Symantec's Norton Internet Security First Product To Give Pc Users Complete Internet Protection
Now PC users can surf the Net with confidence
with complete firewall, parental control, and anti-virus capabilities in an integrated, easy-to-use solution
CUPERTINO, Calif. Oct. 18, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC)
today announced Norton Internet Security 2000, the first product to offer a
comprehensive and fully integrated Internet Security and Online Privacy solution
that safeguards PC users against the vulnerabilities and dangers of
Internet-based computing. As Internet use skyrockets, exposure to malicious
Internet content increases as well, underscoring the importance of maintaining a
secure and private online environment. With the balance of convenience and
security that is most appropriate for every user, Norton Internet Security 2000
keeps personal information safe and defends computers against dangerous viruses
and malicious hackers. In addition, it gives parents control over their kidsı
access to the Net.
Norton Internet Security 2000 combines several advanced technologies to ensure a
controlled and safe Internet experience for all computer users. Norton Internet
Security 2000 is the first product to include protection against all of the major
Internet threats by including a personal firewall, parental control capabilities,
and anti-virus in a single integrated solution that intelligently balances
ease-of-use and functionality for maximum usability and online protection.
"The release of Norton Internet Security 2000 is the next level in Symantecıs
ongoing commitment to providing Internet security solutions that address
consumers and small businesses most pressing needs. Norton Internet Security 2000
enables PC users to use the Internet with confidence, knowing that Norton is
guarding them against privacy infringements, hackers, destructive viruses, and
inappropriate content for children," said Enrique Salem, vice president of
Symantecıs Security and Assistance Business Unit.
Norton Internet Security 2000 delivers a comprehensive solution with planned
support for Windows 95, 98, Windows NT and Windows 2000 PCs to protect consumers
against serious Internet threats at several levels. While competing products
provide limited protection, requiring users to purchase and install several
different software packages, Norton Internet Security 2000 offers a complete,
Today, higher bandwidth and "always on" connections increase the need for greater
online protection. To that end, Norton Internet Security 2000 features personal
firewall technology from WRQ, Inc., which prevents unauthorized Internet
connections and protects the privacy of critical data such as credit card and
financial information. Additional anti hacker features can halt potential Denial
of Service attacks and flood attacks.
To ensure that Norton Internet Security 2000 supports the most up-to-date and
appropriate parental control capabilities, Symantec continues to develop the
software in collaboration with feedback offered from parents and teachers
nationwide. Users can set up Norton Internet Security 2000 to automatically block
information sent over the Internet to Web sites and includes a customizable list
of pre-approved URLs to help in proactively establishing an optimal Internet
experience for children.
In addition, because Norton Internet Security 2000 leverages the award-winning
technology of Norton AntiVirus, the number one anti-virus product in the
industry, users can be assured that Norton Internet Security 2000 is a
best-of-breed solution for today as well as tomorrow. When users encounter
unknown problems, they can send them to the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center
(SARC) for analysis; solutions are returned to customers quickly, thereby
providing unmatched response speeds.
Norton Internet Security 2000 provides the usability features PC users require.
An intuitive user interface facilitates installation and setup. Customizable user
settings enable consumers to quickly and easily configure Norton Internet
Security 2000 to meet their specific needs. For additional flexibility, Norton
Internet Security 2000 can be set up to accommodate several users, each with a
personalized Internet environment. The PC "administrator" has complete control
over the level of Internet access for each account on the PC.
Pricing and Availability
Norton Internet Security 2000 is scheduled to be available fourth quarter
and will be priced at $59.95, which includes one year of free updates
to the Norton Internet Security 2000 subscription service. Customers will
be able to purchase Norton Internet Security 2000 at Symantecıs recently
introduced online store at www.SymantecStore.com
as well as other online retailers.
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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