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									Norton and Facebook
Partner to Make the
    Web Safer

Partnership brings Norton protection to Facebook
members
   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 atwww.symantec.com.
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                     Jill Nishida
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