Symantec Corp., makers of Norton security software, announced that Norton Internet Security 2009 will help protect ASUS laptops and desktops sold around the world. Under terms of a multi-year agreement, the award-winning Norton Internet Security will ship on ASUS Eee PC™ netbooks and Eee Box nettops. Customers will receive a full-featured 60-day introductory subscription of Norton Internet Security at no extra charge.
Norton Internet Security 2009 is the industry’s fastest, lightest security suite, featuring hundreds of performance enhancements. According to independent third-party tests, Norton Internet Security has an installation speed and quick scans of under a minute. While Norton Internet Security is extremely light on resources, it still offers powerful protection against online threats. Customers can shop, browse and bank online safely with the strong browser protection, anti-spyware, anti-virus and identity protection.
“Symantec is pleased to offer Norton Internet Security via the industry-leading ASUS netbooks and nettops,” said Hal Bennett, vice president, consumer channel sales, Symantec Corp. “With their line of netbooks and nettops that are economical, environmentally-friendly and fashionable, ASUS is showing its commitment to their customers by keeping them secure right out of the box.”
"Given their unprecedented ease of use, the Eee PC and Eee Box have introduced the Internet to legions of users with little to no prior computer experience—many of whom may be unaware of the dangers posed by adware, spyware, viruses, worms, spam, and so forth," said Ellis Wang, Eee PC Software PM Department Director, ASUS. "Shipping Norton Internet Security 2009 with each Eee PC and Eee Box will ensure that our users have access to an easy-to-use and fast security solution that provides the multiple layers of protection necessary to lessen online risks and ensure the safest, most productive Internet experience possible."