Acer Extends Norton Offerings

Acer extends Norton consumer security product offerings

April 3, 2007

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CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Symantec today announced that Acer Incorporatedwill now be shipping a Vista-compatible version of Norton Internet Security2007. Currently, Acer ranks as the world's number four PC brand with over45 million Acer desktop and notebook PCs sold globally. Customers whopurchase an Acer PC will now be able to use a 90-day trial of NortonInternet Security 2007, which is now compatible with the Vista operatingsystem. Acer customers now have the industry leading security solutionsuite to protect their PCs from spyware, viruses, worms and hackers fromentering a user's system while also leveraging antiphishing tools tosafeguard against visiting fraudulent Web sites. In addition, NortonInternet 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, andsecure so that our customer's important data is well protected. With thelatest Vista-compatible Norton Internet Security 2007, we believe Acercustomers are best shielded from the widespread data leakage and attacksthrough the Internet," said Jim Wong, president of IT products businessgroup, Acer Incorporated. "The cooperation with Symantec further exemplifiesAcer's long-term commitment to provide empowering technology that helppeople enhance their quality of life."

"It is important that consumers utilize consumer software to protect theirPCs against operating system and application attacks as well as usesolutions that will help protect them against deception-based threats, suchas phishing," said Vince Steckler, senior vice president, worldwide consumersales, Symantec. "Acer users will benefit from using a market leadingsolution like Norton Internet Security that contains components such as afirewall and antivirus that work together to thwart attacks, provideexceptional levels of protection."

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC)

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