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Symantec Intros '07

Symantec announced the launch of Norton AntiVirus 2007 and Norton Internet Security 2007

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the launch of Norton AntiVirus 2007 and Norton Internet Security 2007, industry leading security applications that have been enhanced in technology and performance to protect users from today's evolving online threats. Norton AntiVirus 2007 is a proven and trusted solution that gives consumers advanced protection against viruses, spyware and related risks. Norton Internet Security 2007 is a powerful security suite that includes the antivirus and antispyware protection of Norton AntiVirus and safeguards against the latest online dangers by providing sophisticated new phishing protection, an enhanced firewall, and defense against software vulnerabilities.

"As the industry leader, Symantec is raising the bar by delivering significant advancements in two key areas of our 2007 release: security technology and product performance," said Enrique Salem, group president, Consumer Products and Solutions for Symantec. "Today's threat landscape shows large, widespread virus outbreaks being replaced by groups of higher frequency, low-visibility attacks aimed at financial gain rather than notoriety. Symantec has responded by developing sophisticated new security features to restore consumer confidence online and world-class protection that automatically identifies and neutralizes online threats without requiring users to make complicated decisions about their security. We've complemented these technological advancements with ground-breaking performance enhancements our customers will feel in almost every facet of the products - from boot time to full system scans."

Part of the changing threat landscape is the fact that virus writers are rapidly creating variations of existing malicious code rather than developing entirely new threats. Norton AntiVirus 2007 addresses this growing trend by delivering potent new technology that blocks attacks from entire worm and virus families without requiring individual signatures for each new threat. Leveraging newly developed security technology that detects these virus and worm families, Norton AntiVirus 2007 now provides proactive protection for users even before a new worm or virus is created and released. Norton AntiVirus' defenses are kept current with protection updates delivered daily.

In addition, Norton AntiVirus has been strengthened so that it can find new types of viruses that use rootkits to hide themselves from security software. This patent-pending technology detects camouflaged threats at all system levels, including the application, user mode, and kernel level.

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC)

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