Symantec and LifeLock, Inc. Join Forces to Help Protect Consumers Online and Offline
As Malware Gets More Personal, Comprehensive ID Protection Becoming More Important.
TEMPE, AZ and CUPERTINO, CA . – LifeLock, Inc., the leader in providing consumers with proactive identity theft protection, and Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), whose Norton brand provides Internet security to millions of consumers, today announced a strategic partnership to offer American consumers online and offline security and identity protection through promotionally-priced product bundles, educational outreach and a united effort to lobby for stronger penalties for identity thieves.
“Today’s malware has become more intrusive, more stealth and more focused on financial gain and there are a variety of ways cyber criminals can compromise your identity and finances in the real world,” said Janice Chaffin, group president, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec. “Online security is a great first line of defense, but the best offline offense is to guard your identity, your money and your credit with identity theft protection. In partnership with LifeLock, we want to provide consumers with the tools they need to better safeguard themselves in both worlds"
According to the 2009 Federal Trade Commission report, more than a quarter of the more than 1.2 million complaints received during the 2008 calendar year involved identity theft. The report found 20 percent of all identity theft complaints were victims of credit card fraud, making it the most common form of identity theft in 2008.
“You, your identity and your financial information are more vulnerable than ever before, and people need to protect themselves and their wallets no matter if they’re in a crowded public place or shopping online from home,” said Todd Davis, LifeLock CEO. “Symantec and LifeLock represent two sides of the security and identity protection coin and we feel that in combining our core competencies, we have a unique solution to an increasingly alarming problem.”
Currently, customers who purchase a limited edition box of Norton Internet Security or Norton AntiVirus at participating retailers will be offered a free 30-day LifeLock® service*, 10 percent off a membership subscription and two free movie tickets**from LifeLock. And as part of its Back-to-School promotion, customers will receive 20 percent off when purchasing Norton 360 and a LifeLock® membership through September 30, 2009 (www.norton.com/back2school). Beginning August 6, 2009, Symantec will offer promotionally-priced security software and LifeLock® identity theft protection service through their online store (available in the U.S. only). LifeLock will offer these bundles via their Web site beginning September 1, 2009.
* At the end of the 30-day period your credit card will be charged automatically ($9.00 monthly/$99 annually) unless you cancel within that 30-day period. You can cancel any time without penalty by calling 1-800- LifeLock.
** Two complimentary passes per adult membership. Complimentary passes will be e-mailed to you by LifeLock after completion of trial. New members must provide a valid e-mail address. Must be an active member after trial period to receive passes. See www.lifelock.com for details. Offer valid for new LifeLock members only.
Hollywood Movie Money admissions are nationally accepted (participating theaters found at www.hollywoodmoviemoney.com) and are good to see any movie, any time. Adult Admissions have a $12 value. Admission is good for approximately six months from the date of issue. The value of tickets is stated in US dollars and will not replaced if lost or stolen and are non-transferable.
LifeLock, Inc. (www.lifelock.com) is an industry leader in proactive identity theft protection. Since 2005, LifeLock has been providing consumers with the tools and confidence they need to help protect themselves when they have a good faith suspicion that they have been or are about to become a victim of identity theft. The company has a strong focus on educating consumers and working with law enforcement and elected officials to better understand the increasing threats of identity theft. A multiple award-winning organization, LifeLock has been recognized by the American Business Awards as Best Overall Company and offering consumers the best new service (TrueAddress™) and was recently named to the Top Global Company 250 list by AlwaysOn.
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