|[May 20, 2014]
Norton Bolsters Small Business Cybersecurity Protection; Secures Multiple Devices in Minutes
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Symantec (News - Alert) (Nasdaq:SYMC) today introduced Norton
Small Business, a cybersecurity solution customized to help support
and protect small businesses with fewer than 20 employees with a
flexible subscription model that makes it easy to add or transfer
Businesses today rely on multiple computers and smartphones to conduct
business and access information. This free flow of information has
created tremendous opportunity for small businesses and the
cybercriminals who target them. Across the U.S., approximately 20
million small businesses with fewer than 20 employees2 face
increasingly complex security challenges and need simple, easy-to-use
information security and management solutions.
"According to the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, small
businesses were targeted in 30 percent of all cyberattacks3
in 2013. While the risks are real, small business owners with fewer than
20 employees often wear multiple hats and don't have the time or
resources to manage IT needs," said Brian Burch, vice president, Global
Consumer and Small Business Marketing. "Running a small business is hard
work, but Symantec wants to make securing it the easy part."
Flexible Multi-Device Protection in Minutes
Norton Small Business builds upon Symantec's proven multi-layer
protection technologies, while adding small business features to enhance
ease of use and management. Like the award-winning Norton consumer
offerings, Norton Small Business delivers much more than basic
antivirus. Today's small businesses need the powerful layers of
protection in Norton Small Business to stay safe from today's threats.
Key features and benefits include:
Advanced cybersecurity - Powered by Symantec Insight and SONAR
behavior-based technology, small businesses stay safe with always-on
protection and a 100 percent virus removal assurance - or your money
back. Norton Small Business features proprietary Norton Mobile Insight
app-scanning technology as well as remote locate, lock and wipe
capabilities to help manage lost or stolen devices.
Flexible, right-for-me protection - Norton Small
Business offers a subscription model to make it easy to add or
transfer licenses based on changing business needs.
Multi-device protection - Protects multiple business and
employee devices includingPCs, Macs, Android (News - Alert)™
smartphones and tablets, iPhones® and iPads®.
Enhanced support for small businesses -�Allows employees
to use Norton support directly and reach live agents without having to
rely on business owners for troubleshooting.
Fast - A guided start tool allows small businesses to deliver
protection to all devices with a single email.
Easy management - The web-based management portal makes it fast
and easy to monitor and manage devices, ensuring protection levels
across the business are current.
Scalable Offering, Pricing and Availability
Norton Small Business offers a flexible subscription model that allows
small businesses to easily add and transfer licenses between devices.
The MSRP is $99 annually to protect five devices; $199 annually to
protect 10 devices; and $399 annually to protect 20 devices. Business
owners can add licenses to protect each additional computer, smartphone
or tablet for $20 annually. As additional devices are added, pricing is
pro-rated to reflect the annual subscription period.
Norton Small Business is available for purchase where small businesses
prefer to shop: online, in retail stores and through value-added
resellers. Small businesses can immediately find Norton Small Business
in the Norton online store
and through select online retailers including Amazon.com, Staples (News - Alert).com,
NewEgg.com, OfficeDepot.com, OfficeMax.com and Fry's Electronics. It
will also be available in Staples, Office�Depot�and Office Max retail
stores this spring.
Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is an information protection expert
that helps people, businesses and governments seeking the freedom to
unlock the opportunities technology brings -- anytime, anywhere. Founded
in April 1982, Symantec, a Fortune 500 company, operating one of the
largest global data-intelligence networks, has provided leading
security, backup and availability solutions for where vital information
is stored, accessed and shared. The company's more than 20,000 employees
reside in more than 50 countries. Ninety-nine percent of Fortune 500
companies are Symantec customers. In fiscal 2014, it recorded revenue of
$6.7 billion. To learn more go to www.symantec.com
or connect with Symantec at: go.symantec.com/socialmedia.
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1 100% virus removal assurance includes pro-rated money-back
guarantee based on the total price paid and is limited to virus removal
services for computers (PCs & Macs) only through the duration of the
current paid subscription period. See norton.com/guarantee
2 Dun & Bradstreet (News - Alert), Inc.
Internet Security Threat Report (2014)
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