Feeds

Linksys and Symantec bundle security

60 days subs to Norton Internet Security with broadband kit

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Linksys is to bundle copies of Norton Internet Security 2003 with its entire line of cable/DSL routers sold in Britain.

The full-featured version of the Norton Internet Security 2003 security suite will be offered to Linksys customers during their router installation via set-up software. Norton Internet Security 2003 features protection from viruses, crackers and privacy risks. It includes firewall, parental control and AV tools.

Linksys router customers will receive a 60-day subscription service from Symantec, which will deliver regular updates for virus definitions, firewall rules and the intrusion detection signatures.

Thereafter customers will have to pay a subscription fee.

The aim of the deal is to help punters secure home PCs against the growing tide of security risks, as well as increasing Symantec's reach into the consumer market.

Always-on DSL connection pose a significantly increased security risk. This is well known by the tech savvy, who often use free products like Zone Alarm and Grisoft's AVG anti-virus scanner, for protection.

But that still leaves room for commercial products in the market, and this is where Symantec steps in.

Symantec has OEM deals with PC vendors including Fujitsu-Siemens, Dell, Sony, Gateway and Packard-Bell to bundle its security software on PCs. Normally these come with 90 days subscription to its services.

On the networking side, the deal with Linksys adds to existing agreements with ISP Wanadoo and modem/security software bundling deals with US Robotics and Toshiba. ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Whitepapers

Driving business with continuous operational intelligence
Introducing an innovative approach offered by ExtraHop for producing continuous operational intelligence.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Protecting against web application threats using SSL
SSL encryption can protect server‐to‐server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss and losing customer trust.