CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb. 18, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that it will help safeguard users of Intel desktop motherboards worldwide by providing Internet security checking and access to security protection through the new Intel Desktop Utilities solution. Users will be given the option to scan their computers for potential security risks from viruses, hackers and privacy threats and will be able to download Symantec's Norton Internet Security to help protect against those online threats.
Intel Desktop Utilities will allow users to monitor and control many system variables using an intuitive, tabbed interface. One of the tabs in the new Intel Desktop Utilities will be marked "Security." When users select that tab, they will have the opportunity to purchase Norton Internet Security via download or they can click on a link to go to an Intel co-branded version of Symantec Security Check to review the security of their PC. The Intel Desktop Utilities feature will be included with all Intel-branded motherboards shipped worldwide beginning in mid-2004.
"We are pleased to be able to extend Symantec's award-winning Internet security solution to Intel customers around the globe," said Matthew Moynahan, vice president of Product Management, Client and Host Security, at Symantec. "Norton Internet Security is a comprehensive, easy-to-use suite solution that helps protect users from the many dangers posed by the Internet. By teaming Norton Internet Security with Symantec Security Check, users can test their computers for known vulnerabilities and then install an all-in-one solution to help protect their computers from these malicious threats."
"Intel recognizes the critical role security plays for our customers. We are excited to provide our Intel desktop board customers with the resources they need to aid in securing their Internet experience," said Joel Christensen, Director of Marketing, Intel Desktop Board Operations.
Norton Internet Security 2004 is the easiest and most complete online security and privacy solution to protect against viruses, hackers, spam, privacy threats, and inappropriate Internet content. It includes Norton AntiVirus, Norton Personal Firewall, Norton Intrusion Detection, Norton AntiSpam, Norton Privacy Control, and Norton Parental Control.
Symantec Security Check, located at www.symantec.com/securitycheck, is a free web-hosted vulnerability assessment tool that provides users with easy-to-understand information on potential security risks from viruses, hackers and privacy threats and offers recommendations for securing their computers against those risks.
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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