Symantec Offers Award-Winning Internet Security With Intel Desktop Boards
Integration Offers Online Protection and Security Features for Consumers' Home Office
and Small Business Environments
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Aug. 21, 2000
- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:
SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, today announced that Intel
Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC), the leader in desktop PC technology, has chosen
Norton Internet Security Family Edition to ship with selected Intel
Desktop Boards. The combination of Symantec's award-winning security
software with the performance and quality of Intel Desktop Boards
provides a solid foundation with superior Internet protection for the
consumers' home office and small business environments.
Selected Intel Desktop Boards will begin shipping with Norton Internet
Security and 90 days of free subscription updates starting in September.
After the 90-day period is over, the customer may choose to renew their
subscription updates directly from Symantec.
"As broadband connections become more prevalent within homes, home
offices, and small businesses, comprehensive security measures become
even more critical," said Steve Cullen, senior vice president of
Symantec's Consumer Products Division. "Norton Internet Security
combines a comprehensive desktop firewall solution with the world's most
recognized virus protection, providing customers with an integrated
security and privacy suite for maximum defense against hackers and other
"As businesses and individuals engage in commerce on the Internet, keep
private and financial data on their systems, or share confidential
information through email over public networks, they require essential
information security and system protection," said Rob Crooke, general
manager, OEM Platform Solutions Division at Intel. "The integration of
Norton Internet Security, combined with the performance, power and
quality for which Intel Desktop Boards are known, provides important
online business protection and security features."
About Norton Internet Security
Norton Internet Security Family Edition provides essential Internet
protection for the family PC and offers a complete, integrated security
and privacy suite. The powerful Norton Personal Firewall solution
controls all Internet connections to and from the computer and blocks
attempted intrusions. Norton Privacy Control prevents personal data from
being sent online to web sites without the user's knowledge and the Ad
Blocking component removes online banner advertising for faster download
speeds. Norton Parental Control allows the use to filter inappropriate
Internet content as well as set different user access privileges on the
same PC. Norton Internet Security Family Edition also includes the award
winning Norton AntiVirus software which protects the user's computer
from viruses and malicious code at all entry points, including e-mail
attachments and Internet downloads.
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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