Broadcom and Norton Partner to Protect the Connected Home
5G WiFi Home Router to Serve as First Line Defense for all Internet-connected
Devices in the Home
IRVINE and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013
IRVINE and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom
Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor
solutions for wired and wireless communications, and Norton™ by Symantec
(NASDAQ: SYMC) today 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 industry-leading 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.
Today's average online household now has nearly 4.8 connected devices^1,
making protecting, monitoring, and managing the home network and all of these
devices a challenge. Norton and Broadcom have addressed this issue by
designing the industry's first router platform with the horsepower to deliver
Gigabit wireless speeds while simultaneously running Norton's advanced home
gateway security solutions.
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."
"The typical router today does not have the capability to run advanced
features, such as security applications and services, on top of its baseline
function as a wireless access point. That's what's so ground-breaking about
this offering," said Dino Bekis, Broadcom senior director, Product Marketing,
Wireless Connectivity Combos. "The BCM4708x is the first router platform that
has the horsepower to deliver 5G WiFi Gigabit wireless speeds while
simultaneously running the entire suite of Norton's home gateway security
solutions. Through this partnership with Norton, we're defining a new class of
Smart Hub home router platforms and setting the bar for delivery of secure
services directly to consumers."
Norton and Broadcom will collaborate with OEMs to integrate the BCM4708x-based
solution beginning in the first half of 2013.
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their digital lives.Norton provides a range of security solutions including
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backup and availability solutions. Our innovative products and services
protect people and information in any environment – from the smallest mobile
device, to the enterprise data center, to cloud-based systems. Our
world-renowned expertise in protecting data, identities and interactions gives
our customers confidence in a connected world. More information is available
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^1 ABI Research, Michael Inouye, Senior Analyst, TV & Video, November 2012
Susan Vander May Chris Zegarelli
Sr. Manager, Public Relations Sr. Director, Investor Relations
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