Open Door Licenses DoorStop To Symantec

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Open Door Networks has announced that it has licensed its DoorStop firewall technology to Symantec Corporation. DoorStop technology provides Macintosh users with protection against unwanted access to their Macintosh from the Internet. According to Open Door:

The two companies have worked together to deliver Norton Internet Security and Norton Personal Firewall for Macintosh, the first integrated Internet security solution for Macintosh customers.

"The threat of hackers, malicious code and compromised personal privacy is a reality for all consumers on the Internet," said Steve Cullen, senior vice president of Symantecis Consumer Products Division. "Our partnership with Open Door Networks has helped us bring our market-leading Norton Internet Security and Norton Personal Firewall products to the Macintosh platform providing the best of breed solution for keeping Macintosh customers safe while theyire online."

"Open Door is incredibly pleased to be working with Symantec, a leader in both Macintosh and security solutions," said Alan Oppenheimer, president of Open Door Networks. "With Symantec integrating DoorStop technology in their Norton Internet Security family, we can reach the widest range of Macintosh users while enabling Open Door to focus our efforts on new technology development."

Open Door will continuing selling its server security and file sharing solutions, in addition to bringing to market new products under development.

Current owners of DoorStop Personal Firewall will continue to be supported by Open Door and will be able to upgrade to either Norton Internet Security or Norton Personal Firewall for a special price. You can find more information about Norton Personal Firewall at Symantecis Web site.

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