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Acer Extends Norton Consumer Security Product Offerings

Company to provide Vista-compatible version of industry leading security solution suite with virus protection, antiphishing tools and zero hour protection

CUPERTINO – April 3, 2007 – Symantec today announced that Acer Incorporated will now be shipping a Vista-compatible version of Norton Internet Security 2007. Currently, Acer ranks as the world’s number four PC brand with over 45 million Acer desktop and notebook PCs sold globally. Customers who purchase an Acer PC will now be able to use a 90-day trial of Norton Internet Security 2007, which is now compatible with the Vista operating system. Acer customers now have the industry leading security solution suite to protect their PCs from spyware, viruses, worms and hackers from entering a user’s system while also leveraging antiphishing tools to safeguard against visiting fraudulent Web sites. In addition, Norton Internet Security 2007 will include innovative technology that provides “zero hour” protection from the latest Internet threats.

“Acer makes every effort to design PCs that are easy-to-use, dependable, and secure so that our customer’s important data is well protected. With the latest Vista-compatible Norton Internet Security 2007, we believe Acer customers are best shielded from the widespread data leakage and attacks through the Internet,” said Jim Wong, president of IT products business group, Acer Incorporated. “The cooperation with Symantec further exemplifies Acer's long-term commitment to provide empowering technology that help people enhance their quality of life.”

“It is important that consumers utilize consumer software to protect their PCs against operating system and application attacks as well as use solutions that will help protect them against deception-based threats, such as phishing,” said Vince Steckler, senior vice president, worldwide consumer sales, Symantec. “Acer users will benefit from using a market leading solution like Norton Internet Security that contains components such as a firewall and antivirus that work together to thwart attacks, provide exceptional levels of protection.”

New Acer consumer PCs will be pre-installed with the latest version of Norton Internet Security 2007, which is now compatible with the new Microsoft Vista operating system. Norton Internet Security 2007 has firmly established itself as the security suite of choice for consumers who demand comprehensive protection against the latest online threats. Norton Internet Security 2007 stops spyware, viruses, worms and hackers from entering a user’s system while also leveraging antiphishing tools to safeguard against visiting fraudulent Web sites. Norton Internet Security 2007 also provides zero-hour protection against new attacks by identifying and blocking threats before they enter the user’s system. In addition, Norton Internet Security 2007 safeguards against the latest online dangers such as crimeware and other risks that camouflage themselves by using rootkits or packers to hide from security software. Norton Internet Security 2007 offers more up-to-date protection by employing new proactive security technologies while continually being updated with security information automatically delivered by Symantec.

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