Toshiba Outfits Desktop Line With Symantec Software to Protect Customers from Internet Threats
Symantec Provides Norton Internet Security and Norton AntiVirus for Toshiba Desktop Computers
CUPERTINO, Calif. - June 13, 2000 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS), Computer Systems Group (CSG) will include full-versions of Norton Internet Security or Norton AntiVirus on approximately 700,000 Toshiba desktop computers, including the Toshiba V-3100 and V-3300 series.
"A Toshiba customer is a connected customer," said Mike Wagner, vice president, marketing, commercial, desktops, TAIS, CSG. "Symantec's Norton Internet Security and Norton AntiVirus are exactly the products we were seeking to protect our customers from both virus and Internet perils."
"Toshiba clearly understands the importance of providing Internet protection to its customers," said Steve Cullen, senior vice president of Symantec's Consumer Products Division. "Norton Internet Security and Norton AntiVirus will provide Toshiba's customers with comprehensive online security from increasingly common Internet threats."
Norton Internet Security safeguards confidential files and protects unauthorized users from inappropriate Internet content and includes the award-winning Norton AntiVirus. Cable modems and DSL lines are protected from Internet threats such as viruses, malicious Java applets, and ActiveX controls. In addition, Symantec's firewall technology offers protection from hacker infiltration, provides customized privacy settings, and protects the user from browser cookies that collect the user's personal information when accessing Internet sites.
Norton AntiVirus provides customers combined security-enhancing, state-of-the-art technologies with an easy-to-use automatic updating feature, LiveUpdate, for the most current virus definitions and virus scanning technology. Norton AntiVirus protects against viruses and malicious code at all entry points, including e-mail attachments and Internet downloads. The interface provides users with explanations of necessary action, reduces system conflicts and allows task-based and fully customized scanning.
About Toshiba America Information Systems Inc.
Toshiba continues to be the world's leading vendor for portable computers with 16.2 percent market share worldwide during the first quarter of 2000, according to International Data Corp. The company offers portable, desktop, projector and server computing solutions for business customers under the Toshiba brand name. For more information, call 1-800-TOSHIBA or visit the company's Web site at www.toshiba.com. Dealer referrals and brochures are located at www.buy.toshiba.com.
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with annual sales of approximately $2.5 billion, Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. is comprised of six divisions, organized into two business groups, which manufacture, market and service a wide range of business and information-oriented products in the United States and Latin America. Products include portable and desktop computers, projectors and PC servers: voice-mail systems; digital business telephone systems; interactive voice-response systems; network systems and digital cameras. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America Inc., a subsidiary of the $52 billion Toshiba Corp., the eighth-largest computer and electronics company and the world's 26th largest industrial corporation in terms of sales. Toshiba Corp. is a world leader in high-technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range
of content security solutions to individuals and companies. The company is a
leading provider of anti-virus protection, Internet content and e-mail filtering,
and mobile code detection technologies to enterprise customers. Headquartered in
Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in more than 24 countries.
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