Cupertino, Calif. June 21, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, today announced it has signed an OEM agreement with Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) to bundle Norton AntiVirus with more than 2 million Intel Motherboards, beginning this month. The integration of Symantec's award-winning anti-virus software with the performance, power, and quality of Intel Motherboards provides important online business protection and security features for small office, home office environments.
"As Internet use escalates, so does the proliferation of Internet-borne viruses," said Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "By bundling Norton AntiVirus with Intel Motherboards, Symantec is offering small office and home office customers the highest level of protection to guard against malicious code in e-mail attachments and Internet downloads."
"Not only do Intel Motherboards provide great performance for their end user customers, but the benefits derived with the addition of Norton AntiVirus software allow Intel to provide automatic virus protection that will bring customers peace of mind as they become increasingly connected to the Internet," said BC Ooi, Intel Vice President and General Manager of the OEM Platforms Solutions Division.
Norton AntiVirus is the number one anti-virus software in the world, providing automatic protection against viruses and other malicious code at all entry points. Norton AntiVirus is the only anti-virus software to include security-enhancing, state-of-the-art technologies such as LiveUpdate, NAVEX, Scan and Deliver, Bloodhound, and AutoProtect as well as expert support from the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC). Norton AntiVirus is also an integral component of Symantec's award-winning Norton SystemWorks utility suite.
This recent bundling agreement offers further evidence of the increasingly complementary relationship between Symantec and Intel. In September 1998, Symantec purchased Intel's anti-virus business and licensed Intel systems management technology. Symantec's recently announced Digital Immune System will utilize this management technology to allow administrators to automatically distribute software updates or control distribution.
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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