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|Symantec Extends Agreement With HP to Distribute Norton Internet Security on Consumer PCs Worldwide|
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Jun 10, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced the signing of a multi-year extension to its existing contract with HP, the world's largest PC manufacturer. Under the terms of the agreement, HP consumer desktop, laptop and netbook PCs will ship worldwide with a full-featured, complimentary 60-day subscription of Norton Internet Security, the industry's fastest, lightest security suite.
Norton Internet Security detects and eliminates online threats and prevents cybercriminals from stealing consumers' identity and hard-earned cash, so they can surf, shop, and bank online safely. Norton Internet Security also features the industry leading reputation-based security technology, which has been proven to attain unmatched detection of new malware far beyond what is possible with traditional security technologies.
"We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with HP by providing our award-winning Norton products and quality online services to their desktop, laptop and netbook PC customers," said Janice Chaffin, group president, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec. "Through our valued partnership with HP, we are helping to keep consumers safe from cybercrime by offering superior online protection to millions of worldwide users straight from set-up."
"HP customers recognize Norton as a world leader in security solutions for PCs," said Jason Zajac, vice president, Attach Business Unit, Personal Systems Group, HP. "We believe customers will appreciate HP having pre-installed subscriptions to Norton Internet Security on PCs so they can get instant protection from online threats without having to download software."
About Norton From Symantec
Symantec's Norton products protect consumers from cybercrime with technologies like antivirus, anti-spyware and phishing protection -- while also being light on system resources. The company also provides services such as online backup, PC tuneup, and family online safety. Fan Norton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/norton and follow @NortonOnline on Twitter.
Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at www.symantec.com.