CUPERTINO, Calif. - Dec. 3, 2001-Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that its integrated suite of Internet protection solutions, Norton Internet Security 2001, won the Smau Industrial Design Award in the software category at Smau 2001, the premier Italian information technology fair. The 38th annual Smau exhibition and conference took place in Milan, Italy and attracted nearly 500,000 visitors and exhibitors from more than 19 countries.
The prestigious Smau industrial design prize is awarded to leading-edge IT solutions by an international jury of industrial design experts. Norton Internet Security 2001 was selected out of a field of 148 entries. The judges chose the product based on its aesthetic value, functionality and ease of operation for even novice computer users.
"Ever since Symantec released this product several years ago, Norton Internet Security continues to be the leading solution for home users. This industrial design award demonstrates why the product is so popular," said Steve Cullen, senior vice president of Symantec Consumer and Client Product Delivery. "Norton Internet Security isn't just a great technical solution, it excels functionally and aesthetically, making it easy to use and easy to understand. The prize is recognition of the product's on-going quality and Symantec's continued efforts in technological research and in the development of new solutions capable of responding to a rapidly evolving marketplace."
Norton Internet Security is a powerful integrated suite of products comprised of Norton AntiVirus, the market-leading anti-virus solution; Norton Personal Firewall, to guard against intrusion by hackers; Norton Privacy Control, for protection of personal information; and Norton Parental Control, to prevent access to Web sites that are inappropriate for minors.
A new and improved version of the product, Norton Internet Security 2002, has just recently been released and is now available at various retail locations, Symantec's online store at new and improved version of the product, Norton Internet Security 2002, has just recently been released and is now available at various retail locations, Symantec's online store at www.symantecstore.com, as well as other online retailers.www.symantecstore.com, as well as other online retailers.
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, firewall and virtual private network, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, 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 37 countries. For more information, please visit www.symantec.com.
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