EarthLink and Symantec are launching Norton Security Products, a new subscription-based Internet security service that resides on the user’s desktop and blocks viruses, hackers and other threats.

The offering will feature Symantec’s Internet security solutions, including Norton AntiVirus and Norton Personal Firewall, and will be billed monthly on the subscribers’ EarthLink invoice.

It will be available as a bundle, featuring both Norton AntiVirus and Norton Personal Firewall for $5.95 per month, or either program can be subscribed to separately for $3.95 per month.

“Protection from viruses and hackers is important to our customers, and EarthLink’s new subscription service from Symantec makes Internet security a simpler task,” said Tom Andrus, vice president of product and services at EarthLink. “These services complement our TotalAccess protection tools, all of which are designed to provide a hassle-free online experience.”

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