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Symantec’s Norton Online Backup will Help Acer Customers Safely Store Digital Assets Online

Norton’s Web-based backup service to ship on select Acer Family of Products

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – November 16, 2009 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), makers of Norton security software, today announced that Acer, a leader in developing technologically advanced, user-friendly solutions, will include Norton Online Backup, a Web-based backup service on select Acer family of products worldwide. Customers can use a 30-day trial version of Norton Online Backup with 5GB of online storage to backup files from up to five PCs at no extra charge.


Norton Online Backup, released in March 2009, is a simple, automated Web-based service for storing important digital content, including digital photos and music files. It enables users to safely store all their files in a single location and then access them any time and from anywhere using a computer connected to the Internet. Symantec is the world’s leading provider of online backup services with more than nine million subscribers storing more than 38 petabytes of data.


“By securely storing data online, Norton Online Backup enables consumers to easily protect and share their important data as well as transfer files between one computer and another, which is helpful when transitioning to a new computer,” said Niall Wall, vice president and general manager, Norton Online Backup, Symantec. “Acer is an important partner for the Norton brand and we are pleased to support the Acer family of products in delivering a powerful tool to help their customers better protect their important digital assets.”


Symantec’s Norton Online Backup is an easy-to-use backup solution:

  • Secures valuable files against data loss, damage, and other disasters;
  • Provides quick access and restoration of lost or deleted files to any Internet-connected computer;
  • Serves as a centralized and secure storage for all your photos and files across multiple PCs;
  • Conducts daily automatic backups or on a user-defined schedule;
  • Speeds transmissions with advanced data compression and enables incremental backups;
  • Offers remote management of backup settings from any Internet-connected computer;
  • Promises a high-level of encryption securing all file transfers—all from the most trusted name in PC security

Pricing & Availability

At the conclusion of the trial period, customers may continue the service by purchasing a subscription through the Symantec Online store at www.symantecstore.com. The subscription price is $49.99 per year, which includes 25 GB of online storage to backup files from up to five PCs. Additional storage can be purchased in increments of 10, 25, 50 and 100 GB.


About Acer

The Acer Group is a family of four brands -- Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell and eMachines. This unique multi-brand strategy allows each brand to offer a unique set of brand characteristics that targets different customer needs in the global PC market. Today, the Acer Group still strives to break the barriers between people and technology. It ranks as the world's third-largest company for total PC shipments, is No. 2 for notebooks, and has a global workforce of more than 6,000 employees. Revenues in 2008 reached US$16.65 billion.


The successful mergers of Gateway Inc. (October 2007) and Packard Bell Inc. (March 2008) by parent company, Acer Inc., completes the group's global footprint by further strengthening its presence in the U.S. and Europe.


About Norton from Symantec

Symantec’s Norton products protect consumers from traditional threats with anti-virus, anti-spyware, and phishing 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 online backup and PC tuneup, and is a trusted source for family online safety.


About Symantec

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.


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