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EarthLink Enhances Security for Individuals and Families With Next-Generation Solution From Norton

ATLANTA, April 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EarthLink (EarthLink Holdings Corp.) (NASDAQ:ELNK), a leading network services provider dedicated to delivering great customer experiences, today announced the availability of Norton™ Security Online by Symantec, a multi-platform consumer security solution designed to help protect users from cybercrime. This new offering gives EarthLink’s individual and family customers a highly flexible solution that aligns with the mobile-centric lifestyle that is increasingly prevalent today.

Norton Security Online provides the level of superior protection consumers expect from Norton products. Norton Security Online helps protect PCs, Macs®, smartphones and tablets using anti-malware, firewall, spam, phishing and cloud technology protections to help safeguard users’ devices and private information from today’s most aggressive threats. It offers compelling features including mobile device location and an easy-to-use portal that allows consumers to update and change the devices they choose to protect.

“As one of the first service providers to offer this solution, we’re delighted to partner with Norton to provide our consumer customers access to top-rated anti-theft, security and online identity protection, regardless of the platform they use,” said Jen Spindel, SVP of Consumer for EarthLink. “Norton Security Online helps defend against viruses, spyware and illegal botnets and provides a value added, portal-based solution that gives users complete control.”

EarthLink, an Internet pioneer, has always been a force in consumer Internet safety and protection. Working with Norton, EarthLink provides security options that help detect Internet threats, alert customers to suspicious links, pre-scan Android apps for potential vulnerabilities before downloading from the Google Play store, and help locate lost or stolen iOS and Android devices.

“Consumers in the U.S. lost an average of 17 hours and $300 per person over the past year dealing with online crime,” said Fran Rosch, executive vice president and general manager, Norton Business Unit, Symantec. “Norton Security Online is a sophisticated security offering that helps prevent cybercriminals from stealing important personal information and gives consumers a heightened awareness around how to best protect their devices and information.”

More information on EarthLink and Norton Security Online can be found at www.earthlink.net/software/.

About EarthLink
EarthLink (EarthLink Holdings Corp.) (NASDAQ:ELNK) is a leading network services provider dedicated to delivering great customer experiences in a cloud connected world. We help thousands of multi-location businesses securely establish critical connections in the cloud. Our solutions for cloud and hybrid networking, security and compliance, and unified communications provide the cost-effective performance and agility to serve customers anytime, anywhere, via any channel, or any device. We operate a nationwide network spanning 29,000+ fiber route miles, with 90 metro fiber rings and secure data centers that provide ubiquitous data and voice IP coverage. To learn why thousands of specialty retailers, restaurants, franchisors, financial institutions, healthcare providers, professional service firms, local governments, residential consumers and other carriers choose to connect with us, visit us at www.earthlink.com, @earthlink, on LinkedIn and Google+.

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Source:EarthLink Holdings Corp.