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 children.
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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