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Symantec Security Software Bundled With Intel Desktop Motherboards

  • 19 February, 2004 10:25

<p>News Release</p>
<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p>
<p>SYMANTEC SECURITY SOFTWARE BUNDLED WITH INTEL DESKTOP MOTHERBOARDS</p>
<p>CUPERTINO, Calif. - February 19, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that it will help safeguard users of Intel desktop motherboards worldwide by providing Internet security checking and access to security protection through the new Intel Desktop Utilities solution. Users will be given the option to scan their computers for potential security risks from viruses, hackers and privacy threats and will be able to download Symantec’s Norton Internet Security to help protect against those online threats.</p>
<p>Intel Desktop Utilities will allow users to monitor and control many system variables using an intuitive, tabbed interface. One of the tabs in the new Intel Desktop Utilities will be marked “Security.” When users select that tab, they will have the opportunity to purchase Norton Internet Security via download or they can click on a link to go to an Intel co-branded version of Symantec Security Check to review the security of their PC. The Intel Desktop Utilities feature will be included with all Intel-branded motherboards shipped worldwide beginning in mid-2004.</p>
<p>“We are pleased to be able to extend Symantec’s award-winning Internet security solution to Intel customers around the globe,” said Matthew Moynahan, vice president of Product Management, Client and Host Security, at Symantec. “Norton Internet Security is a comprehensive, easy-to-use suite solution that helps protect users from the many dangers posed by the Internet. By teaming Norton Internet Security with Symantec Security Check, users can test their computers for known vulnerabilities and then install an all-in-one solution to help protect their computers from these malicious threats.”</p>
<p>“Intel recognises the critical role security plays for our customers. We are excited to provide our Intel desktop board customers with the resources they need to aid in securing their Internet experience,” said Joel Christensen, Director of Marketing, Intel Desktop Board Operations.</p>
<p>Norton Internet Security 2004 is the easiest and most complete online security and privacy solution to protect against viruses, hackers, spam, privacy threats, and inappropriate Internet content. It includes Norton AntiVirus, Norton Personal Firewall, Norton Intrusion Detection, Norton AntiSpam, Norton Privacy Control, and Norton Parental Control.</p>
<p>Symantec Security Check, located at www.symantec.com/securitycheck, is a free web-hosted vulnerability assessment tool that provides users with easy-to-understand information on potential security risks from viruses, hackers and privacy threats and offers recommendations for securing their computers against those risks.</p>
<p>About Symantec
Symantec, the world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security software and appliance solutions to individuals, enterprises and service providers. The company is a leading provider of client, gateway and server security solutions for virus protection, firewall and virtual private network, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, Internet content and email filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises and service providers around the world. Symantec’s Norton brand of consumer security products is a leader in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 38 countries. For more information, please visit www.symantec.com.au
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<p>FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT: This press release contains forward-looking statements, including forecasts of future revenue and earnings per share, expected activities, and other financial and business results that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from results expressed or implied by this press release. Such risk factors include, among others: the sustainability of recent growth rates, particularly in consumer products; the anticipation of the growth of certain market segments, particularly enterprise security; the positioning of Symantec's products in those segments; the competitive environment in the software industry; general market conditions, fluctuations in currency exchange rates, changes to operating systems and product strategy by vendors of operating systems; and whether Symantec can successfully develop new products and the degree to which these gain market acceptance. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements in this press release. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in the Risk Factors sections of Symantec’s previously filed Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 4, 2003. Symantec assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release except as otherwise required by law.</p>
<p>For further information please contact:
Antoinette Trovato
Symantec Australia/New Zealand
Phone: 02-8879-1173
Mobile: 0408-495-337
Email: atrovato@symantec.com</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine
Spectrum Communications
Phone: 02-9954-3299
Email: debbies@spectrumcomms.com.au</p>

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