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Norton Internet Security 2007 Named Editors’ Choice by LAPTOP Magazine


‘Leaner and Meaner’ Suite Satisfies Security, Usability Needs of Wide Range of Users

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Jan. 24, 2007 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that Norton Internet Security 2007 was named Editors’ Choice by LAPTOP Magazine. According to the February 2007 issue of LAPTOP, Norton Internet Security 2007 not only offers comprehensive protection against Internet threats but it is now “among the sleekest and most user-friendly protection suites around.”

“Symantec is pleased that the security technology and product performance enhancements integrated into Norton Internet Security 2007 have earned recognition from the mobile computing experts at LAPTOP Magazine,” said Rowan Trollope, vice president, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec. “Symantec continues to earn this award by delivering significant technology enhancements to the product year round, such as the recently announced SONAR behavioral detection technology for Norton Internet Security and Norton AntiVirus customers.”

“Oh, how far the brand has come with this release,” LAPTOP Magazine editors wrote. “It seems designed to satisfy both ‘set and forget it’ types who don’t want to bother with the details and advanced users who want to tweak every inch of their shields.”

Norton Internet Security 2007 leverages a wide range of world class technologies to protect consumers, while usability enhancements ensure the suite’s effectiveness for all users. “All the standards are here: antivirus and antispyware, a firewall, phishing protection, and email intrusion scanning,” editors explained. “. . . The interface is clean and simple for novices, telling you what each setting does and why you would want it on or off . . . but the beauty of the new suite is how well it lets more experienced users drill into the details.”

Performance enhancements in the areas of memory usage, boot time, scan speed, user interface launch speed, and HTTP download speed also singled out Norton Internet Security 2007 as a top security tool by LAPTOP Magazine editors. “Norton is among the least intrusive products we have found,” editors concluded. “There was no discernible hit on performance in programs while browsing the Web or when sending and receiving email, and the program seemed adept at allowing already trusted programs to communicate freely while still catching suspicious activity.”

The LAPTOP Magazine Editors’ Choice Award is the latest in a series of honors that Norton Internet Security has earned over the years. Norton Internet Security has also been named PC World Best Buy, Smart Choice by Smart Computing, Best of the Year and Editors’ Choice by PC Magazine, and Best in Tech by Computer Shopper.

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About LAPTOP Magazine

LAPTOP—Mobile Solutions for Business & Life celebrates the infusion of mobile technology into our daily lives, and its pages provide the information, advice, and insights that enable its readers to thrive in a wireless world. LAPTOP is the leading source of mobile technology information and serves as the essential guide for both mobile professionals and tech-savvy consumers who want to make informed buying decisions and stay connected and entertained on the go. In addition to the monthly issues, four special issues are published each year: Ultimate Mobility, Mobile Entertainment, Gadget Gift Guide, and Mobile Tech Buyer’s Guide. LAPTOP and its special issues are published by Bedford Communications, Inc.

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