CUPERTINO, Calif. - Dec. 14, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) and Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced that Norton Internet Security 2006 will ship with all Linksys wired and wireless routers to further protect networked customers worldwide from online hackers, viruses, and other Internet risks. Norton Internet Security 2006 provides users with easy-to-use, multi-layered protection from today's sophisticated online threats.
Under terms of the agreement, Norton Internet Security 2006 will be bundled with all Linksys wired and wireless routers sold around the world. Customers will receive a 60-day complimentary subscription to Symantec’s protection updates. Once the subscription expires, users have the option to purchase a 12-month renewal.
"Symantec is pleased to extend its relationship with Linksys to deliver comprehensive Internet protection to Linksys customers," said Matthew Moynahan, vice president, consumer products and solutions, for Symantec. "As we continue to work together to offer enhanced integration between our world-class security suite and the acclaimed family of Linksys routers, home users and businesses have a powerful solution for keeping their computers safe from today's most menacing Internet threats."
"Linksys customers want products that make networking easy and affordable, but without compromising security," said Malachy Moynihan, Linksys vice president of engineering and product marketing. "By shipping Symantec's Norton Internet Security 2006 with our full line of wired and wireless routers, Linksys is demonstrating its commitment to providing customers with high security functionality from both hardware and software that home and small business users require."
Norton Internet Security 2006 is a comprehensive, easy-to-use suite of integrated security tools that protect users from a wide range of online threats, including viruses, hackers, and privacy risks. It includes the latest versions of Norton AntiVirus, which extends Symantec's antivirus removal technology to new threats such as spyware and adware; Norton Personal Firewall, which keeps personal data in and hackers out; Norton Privacy Control, which prevents personal information from being sent out without the user’s knowledge; Norton Parental Control, which helps safeguard children from inappropriate Web content; and Norton AntiSpam, which filters out unwanted e-mail, including phishing messages.
This combination of both the Linksys router and Symantec’s Norton Internet Security maximizes the security of the entire network against vulnerabilities, providing a more robust solution than any one product alone. The relationship displays the commitment each company has to making the home network safe while each family member is surfing the Web.
As the heart of a home or small business network, Linksys routers connect wireless or wired Ethernet devices to the network to communicate and connect several computers securely to the Internet using a single broadband connection. Several Linksys business routers also include built-in VPN functionality.
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.
Founded in 1988, Linksys, a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the recognized leader in Voice, Wireless and Ethernet networking hardware for consumer, SOHO and small business users. Linksys is dedicated to making networking easy and affordable for its customers, offering innovative, award-winning products that seamlessly integrate with a variety of devices and applications. Linksys provides award-winning product support to its customers. For more information, visit www.linksys.com.
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