CUPERTINO, Calif. – Jan. 8, 2009 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), makers of Norton security software, today announced that Norton Internet Security 2009 will help protect ASUS laptops and desktops sold around the world. Under terms of a multi-year agreement, the award-winning Norton Internet Security will ship on ASUS Eee PC™ netbooks and Eee Box nettops. Customers will receive a full-featured 60-day introductory subscription of Norton Internet Security at no extra charge.
Norton Internet Security 2009 is the industry’s fastest, lightest security suite, featuring hundreds of performance enhancements. According to independent third-party tests, Norton Internet Security has an installation speed and quick scans of under a minute. While Norton Internet Security is extremely light on resources, it still offers powerful protection against online threats. Customers can shop, browse and bank online safely with the strong browser protection, anti-spyware, anti-virus and identity protection.
“Symantec is pleased to offer Norton Internet Security via the industry-leading ASUS netbooks and nettops,” said Hal Bennett, vice president, consumer channel sales, Symantec Corp. “With their line of netbooks and nettops that are economical, environmentally-friendly and fashionable, ASUS is showing its commitment to their customers by keeping them secure right out of the box.”
"Given their unprecedented ease of use, the Eee PC and Eee Box have introduced the Internet to legions of users with little to no prior computer experience—many of whom may be unaware of the dangers posed by adware, spyware, viruses, worms, spam, and so forth," said Ellis Wang, Eee PC Software PM Department Director, ASUS. "Shipping Norton Internet Security 2009 with each Eee PC and Eee Box will ensure that our users have access to an easy-to-use and fast security solution that provides the multiple layers of protection necessary to lessen online risks and ensure the safest, most productive Internet experience possible."
About Norton from Symantec
Symantec’s Norton products protect consumers from traditional threats with antivirus, anti-spam and spyware protection, as well as bots, drive-by downloads and identity theft-- while also being light on system resources. The company also provides services such as PC help from NortonLive™ and online backup, and is a trusted source for family online safety.
Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than eight thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company’s turnover for 2007 was 6.9 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among the top 10 IT companies in BusinessWeek’s “InfoTech 100”, and has been on the listing for 11 consecutive years. ASUS was also selected by the Wall Street Journal Asia as No.1 in quality and service in Taiwan.
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