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Symantec unveils Norton Confidential for Macintosh users.

Worldwide Computer Products News-12 October 2006-Symantec unveils Norton Confidential for Macintosh users(C)1995-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

Information security provider Symantec Corp (Nasdaq: SYMC) announced on Wednesday (11 October) that Norton Confidential is now available for Macintosh users.

According to the company, Norton Confidential for Macintosh protects users against fraudulent phishing web sites. The solution includes built-in vulnerability protection to prevent identity thieves from exploiting newly discovered application and operating system vulnerabilities. In addition, Norton Confidential for Macintosh reportedly protects personal information, including social security and credit card numbers, from being sent online without users' permission, and enables users to lock down files on their Mac, preventing them from being deleted or modified, either deliberately by hackers or accidentally by friends or family.

Unlike viruses and spyware, Macintosh users face the same phishing threats as consumers who use PCs and they should take the same security precautions as PC users when transacting online, claimed the group president of consumer business unit at Symantec.

Norton Confidential for Macintosh is scheduled to be available for purchase in October 2006. The suggested retail price is USD49.99, including one-year service subscription to use the product and receive Symantec's updates.

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Date:Oct 12, 2006
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