Symantec Teams with EarthLink in Promotional Offer to Provide Internet Users with the Ultimate in PC Security, Reliability, and Usability
Symantec to Distribute EarthLink TotalAccess Internet Software with Symantec Products;
EarthLink to Promote Symantec Solutions on EarthLink Software CD-ROMs and Web Site
CUPERTINO, Calif. Sept. 1, 1999 Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC)
announced today that it has teamed with EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK) to provide
Internet users the ultimate in security, reliability, and usability. Under the
terms of the cross-promotion agreement, Symantec will bundle EarthLinkıs
TotalAccess Internet software with retail copies of Norton SystemWorks 2000,
Norton AntiVirus 2000 and ACT! 2000, from Symantec beginning September, 1999 and
with copies of pcAnywhere 9.0 in Fall, 1999. For a limited time, EarthLink will
offer one month of free Internet access to users who register for EarthLink
Sprint Internet service from one of the specified Symantec products. EarthLink
will also include trialware of ACT! 2000, pcAnywhere 9.0 and Norton Utilities
2000, on its own TotalAccess software CD-ROMs. Additionally, EarthLink expects to
provide an HTML page and link to Symantecıs Norton SystemWorks 2000 Web page on
the EarthLink Bonus Installer page.
The agreement is a result of Symantecıs long-standing interest in helping remove
the uncertainty and risks associated with using computers and the Internet.
Symantec products offer consumers of all levels of expertise powerful tools to
safeguard PC content as well as improve user productivity through award-winning
utilities, anti-virus software, remote access, and contact management solutions.
All Symantec products have an online update function, and now customers without
an Internet connection will have the opportunity to take advantage of those
features. Also, with this agreement, Symantec continues to empower users with
the solutions and protection they need to remain highly productive and effective
"Our agreement with EarthLink was designed to help consumers enjoy the benefits
of Internet computing in an environment that minimizes possible hazards and,
instead, maximizes the Webıs inherent power," said Keith Robinson,vice president,
Americas sales and marketing, services and support.
"Symantecıs customers will now be able to take full advantage of the
functionality Symantec has built into its software. Consumers who take advantage
of this offer will not only get EarthLinkıs award-winning Internet access
services, but will also be fully equipped with the tools to utilize the Internet
safely, easily, and reliably," said Bill Greene, director of business development
Norton SystemWorks 2000 is the latest version of the industryıs leading utility
suite. Designed specifically to provide consumers a comprehensive, completely
integrated and intuitive solution, Norton SystemWorks 2000 keeps computers
operating at peak performance levels.
Norton AntiVirus 2000 is the newest version of the leading anti-virus software.
It provides automatic protection against viruses and other malicious code at all
entry points, including e-mail attachments and Internet downloads.
Norton Utilities 2000 is the most effective system optimization and
problem-solving tool, providing consumers an easy-to-use solution for fixing,
maintaining, and optimizing their personal computers.
ACT! 2000 is the latest version of the best-selling contact manager, with over
1.5 million users worldwide, and is the retail contact management market leader
with 77 percent market share, according to PCData.
pcAnywhere 9.0 is the leading remote control and file transfer system for mobile
users and the IT professionals who support them.
EarthLink is one of the worldıs leading Internet service providers. Through its
unified EarthLink Sprint Internet access service, the company makes the Internet
relevant and productive to more than 1.3 million individuals and businesses every
day. Headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., EarthLink provides a full range of
innovative access, hosting and e-commerce solutions to thousands of communities
internationally from more than 2,300 points of presence. EarthLink and Sprint
Corporation (NYSE: FON) have formed a broad business relationship to create an
Internet service with the potential to reach millions of new customers. Sprint is
a global communications company and one of the worldıs largest carriers of
Internet traffic. Information about EarthLink and EarthLink Sprint services is
available by calling (800) 395-8425 and through EarthLinkıs web site at
Symantec is a world leader in Internet security technology and technology
solutions that help companies manage and support workforces that use laptop
computers and other mobile devices.
The company is a leading provider of software products for the consumer market
and is rapidly growing its presence as a provider of solutions to enterprise organizations
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