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Broadcom and Norton partner to protect home networks
[March 04, 2013]

Broadcom and Norton partner to protect home networks

Mar 04, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Broadcom Corporation and Norton by Symantec have announced a partnership to help consumers protect and manage their home networks and all of their internet-connected devices.

Through this partnership, Norton has integrated its security technology with Broadcom's BCM4708x series of 5G WiFi (802.11ac) home router platforms to deliver network protection and services to all devices connecting to the Internet in the home.

The combined solution complements Norton's current line of protection products and serves as the first line of defense for the home network and each connected device by monitoring online traffic for suspicious behavior, and detecting and blocking threats as they travel over the network. The solution also allows users to set and enforce unique policies for each connected device, including online gaming consoles, smartphones and tablets, Internet-ready TVs, media players and other smart devices.

"With more and more Internet-enabled devices in the home, consumers need to be confident that they can use any device seamlessly and securely, while protecting the stuff that matters most to them," said Dave Cole, vice president, product management, Symantec. "Our partnership with Broadcom enables us to deliver Norton solutions throughout the connected home and offer consumers the ability to manage their digital lives across new devices and environments, while being confident that their families are safe online." Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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