SOURCE: Symantec


June 11, 2009 05:00 ET

Symantec to Offer Online Backup on HP Consumer Desktop and Notebook PCs

Consumers Worldwide to Receive Free Norton Online Backup

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2009) - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced an agreement to distribute Norton Online Backup on HP consumer desktop and notebook PCs worldwide. The 30-day(1) trial offer of Norton Online Backup will come preinstalled and will provide five gigabytes (5GB) of convenient and secured online storage. Symantec has a leading presence in consumer online backup with more than eight million customers and three million backups per day.

Norton Online Backup, available in 21 languages, helps ensure that users' most valuable files and digital assets are always kept safe and easily accessible by storing them in the cloud. Uploaded files can be accessed anytime, anywhere through a simple Web site, and backups can be seamlessly controlled for up to five PCs through the same central account.

While nearly half of consumers report having lost files in the past, less than a third regularly back up(2) -- underscoring the need for a readily available and easy-to-use solution. Norton Online Backup delivers backup with ease-of-use and security. Users can remotely manage and restore lost files from any computer with a Web browser and connected to the Internet. Backups are conducted automatically or on a user-defined schedule, while advanced data compression and a technology for "block-level" incremental backups enables faster data transmission. And coming from the leader in consumer security, Norton Online Backup is supported by a high-level of encryption, both before the files leave the computer and during transmission to Symantec's data centers. The files remain encrypted in Symantec's professionally managed, highly-secured data center facilities.

"We're very pleased that HP continues to choose Norton, this time to bring our new web-based backup service to HP customers worldwide," said Janice Chaffin, president of the Consumer Business Unit, Symantec. "Consumers are accumulating priceless digital assets -- such as family photos, music and financial files -- at a record pace. Consumers know they can trust Norton, the global security leader, to store and protect their data."

HP consumer PCs currently ship with a 60-day version of Norton Internet Security.

About Norton from Symantec

Symantec's Norton products protect consumers from traditional threats with antivirus, remote online data backup and spyware protection, as well as bots, drive-by downloads and identity theft -- while also being light on system resources. The company also provides services such as PC help from NortonLive™, Norton Online Backup, and Online Family.Norton for child safety.

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help businesses and consumers secure and manage their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at

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(1) A subscription is required for use after 30 days. Internet access required.

(2) Strategy One survey of 4,014 consumers in the U.S., U.K., Germany and France. March 5 - 14, 2009. Forty-four percent report having lost files; 68% back up less than once a month.

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