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Symantec and Lenovo to Offer Norton Internet Security to IdeaPad Customers

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Sept. 15, 2008 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), today announced an agreement to distribute Norton Internet Security on all Lenovo IdeaPad laptops worldwide, in multiple languages. The award-winning Norton Internet Security software will be offered as a full-featured, 90-day subscription, at no extra charge.

Norton Internet Security is a comprehensive security solution that runs quietly in the background to detect and block today's complex online threats. Norton Internet Security provides layers of security, including browser protection, anti-spyware and identity protection— all working together to keep consumers safe when they buy, bank, or browse online. In addition, Symantec is providing the security solution used in the IdeaPad's OneKey recovery feature, which enables customers to easily recover data in the event of a crash.

"Symantec is pleased to offer Norton Internet Security via Lenovo's widely-acclaimed IdeaPad laptops," said Erin Hintz, vice president of worldwide consumer marketing, Symantec. "With its expanded channel and expanded portfolio, Lenovo is committed to delivering consumer PCs that are versatile, functional, and now equipped with the world's leading security."

"With rising threats and increasing concerns about online safety, we are pleased to have Norton protecting our customers," said Craig Merrigan, vice president, worldwide consumer marketing, Lenovo. "By pre-installing Norton's security solutions on all of our IdeaPads, we will offer our customers a trusted, world-class security solution to help protect their laptop, their data, and their identity— giving them peace of mind."

About Norton from Symantec

Symantec's Norton products protect consumers from traditional threats with anti-virus, anti-spyware, and phishing protection, as well as bots, drive-by downloads and identity theft— while also being light on system resources. The company also provides services such as online backup and PC tuneup, and is a trusted source for family online safety.

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help businesses and consumers secure and manage their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at

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