CUPERTINO, Calif. - Aug. 21, 2000 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, today announced that Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC), the leader in desktop PC technology, has chosen Norton Internet Security Family Edition to ship with selected Intel Desktop Boards. 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 the consumers' home office and small business environments.
Selected Intel Desktop Boards will begin shipping with Norton Internet Security and 90 days of free subscription updates starting in September. After the 90-day period is over, the customer may choose to renew their subscription updates directly from Symantec.
"As broadband connections become more prevalent within homes, home offices, and small businesses, comprehensive security measures become even more critical," said Steve Cullen, senior vice president of Symantec's Consumer Products Division. "Norton Internet Security combines a comprehensive desktop firewall solution with the world'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 Rob Crooke, general manager, OEM 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."
About Norton Internet Security
Norton Internet Security Family Edition provides essential Internet protection for the family PC and offers a complete, integrated security and privacy suite. The powerful Norton Personal Firewall solution controls all Internet connections to and from the computer and blocks attempted intrusions. Norton Privacy Control prevents personal data from being sent online to web sites without the user's knowledge and the Ad Blocking component removes online banner advertising for faster download speeds. Norton Parental Control allows the use to filter inappropriate Internet content as well as set different user access privileges on the same PC. Norton Internet Security Family Edition also includes the award winning Norton AntiVirus software which protects the user's computer from viruses and malicious code at all entry points, including e-mail attachments and Internet downloads.
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
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