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Symantec Extends Relationship with HP as Consumer Security Provider

  • 31 January, 2007 09:43

<p>Via multi-year agreement, Symantec to provide award-winning security solutions to millions of HP desktop and notebook users</p>
<p>AUSTRALIA, Sydney – 31 January 2007 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the signing of a multi-year extension to its existing contract with HP, the worldwide PC sales leader. Under the terms of the new agreement, HP consumer desktop and notebook PCs will be shipped with a 60-day version of Norton Internet Security, the award-winning security suite that delivers protection against the latest online threats, such as spyware, viruses, worms and hackers. Consumers who purchase an HP desktop or notebook PC will have easy access to the leading Internet security solutions on their desktop.</p>
<p>“We have a long history with HP and today are pleased to strengthen this strategic relationship by providing HP customers our award-winning Norton security solution, which features a full range of protection that is automatic, powerful, and easy to understand and use,” said Enrique Salem, president, consumer business unit, Symantec. “As consumers continue to work and play in the connected world, our security solutions, such as Norton Internet Security, provide them the confidence that their information and activities are safe and secure from new and emerging Internet threats.”</p>
<p>“Security is an important consideration when purchasing a PC, so to provide customers with peace of mind HP has once again turned to Symantec,” said Jim Burns, vice president and general manager, global attach business, HP. “With Norton security solutions pre-installed on our consumer PCs, HP customers can know that their PCs are protected from security threats straight out of the box.”</p>
<p>New HP consumer PCs will be pre-installed with the latest compatible version of Norton Internet Security, which has firmly established itself as the security suite of choice for consumers who demand comprehensive protection against the latest online threats. Norton Internet Security 2007 stops spyware, viruses, worms and hackers from entering a user’s system while also leveraging antiphishing tools to safeguard against visiting fraudulent Web sites. Norton Internet Security 2007 also provides zero-hour protection against new attacks by identifying and blocking threats before they enter the user’s system. In addition, Norton Internet Security 2007 safeguards against the latest online dangers such as crimeware and other risks that camouflage themselves by using rootkits or packers to hide from security software. Norton Internet Security 2007 offers more up-to-date protection by employing new proactive security technologies while continually being updated with security information automatically delivered by Symantec.</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. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Contact:</p>
<p>Natalie Connor
Symantec
+61 2 8879 1069
Natalie_connor@symantec.com <mailto:natalie_connor></mailto:natalie_connor></p>
<p>Rachel York
Max Australia
+61 2 9954 3492
Rachel.york@maxaustralia.com.au <mailto:rachel.york></mailto:rachel.york></p>

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