CUPERTINO, Calif. – Aug. 12, 2008 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), makers of Norton security software, announced the availability of Norton Safe Web beta, a Web site rating service that makes the Internet a safer place, whether shopping, watching video, downloading music or just surfing the Web.
Leveraging the power of Norton Safe Web beta, users can easily differentiate safe Web sites from malicious ones by observing the visual site ratings delivered within everyday search results from top sites like Google, Yahoo! and Live Search. Additionally, due to the nature of security threats on the Internet, Norton Safe Web will warn users before they visit a site that contains malicious content.
“Our goal for Norton Safe Web is to provide users with the most up-to-date and accurate Web site ratings of any offering on the market,” said Rowan Trollope, Senior Vice President of Consumer Products. “We can do this by leveraging the millions of members of Norton Community Watch — a ‘Neighborhood Watch’ program that relies on the eyes and ears of the Norton user base to detect and report trouble. This trusted information helps us deliver rapid, precise analysis of the safety and security of Web sites.”
The Norton Safe Web beta also includes a free online community site for all Internet users. Everyone can benefit from this offering by visiting http://safeweb.norton.com to look up a site's safety rating. Additionally, users are encouraged to become active participants in the community by creating an account and submitting user reviews based on their experience with any site on the Web.
Norton Safe Web beta is initially optimized for US English websites and is now available for Norton Internet Security 2009 English beta users only. The Norton Internet Security 2009 English beta can be downloaded here: http://www.symantec.com/norton-beta. Users who already have the Norton Internet Security 2009 English beta can download the Norton Safe Web beta here: http://safeweb.norton.com/beta/download. An English-only version of Norton Safe Web is expected to be available in winter 2008, with additional language support expected to follow. Additional details regarding the availability of Norton Safe Web with other Norton offerings will be announced at that time.
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