CUPERTINO, Calif. - March 28, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) and BellSouth (NYSE:BLS) today announced they will offer special discounts to BellSouth Internet service customers on Symantec's popular Internet security, productivity and problem-solving solutions. Symantec products help PC and Macintosh users defend against intruders and viruses and help keep computers running at their best.
Users of BellSouth® FastAccess® Internet service and BellSouth® Internet dial-up service can now visit a co-branded Web site to purchase a full range of Symantec solutions. Software available includes Norton Internet Security, Norton Personal Firewall and Norton AntiVirus, as well as other Symantec products.
"BellSouth is committed to making our customers' Internet experience safe and productive. That's why we are pleased to offer Symantec's award-winning products through this special offer," said Bill Story, vice president of marketing and product development for BellSouth's Broadband Services.
"Symantec is a world leader in Internet security. Users of our solutions are able to enjoy the full potential of the World Wide Web confident in the knowledge that they are safe from viruses, intrusions, offensive content and other Internet threats," said Gary Warren, senior vice president of Symantec's Service Provider Solutions Division. "Internet security is a necessity for anyone using the Web. We are happy to be able to enter into this alliance with BellSouth to provide these solutions to its subscribers."
Symantec's Norton Internet Security 2001 provides essential Internet protection for PCs. This powerful suite includes Norton Personal Firewall to defend against intruders, Norton AntiVirus to eliminate dangerous viruses, and Norton Privacy Control to safeguard personal information.
About BellSouth Corporation
BellSouth Corporation is a Fortune 100 communications services company headquartered in Atlanta, GA, serving more than 44 million customers in the United States and 16 other countries.
Consistently recognized for customer satisfaction, BellSouth provides a full array of broadband data and e-commerce solutions to business customers, including Web hosting and other Internet services. In the residential market, BellSouth offers DSL high-speed Internet access, advanced voice features and other services. BellSouth also provides online and directory advertising services, including BellSouth® Real Pages.com.
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security solutions to individuals and enterprises. The company is a leading provider of virus protection, vulnerability assessment, intrusion prevention, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises around the world. Symantec's Norton brand of consumer security products leads the market in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 36 countries. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.symantec.com.
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