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 EarthLink¹s 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 Symantec¹s Norton SystemWorks 2000 Web page on the EarthLink Bonus Installer page.
The agreement is a result of Symantec¹s 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 online.
"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 Web¹s inherent power," said Keith Robinson,vice president, Americas sales and marketing, services and support.
"Symantec¹s 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 EarthLink¹s 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 at EarthLink.
Norton SystemWorks 2000 is the latest version of the industry¹s 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 world¹s 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 world¹s largest carriers of Internet traffic. Information about EarthLink and EarthLink Sprint services is available by calling (800) 395-8425 and through EarthLink¹s web site at www.earthlink.net.
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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