Symantec and Adobe have entered into a partnership through which downloads of the renowned Adobe Acrobat program will be offered a trial of Norton Internet Security 2006, and also receive discounts on the full version of the software. As for now the partnership covers only Acrobat Reader, but there is a possibility that the deal could be expanded to other popular Adobe products in the future.
Acrobat and Flash Player, which Adobe got through its purchase of Macromedia last year, are installed on some 600 million computers and devices worldwide.
In a statement Adobe Systems platform vice president Kurt Garbe said, “Adobe’s trusted PDF document format and Symantec’s strong track record of security and protection remove barriers to consumers getting the most out of using the Internet.”
Symantec estimates that as many as 40 percent of Internet-connected computers are not effectively protected. The company said its new joint venture with Adobe would allow a wide range of consumers to protect their computers in a cost-effective manner.
Garbe continued, “Combining Adobe’s broad reach with Symantec’s award-winning PC security software will help make the Internet a safer place for people to access and engage with the information and services they need.”
Details on discounts and availability of the bundle have yet not been revealed.