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Norton 360 Secures More Than 100,000 Registered Beta Testers Worldwide

  • 07 February, 2007 09:05

<p>AUSTRALIA, Sydney – 7 February 2007 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that its upcoming all-in-one consumer security service, Norton 360, has secured more than 100,000 registered beta testers worldwide after just two months in public beta. Norton 360 brings together Symantec’s leading PC security and tuneup technologies with essential transaction security protection, automated backup capabilities and embedded support. The highly anticipated solution helps protect consumers from today’s evolving Internet threats, including online scams and identity theft. In addition, Norton 360 safeguards valuable documents, photos and music stored on users’ computers through its automated local and online backup features.</p>
<p>“We are pleased to see the enthusiasm among computer users about Norton 360,” said Enrique Salem, group president, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec Corp. “Reaching more than 100,000 registered beta testers is a significant milestone for us as it not only shows the interest among the public towards a comprehensive protection solution like Norton 360, but it also allows us to draw from the valuable feedback these beta testers provide in order to further enhance the product.”</p>
<p>“Today's consumers use their computers to send e-mail, surf the web, store their photos and movies and buy goods and services on-line. With more at stake than every before, they need products to keep their PCs tuned-up, backed-up and secure,” said Andrew Jaquith, senior analyst, Yankee Group. "Symantec's Norton 360 addresses all of these needs. The strong response to the beta program shows that it is filling a real need with consumers.”</p>
<p>Users can download the free public beta of Norton 360 for Windows XP and Vista at http://www.norton.com/norton360beta/. The final version of Norton 360 is scheduled to be available by the end of March 2007 through the Symantec online store at www.symantecstore.com <http:></http:> , as well as at various retail locations and online retailers.</p>
<p>About Symantec</p>
<p>Symantec is a global leader in infrastructure software, enabling businesses and consumers to have confidence in a connected world. The company helps customers protect their infrastructure, information, and interactions by delivering software and services that address risks to security, availability, compliance, and performance. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com <http:></http:> .</p>
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<p>Symantec and the Symantec Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries</p>
<p>Contact:</p>
<p>Natalie Connor
Symantec
+61 2 8879 1069
Natalie_connor@symantec.com <mailto:natalie_connor> &gt;</mailto:natalie_connor></p>
<p>Rachel York
Max Australia
+61 2 9954 3492
Rachel.york@maxaustralia.com.au <mailto:rachel.york> &gt;</mailto:rachel.york></p>

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