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Acer Extends Norton Offerings

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Symantec today announced that Acer Incorporated
will now be shipping a Vista-compatible version of Norton Internet Security
2007. Currently, Acer ranks as the world's number four PC brand with over
45 million Acer desktop and notebook PCs sold globally. Customers who
purchase an Acer PC will now be able to use a 90-day trial of Norton
Internet Security 2007, which is now compatible with the Vista operating
system. Acer customers now have the industry leading security solution
suite to protect their PCs from spyware, viruses, worms and hackers from
entering a user's system while also leveraging antiphishing tools to
safeguard against visiting fraudulent Web sites. In addition, Norton
Internet Security 2007 will include innovative technology that provides
"zero hour" protection from the latest Internet threats.

"Acer makes every effort to design PCs that are easy-to-use, dependable, and
secure so that our customer's important data is well protected. With the
latest Vista-compatible Norton Internet Security 2007, we believe Acer
customers are best shielded from the widespread data leakage and attacks
through the Internet," said Jim Wong, president of IT products business
group, Acer Incorporated. "The cooperation with Symantec further exemplifies
Acer's long-term commitment to provide empowering technology that help
people enhance their quality of life."

"It is important that consumers utilize consumer software to protect their
PCs against operating system and application attacks as well as use
solutions that will help protect them against deception-based threats, such
as phishing," said Vince Steckler, senior vice president, worldwide consumer
sales, Symantec. "Acer users will benefit from using a market leading
solution like Norton Internet Security that contains components such as a
firewall and antivirus that work together to thwart attacks, provide
exceptional levels of protection."

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC)