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Norton Internet Security to the Macintosh Platform

Symantec brings market-leading Norton Internet Security and Norton Personal Firewall to the Macintosh Platform

Norton Internet Security for Macintosh and Norton Personal Firewall for Macintosh provide essential Internet protection for all Macintosh users

– Symantec New Zealand today announced Norton Internet Security for Macintosh and Norton Personal Firewall for Macintosh. Norton Internet Security for Macintosh is the first Internet security suite for the Mac OS to offer a comprehensive solution with protection against Internet threats including hackers, illegal access and viruses and keeps personal information private.

Fast Facts:
Norton Internet Security for Macintosh
 Provides Macintosh users with a complete solution that intelligently balances ease-of-use and functionality for maximum usability and online protection;
 Keeps personal information private, controls Internet ‘cookies’ and blocks unwanted banner ads;
 Includes Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh v7.0.

Norton Personal Firewall for Macintosh:
 Provides security for the Macintosh user and privacy of personal information;
 Controls all Internet connections to and from home computers and alerts users to attempted intrusions;
 Prevents personal data from being sent to websites without users’ knowledge.

“Symantec is proud to deliver two of Symantec’s leading Internet security solutions for the Macintosh platform,” says Richard Batchelar, Country Manager, New Zealand. “Norton Internet Security for Macintosh enables users to get the most out of the Internet - safely, reliably and with total peace of mind. Norton Personal Firewall offers Macintosh users an effective tool to maintain the privacy of personal information and prevent hackers from accessing stored data.”

Norton Internet Security for Macintosh 1.0
Norton Internet Security for Macintosh 1.0 combines several world class products to ensure a controlled and safe Internet experience for all Macintosh users. Norton Internet Security for Macintosh includes Norton Personal Firewall for Macintosh to protect users from hackers and security breaches; award-winning Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh to guard against known and unknown virus threats and iClean, by Aladdin Systems, to sweep away Internet surfing tracks as well as tidy up the desktop. Together, these products provide Macintosh users with a complete solution that intelligently balances ease-of-use and functionality for maximum usability and online protection.

Norton Personal Firewall for Macintosh

Norton Personal Firewall for Macintosh 1.0 is an easy-to-use, Internet security solution that protects Internet-connected users from hackers and security breaches. Users can block connections to their machines preventing hackers from gaining access to important files, passwords, banking numbers and other confidential data stored on their computer. In addition, users can configure which applications are allowed to access their Macintosh via the Internet and are notified when an unauthorised program or user attempts to access their Macintosh from another computer. Norton Personal Firewall for Macintosh 1.0 incorporates the highly regarded DoorStop Personal Firewall, licensed from Macintosh developer Open Door Networks Inc, which continues to participate in the development of this technology with Symantec. Norton Personal Firewall for Macintosh can be installed into and will protect the Mac OS 9 or classic layer of Mac OS X Public Beta.

Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 7.0
Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 7.0 can run disk scans and repair files on Mac OS X Public Beta hard disks after launching the application from a Mac OS 9 partition or bootable compact disk.

Pricing and availability
Norton Internet Security for Macintosh and Norton Personal Firewall for Macintosh will be available in mid-November and are priced at $190.00 and $129.00 respectively, including GST.

System requirements
Norton Internet Security for Macintosh 1.0 requires a PowerPC processor, Mac OS 8.1 or higher, 24MB of RAM, 12MB available disk space for installation, CD-ROM drive and an Internet connection. Norton Personal Firewall for Macintosh 1.0 requires a Power PC processor, Mac OS 8.1 or higher, 24MB of RAM, 3MB available disk space for installation, CD-ROM drive, and an Internet connection.

About Symantec
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security solutions to individuals and enterprises. The company is a leading provider of virus protection, risk management, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management and mobile code detection technologies to customers. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in more than 33 countries including New Zealand. Symantec is represented in New Zealand by Auckland based distributors SealCorp and Tech Pacific.

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