Norton Core Secure Wi-Fi Router Now Available to U.S. Consumers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First introduced at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Norton
Core, a secure, high-performance Wi-Fi router, fundamentally changed the
concept of Wi-Fi routers by making security the primary consideration.
Today, Norton by Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) is proud to announce that
Norton Core is currently available for purchase in the U.S. at Norton.com,
BestBuy.com
and Amazon.com,
and in select Best Buy stores nationwide.

There is an increasing need to provide consumers with a digital safety
solution to protect their home networks and the connected devices that
power their homes. Sixty-two percent of consumers globally believe
connected devices are built with security in mind1. However,
Symantec researchers identified security vulnerabilities in 50 different
connected home devices2, ranging from smart thermostats to
smart hubs, that could make the devices easy targets for attacks.
Additionally, Symantec researchers found the number of attempted attacks
on IoT devices increased twofold from January to December 20163.

“This is an exciting day for Symantec and for consumer digital safety,”
said Fran Rosch, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer
Business, Symantec. “As the Internet of Things industry continues to
evolve, connected homes become more common, and devices within homes
continue to multiply, it’s vital that consumers have a way to protect
their family’s connected devices from new and sophisticated attacks.”

Norton Core is an exceptional new security solution that helps protect
home networks – and an unlimited number of connected devices, including
computers and mobile devices – from malware, viruses, hackers, and
cybercriminals4. Designed in the form of a geodesic dome and
inspired by defense and weather radars deployed in the extreme reaches
of the globe, Norton Core’s unique mathematical design encourages users
to place it out in the open, as part of their home décor.

In addition to its strong security capabilities and elegant design,
Norton Core offers customizable parental controls allowing
parents the flexibility to set parameters that work for their family.
Daily internet usage limits for each child, filters for accessible
content, and a pause button are some of the features parents may enjoy
customizing based on their family needs.

Digital Safety in a High-Performance, Uniquely Designed Geodesic Dome

Unlike conventional routers, Norton Core was built specifically with
security in mind to protect connected homes. With network packet
inspection, combined with intelligence from a global threat database,
Norton Core can help fend off threats before they infiltrate a home
network. Norton Core brings the benefit of speed, comprehensive Wi-Fi
coverage and reliability along with these additional key product
highlights5:

  • State-of-the-art Security—At the Network Level
    Norton Core keeps your devices and home network protected. With its
    network level protection, Norton Core uses deep packet inspection to
    inspect all traffic it deems untrusted or risky and provides
    protection against possible intrusions with its intrusion detection
    and prevention engines.
  • A Highly Secure RouterFrom comprehensive data
    encryption to real-time software updates, Norton Core fundamentally
    changes the equation to extend protection to Wi-Fi routers.
  • Smart Parental Controls — Flexible, powerful tools for
    parents to monitor and manage screen time for each child, control time
    limits by device, and set content filters. The entire network can even
    be paused.
  • Security Score — Provides users with a readout on their
    network’s weaknesses and timely insights and advice on ways to
    improve their score.
  • Bandwidth Optimization — Gives priority to any device
    or activity in the house with the touch of a button, so a movie can
    quickly be prioritized over a game console.
  • Guest Access — Create secure guest networks easily,
    with time limits. When time is up, users can simply extend access or
    let the guest network disappear.

Pricing and Availability

Norton Core is currently available for purchase online for $279.99 at Norton.com,
BestBuy.com
and Amazon.com,
as well as select Best Buy stores nationwide. Purchase of Norton Core,
available in Titanium Gold and Granite Gray, comes bundled with a
one-year complimentary subscription to Norton Core Security Plus, which
includes protection for an unlimited number of connected devices such as
laptops, desktops, Macs, Android and iOS smartphones, tablets and
IoT/connected devices6. After the first year, a subscription
renewal will be $9.99/month. To learn more, visit us.norton.com/core.

Norton Core Awards and Accolades

Norton Core is the recipient of several awards and recognition including:

  • Wall Street Journal Best of CES 2017
  • CNET All the Cool New Gadgets at CES 2017
  • ZDNet Best Smart Home, IoT Products of CES 2017
  • Techlicious Top Picks of CES 2017 Awards
  • Tom’s Guide CES 2017 Awards, Best New Tech
  • Edison Awards, Silver, Wireless Solutions

About Symantec

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security
company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most
important data wherever it lives. Organizations across the world look to
Symantec for strategic, integrated solutions to defend against
sophisticated attacks across endpoints, cloud and infrastructure.
Likewise, a global community of more than 50 million people and
families rely on Symantec’s Norton and LifeLock product suites to
protect their digital lives at home and across their devices. Symantec
operates one of the world’s largest civilian cyber intelligence
networks, allowing it to see and protect against the most advanced
threats. For additional information, please visit www.symantec.com or
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All prices noted are in U.S. dollars and are valid only in the United
States.

1Norton
Cyber Security Insights Report
(2016).

2Ballano Barcena, M., & Wueest, C. (2016). Insecurity
in the Internet of Things
, Symantec [White paper]

3Symantec
Internet Security Threat Report (2017)
.

4Subscription renewal is required for security and
parental control features after the complimentary subscription term.
Usage and other restrictions apply.

5Maximum wireless data rate is derived from IEEE
standards 802.11 specifications. Actual data speed and range may vary
due to factors such as network conditions, building construction,
obstacles and interference. Deep packet inspection, a security feature,
also affects speed.

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