CUPERTINO, Calif. - May 4, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced that its Norton Internet Security 2005 solution will now be preinstalled on all new HP consumer desktop PCs, providing expanded protection to customers worldwide. Mobile computers will transition to Norton Internet Security 2005 during the summer sales cycle, shipping in early May or June depending on the sales SKU.
Norton Internet Security 2005 is a comprehensive, integrated solution that includes Norton AntiVirus, Norton Personal Firewall, Norton Privacy Control, Norton AntiSpam and Norton Parental Control. Last year, both Norton Personal Firewall and Norton AntiVirus were preinstalled on HP PCs to protect consumers from Internet threats. The transition up to Norton Internet Security 2005 will allow consumers to enjoy a comprehensive Internet security solution that offers significant advantages beyond the existing protections provided by the two stand-alone products.
HP customers will receive a 60-day complimentary subscription to Symantec's protection updates. Once the subscription expires, the user has the option to purchase a 12-month renewal.
"Because Internet threats continue evolving and consumers are demanding more protection, we're gratified to offer HP and its customers a fuller, more integrated solution via Norton Internet Security 2005," said Matthew Moynahan, vice president, Consumer Products and Solutions, for Symantec.
"HP is dedicated to shielding our valued customers from Internet security threats and providing a safe online experience," said John Romano, senior vice president, Consumer PC Organization, HP. "It was a natural step to include Norton Internet Security in our desktop and mobile product line as Norton AntiVirus and Norton Personal Firewall have continued to help keep our consumer PCs more secure."
Norton Internet Security 2005 offers users essential protection from viruses, hackers and privacy threats in one easy-to-use solution. Norton AntiVirus, the world's most trusted antivirus solution, provides automatic protection against viruses, worms, Trojan Horses and spyware. The award-winning Norton Personal Firewall provides customers with comprehensive firewall and privacy protection, program control and ad blocking. Norton Privacy Control prevents personal information from being sent out without the user's knowledge. Norton AntiSpam filters out unwanted email, detects spam more accurately than ever, and finds deceptive Web site addresses within messages to defend against email fraud. Norton Parental Control helps safeguard children from inappropriate content by blocking access to specified Web sites and newsgroups. In addition, the new Outbreak Alert feature notifies customers about high-level Internet threats.
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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