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Symantec Launches its Fastest Norton Security Products Ever

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Press release

Norton 2009 Products are Light on Resources, Strong on Protection, Backed by Free Phone Support

Reading, UK - 17 September, 2008 - Symantec, Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today launched Norton Internet Security <http://www.norton.com/Faster>  2009 and Norton AntiVirus <http://www.norton.com/Faster>  2009 in Europe, Middle East and Africa, raising the standard for speed and performance. The Norton 2009 products were designed with a "zero-impact" performance goal, supported by more than 300 improvements that span nearly every aspect of the product, from the scanning engines to the user interface. 

Norton 2009 Key Facts:
 
Light on Resources
Re-engineered for speed, Norton 2009 includes hundreds of performance enhancements and introduces new technologies:

  • Community intelligence-driven Norton Insight technology removes the need to scan common files, thus greatly reducing the number of files that have to be scanned regularly
  • Pulse Updates every 5 to 15 minutes deliver the latest protection updates faster than any other competitor, according to a recent report by AV-Test.

Independent third party test lab, PassMark Software <http://www.passmark.com/ftp/antivirus_09-performance-testing-ed1.pdf>  was commissioned to benchmark Symantec and top security software competitors' performance impact on key metrics. Highlights from this report include:

  • Fastest install - Norton Internet Security 2009 installs in only 52 seconds
  • Least working memory usage - Norton Internet Security 2009 uses less than 7MB
  • Fastest quick scan - Norton Internet Security 2009 scans in only 33 seconds