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Symantec to Protect Photos, Music, Financial Data and More with New Norton Save & Restore

 

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb 27, 2006 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced Norton Save & Restore, a highly intuitive automated backup and recovery solution for consumers, which is scheduled for wide availability in late March.  With simple installation, setup, and built-in automation, Norton Save & Restore will make it easy for home PC users to preserve valuable digital content, such as photos, documents, music, and financial information.  A recent IDC study suggests that while nearly 60% of consumers are concerned or very concerned about loss of data folders on their PC, more than 68% confess to not making backup copies to protect their data. [1]

“Home computer users, especially families, store a wide range of important information on their PCs, from financial data to photos, email, address books, music, and more,” said Rowan Trollope, vice president of consumer products and solutions at Symantec. “At the same time, threats to the safety of that data are increasing, including spyware, hacking attacks, tampering, and theft as well as hardware and software failures, user error, and even natural disasters. By simplifying backup and recovery, Norton Save & Restore helps protect the digital treasures that consumers care about most.”

Norton Save & Restore offers users quick and simple ways to save the items they consider most important through pre-defined backups of common folders and file types.  For added convenience, Norton Save & Restore can also perform scheduled, on-demand, or event-driven backups to a wide range of media. Utilizing the disk imaging power of Symantec’s award-winning Norton Ghost, Norton Save & Restore also allows users the option to create an exact image of their entire hard drive without leaving the operating system or rebooting.

Offering users the best and most complete coverage, Norton Save & Restore can automatically scan the user’s system and recommend which drives, files, and folders should be backed up.  Norton Save & Restore takes away the guess work by automatically determining the best location to store backups.  When teamed with Norton Internet Security, Norton Save & Restore can automatically initiate a backup whenever it is notified about a virus or worm outbreak. To further safeguard data, Norton Save & Restore enables users to encrypt and password-protect their backup files.

Pricing and Availability
Norton Save & Restore will be offered for an estimated retail price of US$69.99 and is available now for pre-order at www.symantecstore.com. Norton Save & Restore is expected to be available for purchase in late-March at various retail locations, the Symantec online store at www.symantecstore.com, as well as other online retailers.

About Symantec
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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[1] IDC, "Home Data Protection, 2005," Doc #33817, August 2005

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