Symantec Ships Norton Internet Security 2000
Industry's First Integrated Personal Internet Security
Solution Combines Firewall, Parental Control, and Anti-Virus Technology with Convenience
and Usability to Ensure Safe Internet Computing Experience
CUPERTINO, Calif. Jan. 10, 2000 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC)
today announced it is shipping Norton Internet Security 2000, the first
comprehensive and fully integrated personal Internet security and online privacy
suite. Norton Internet Security 2000 balances convenience and security to
effectively safeguard PC users against the vulnerabilities and dangers of
Internet-based computing. Using a powerful combination of personal firewall and
parental control technology, along with award-winning Norton AntiVirus 2000,
Norton Internet Security 2000 keeps personal online information safe by defending
against dangerous Internet-borne viruses as well as malicious hackers and gives
parents control over their children's Internet access.
"Norton Internet Security informed me of several instances in which unknown users
attempted to access my computer -- a warning appeared on screen and asked me if I
wanted to give them access," said Phillipe Trahan, a software engineer for a
Montreal-based international systems integrator and a home PC User. "Without
Norton Internet Security, I would not have known and chances are, these
individuals would have made their way into my computer. You can take the time to
block these kinds of intrusions manually, but it's easier to let Norton Internet
Security do it all for you automatically."
Norton Internet Security 2000 was engineered for small business and personal
computer users. Using personal firewall technology, Norton Internet Security
provides a barrier between the Internet and the home computer. This firewall
operates much like a filter; it examines inbound and outbound information and
blocks all unauthorized transfers to protect against such programs as Back
Orifice. Cookie control technology enables users to specify which web sites can
store cookies on their Windows PCs, thereby preventing unsolicited web sites from
gathering personal information.
The parental control component of Norton Internet Security 2000 was developed in
collaboration with parents, teachers, and law enforcement officials nationwide.
Parents can make sure their children have a safe Internet experience by setting
up Norton Internet Security 2000 to automatically block information sent over the
Internet to Web sites. The software includes a customizable list of pre-approved
URLs to help in proactively establishing an optimal Internet experience for
Norton Internet Security 2000 leverages the award-winning technology of Norton
AntiVirus, the number one anti-virus product in the industry. This technology
detects and repairs new and unknown viruses as well as known viruses at all virus
entry points. 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.
To ensure maximum usability, Norton Internet Security 2000 includes customizable
settings to enable users to quickly and easily configure the software 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.
Norton Internet Security 2000 is also the first Symantec product to snap into the
Norton SystemWorks console. Once a product has snapped into Norton SystemWorks,
the consumer benefits from a single user interface, centralized access to help
and options, and reduced depletion of disk space.
Norton Internet Security 2000 is available now at an introductory price of $59.95,
which includes one year of free updates to the Norton Internet Security 2000
subscription service. Customers can purchase Norton Internet Security 2000 at
Symantec's recently introduced online store at www.SymantecStore.com
as well as other online retailers.
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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