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Norton and Facebook Partner to Make the Web Safer

April 25, 2012

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Today Norton by Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) and Facebook announced a partnership to help protect Facebook users and make the web a safer place to connect with friends and family. As a member of the Facebook AV Marketplace, Norton will provide Facebook users with a six-month trial to the award-winning Norton AntiVirus 2012. Norton will also work with Facebook to detect and alert users to potentially malicious URLs on the site, helping to provide a safer experience for members.

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“As the world’s largest online community, Facebook is committed to ensuring security for our members,” said Joe Sullivan, Chief Security Officer, Facebook. “Norton has long been a trusted brand in security and through our partnership, we will help ensure our members are protected from threats on Facebook and any other site they visit.”

Facebook and Symantec have also released a joint whitepaper, “Scams & Spam to Avoid on Facebook,” illustrating the most prevalent security issues and threats targeting Facebook today and how users can protect themselves. The whitepaper can be accessed at the Facebook Security Blog.

Facebook members who are PC users can obtain their six-month trial subscription to Norton AntiVirus 2012 by visiting the Facebook AV Marketplace, which features a variety of consumer security offerings to protect against online threats. Mac users can obtain a six-month trial subscription to Norton AntiVirus 12 for Mac. At launch these partnership offerings will be available in English. To learn more about how Norton and Facebook are making the web safer, visit the Facebook Security Blog.

“Norton and Facebook share a common goal of protecting consumers online,” said Marian Merritt, Norton Internet Safety Advocate. “This partnership brings the industry’s best security to the Facebook community and is one more step in Norton’s effort to protect consumers and the stuff that matters to them, whatever device or platform they choose.”

About Norton

Norton protects the Stuff that matters to consumers, across all aspects of their digital lives. Norton provides a range of security solutions including technologies for PCs and mobile devices, live tech support services and online backup. Like Norton on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/norton.

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at www.symantec.com.

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Forward Looking Statements: Any forward-looking indication of plans for products is preliminary and all future release dates are tentative and are subject to change. Any future release of the product or planned modifications to product capability, functionality or feature are subject to ongoing evaluation by Symantec, and may or may not be implemented and should not be considered firm commitments by Symantec and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions.

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    Norton by Symantec     Edelman Public Relations
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