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Norton Core Validates Need for Home Wi-Fi Network Security: More Than 90 Million Threats Blocked in First Year


Routers remain the most targeted and exploited device in the home1

Since launching in August 2017, Symantec's Norton Core secure Wi-Fi
router for the connected home has blocked more than 90 million threats
at the network level. Powered by Symantec's global Threat Intelligence
Network, the world's largest civilian cyber intelligence network, Norton
Core is helping defend consumers' home networks from hackers, botnets
and other sophisticated and aggressive malicious attacks.

Last year, a staggering 143 million Americans experienced cybercrime or
know someone who has – more than half the U.S. adult online population2.
Further, Symantec research1
found there was a 600 percent increase in overall IoT attacks since
2017, with routers identified as the most attacked device in the home.
As the world becomes more connected – analyst firm Gartner3
estimated 8.4 billion IoT devices would be in use by the end of 2017.

"Norton Core was developed to address the alarming trend of IoT attacks,
such as VPNFilter, the malware that recently infected more than half a
million routers in more than 50 countries," said Ameer Karim, vice
president and general manager of Consumer IoT Security at Norton by
Symantec. "It's mission-critical we continue to provide consumers with
great Wi-Fi performance and peace of mind – even while on-the-go – by
designing secure products with capabilities that help protect users'
privacy and personal information."

Drawing on Symantec's vast security expertise, Norton Core helps protect
consumers' personal data and information from a variety of different
attacks, including: malware; software specifically designed to gain
access or damage to a computer; phishing and infected websites; botnets;
potentially unwanted programs (PUPs); and other emerging scams that
target consumers.

Since the product's general availability in August 2017, Norton Core has
blocked more than:

  • 51 million malware attacks
  • 20 million botnets
  • 13 million spam and phishing emails
  • 3 million Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs, which are programs that
    come bundled and add functions the user didn't want or that may slow
    down systems)
  • 3 million potential scams, which include blocking sites that promote
    scams such as work-from-home and pay-to-surf, as well as Ponzi schemes
    and sites that provide or sell legally questionable content or services

Norton Core is available for purchase online for $199.99 at, and, as well as 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, including computers, smartphones, tablets and smart
connected devices. After the first year, a subscription renewal is
available for $9.99/month. Subscription is required for security and
parental control features. To learn more, visit

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
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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Any forward-looking indication of
plans for products is preliminary and all future release dates are
tentative and are subject to change. Any future release of the product
or planned modifications to product capability, functionality, or
feature are subject to ongoing evaluation by Symantec, and may or may
not be implemented and should not be considered firm commitments by
Symantec and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions.

1 2018
Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
, Symantec, 2018

2 2017
Norton Cyber Security Insights Report
, Norton, 2017

3 Gartner
Says 8.4 Billion Connected "Things" Will Be in Use in 2017, Up 31
Percent From 2016
, Gartner, 2017

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