-winning PC problem-solving capabilities of Norton Utilities with the Internet filtering power of Net Nanny, we are providing families the most cost-effective and dynamic means for taking a proactive approach to child safety, system security and performance this summer."
"We are pleased to work with Symantec to provide a robust package that helps families leverage the power of the PC and the Internet in their homes," said Gordon Ross, president and CEO of Net Nanny Software International Inc.. "With Net Nanny helping parents manage online activities and Norton Utilities continuously monitoring and maintaining the health of PCs, this promotion represents the security solution that parents have been waiting for."
The limited-time offer is available from the following online stores: DigitalRiver (www.digitalriver.com), Beyond.com (www.beyond.com), Outpost.com (www.outpost.com), CompUSA Net.com, the newly formed Internet subsidiary of CompUSA Inc. (www.compusanet.com), and Download Warehouse, a business unit of Micro Warehouse (www.downloadwarehouse.com).
Norton Utilities 4.0 provides consumers with crash protection, registry repair and optimization, and disaster recovery-the help that users regularly need-in a single simple-to-use package. More importantly, Norton Utilities 4.0 not only finds problems, but it goes a critical step farther and offers clear, prioritized recommendations for the best way to solve those problems. As a result, Norton Utilities 4.0 is an indispensable tool for maintaining computer systems at peak performance levels.
Net Nanny filtering software was developed in response to concerns about "the worst" of the Internet. Net Nanny filters the Internet, e-mail, chat rooms, and newsgroups to ensure online safety for users. The software works at the operating system level to monitor, audit, and/or block material in every Windows application-online or offline-in real time. With Net Nanny, parents can block access to Web sites, keep a log of words and phrases used as well as which sites their children visit. Used in combination with supervision and rules specific to Internet and computer usage, Net Nanny helps ensure increased safety and security for online users.
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing. Symantec products and solutions help make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information on the company and its products can be obtained at www.symantec.com.
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