Yahoo! and Symantec team up to stop bugs

It’s being called the “joint consumer internet security service”, but it sounds a lot like a distribution agreement to me. No matter.

Yahoo and Symantec will be co-branding Norton Internet Security tools, and offering them to Yahoo! subscribers at a pretty steep discount. The package will be wrapped around Yahoo! stuff like Mail, Toolbar, and Search.

Norton already updates subscriptions for a price, so I look at the provided discounts as a good thing. Cheaper protection for people less inclined to buy it on their own. The offering should also have a big impact on bug distribution, as Yahoo! has a ton of customers that may take them up on the offer. The more protected machines the better.

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