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Monday, September 18, 2006

Symantec Releases Norton Internet Security 2007

Symantec Corp. has released Norton AntiVirus 2007 and Norton Internet Security 2007 that have been enhanced in technology and performance to protect users from today's evolving online threats.

The major addition for the Norton Internet Security 2007 is the ability to help prevent users from getting hurt from phishing scams. With a pre-defined list of known phishing sites, along with "advanced heuristic technology", it will block users from loading any Web site it thinks is a phising site.

The Intrusion Prevention feature in Norton Internet Security 2007 offers critical protection against recently discovered vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system and other popular applications. These security holes can be shielded by Norton Internet Security much faster than it typically takes a vendor to release a patch to fix the problem. Symantec said its most recent Internet Security Threat Report found that on average, virus writers are able to start exploiting these new security holes approximately six days after the disclosure of a vulnerability.

With Norton Internet Security 2007, viruses, worms and hackers attempting to infect or invade a person's computer through these vulnerabilities are immediately blocked from ever getting on the system. Users are now able to patch their operating system and other applications on their own schedule, yet remain safe.

The enhanced firewall in Norton Internet Security 2007 automatically configures itself to allow legitimate applications yet blocks spyware, viruses, worms and hackers from stealing valuable information from the user's computer.

The suggested retail price for Norton Internet Security 2007 is $69.99 (includes one-year service subscription to use the product and receive Symantec's protection updates). Small Office Packs for 5- and 10-users are scheduled to be available for both products. Norton Internet Security 2007 can be installed on up to three PCs.

The Norton products run under Windows XP, but are eligible for a free update to a Windows Vista version after the new Microsoft operating system ships.

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