Thursday, October 09, 2003


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Headlines Powered by Business Wire: "October 09, 2003 10:30 AM US Eastern Timezone

Symantec Teams with Microsoft to Promote New Secure Computing Initiative

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2003--Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced it is working with Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT) to educate home and business users on the need for secure computing. Symantec and Microsoft have agreed to develop a variety of educational and promotional programs that will inform users of the simple measures they can take to safeguard their computing experience.
'Now, more than ever, computer users need to take proper steps to protect themselves from online threats. As the world leader in Internet security, Symantec enthusiastically endorses Microsoft's new security initiatives. We continue to support Microsoft in its efforts to raise user awareness of Internet security risks, hacking dangers and privacy threats,' said Janice Chaffin, Chief Marketing Officer at Symantec. "

Phew! When I read that headline, I got nervous for a moment. Microsoft is quite capable of swallowing anything it wants to. It's got a $49 Billion dollar mouth. "Partnership" with Microsoft is often the first step in being eaten alive.

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