CUPERTINO, Calif. - Nov. 16, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that Symantec solutions will be offered across the HP commercial PC lineup to help protect business users worldwide. Either Symantec AntiVirus or Norton Internet Security 2005 AntiSpyware Edition, along with any upgraded versions of the same programs, will ship on select HP commercial notebook, desktop, and tablet PCs distributed in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.
Users will receive 60 days of complimentary protection updates for either Symantec AntiVirus or Norton Internet Security. Once the initial subscription expires, users will have the option to purchase either a 12-month or 24-month renewal. Small business customers running Symantec AntiVirus will also be able to purchase five-, 10-, and 25-user licenses.
"Threats such as worms and Trojan horses and security risks such as spyware put business PC users in jeopardy of a variety of dangers, from lost productivity to confidential information theft," said Matthew Moynahan, vice president, consumer products and solutions, for Symantec. "Symantec security solutions guard against today's most prevalent threats, enabling customers to maximize their technology investments and defend their systems and information from e-mail fraud, identity theft, and more."
According to Symantec's most recent Internet Security Threat Report, small businesses rose to number two on the list of Top Targeted Industries during the period between January 1 and June 30, 2005.
"For the HP user, technology is about performance, reliability, and ease of use," said Scott Swist, worldwide program manager, personal systems security solutions, for HP. "By offering Symantec security solutions with our PCs, we are helping ensure that HP business customers have a safer and more reliable computing experience right out of the box."
Symantec AntiVirus provides easy, smart, and reliable virus protection for business PC users. Symantec AntiVirus proactively blocks ports used by Internet worms, stopping threats at their point of entry. Immediate protection is ensured with default settings optimized for maximum protection, including blocking of spyware, adware, and other security risks. Symantec AntiVirus removes viruses, worms, and Trojan horses and automatically receives the latest protection updates through Symantec's LiveUpdate technology.
Norton Internet Security is the most complete and intuitive online security and privacy suite for Windows users. With broad protection from spyware and adware as well as virus protection, privacy protection, intrusion prevention, a firewall, and spam filtering, Norton Internet Security will offer HP business PC customers the ability to maximize protection and improve their online experience without having to worry about product integration and compatibility. The suite includes Norton AntiVirus, Norton Personal Firewall, Norton Intrusion Prevention, Norton Privacy Control, Norton AntiSpam, and Norton Parental Control.
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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