Free Net Nanny Filtering Software Offered with Norton Utilities 4.0 During Six Week On-line Retail Promotion
Internet Filter and Troubleshooting Utilities Help Ensure Safe Computing Environment for Families
Cupertino, Calif. May 26, 1999 - Symantec Corporation
(Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal
computing and Net Nanny Software International Inc. (NNS.V, NNSWF-OTCBB,
NNY-BERLIN), an Internet filtering and PC security developer, today announced a
value-added promotion that includes Net Nanny Internet filtering software free
via Internet download with the purchase of Norton Utilities 4.0. This offer, a
$24.95 value, is effective through June 21 and is available through several
major online retailers. As children begin spending more time at home on the web
during the summer months, this timely promotion provides customers with Net
Nanny, an Internet filtering product that protects children from the dangers of
the Internet. Norton Utilities helps prevent computer problems and keeps PCs
running at peak performance levels. Together, these products offer families a
powerful tool for ensuring a safe computing environment.
"As home computer and Internet usage spirals upward, so does Symantec's
commitment to offering consumers the software they need to maximize the benefits
of using PCs for educational and entertainment purposes," said Allyson
Seelinger, senior director of end user sales and marketing. "By combining the
award-winning PC problem-solving capabilities of Norton Utilities with the
Internet filtering power of Net Nanny, we are providing families the most
cost-effective and dynamic means for taking a proactive approach to child
safety, system security and performance this summer."
"We are pleased to work with Symantec to provide a robust package that helps
families leverage the power of the PC and the Internet in their homes," said
Gordon Ross, president and CEO of Net Nanny Software International Inc.. "With
Net Nanny helping parents manage online activities and Norton Utilities
continuously monitoring and maintaining the health of PCs, this promotion
represents the security solution that parents have been waiting for."
The limited-time offer is available from the following online stores:
DigitalRiver (www.digitalriver.com), Beyond.com
(www.beyond.com), Outpost.com (www.outpost.com), CompUSA Net.com, the newly formed Internet
subsidiary of CompUSA Inc. (www.compusanet.com),
and Download Warehouse, a business unit of Micro Warehouse
Norton Utilities 4.0 provides consumers with crash protection, registry repair
and optimization, and disaster recovery-the help that users regularly need-in a
single simple-to-use package. More importantly, Norton Utilities 4.0 not only
finds problems, but it goes a critical step farther and offers clear,
prioritized recommendations for the best way to solve those problems. As a
result, Norton Utilities 4.0 is an indispensable tool for maintaining computer
systems at peak performance levels.
Net Nanny filtering software was developed in response to concerns about "the
worst" of the Internet. Net Nanny filters the Internet, e-mail, chat rooms, and
newsgroups to ensure online safety for users. The software works at the
operating system level to monitor, audit, and/or block material in every Windows
application-online or offline-in real time. With Net Nanny, parents can block
access to Web sites, keep a log of words and phrases used as well as which sites
their children visit. Used in combination with supervision and rules specific to
Internet and computer usage, Net Nanny helps ensure increased safety and
security for online users.
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing.
Symantec products and solutions help make users productive and keep their computers
safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions
and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand
recognition. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information
on the company and its products can be obtained at www.symantec.com.
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