Thursday, August 23, 2012

Norton Appoints HCL Digilife as the Distributor for Norton Mobile Security
Dedicated Distribution Channel to Address Growing Consumer Need for Protection from Mobile Threats
India – August 23, 2012 – Crime involving mobile devices is on the rise, with a 93 per cent increase in mobile vulnerabilities observed last year[1]. As Indians become increasingly dependent on the mobile – a staggering 72 percent of the online population in India possesses at least one mobile phone and nearly half accesses the internet on these devices[2], the concern for mobile security has never been greater.

Addressing this, Norton by Symantec today announced a partnership with Digilife Distribution and Marketing Services, a 100% subsidiary of HCL Infosystems Ltd., for distribution of Norton Mobile Security for Android devices across India. The collaboration will enable Norton to benefit from Digilife’s strong technological lineage and draw upon Digilife’s strengths in mobile distribution in over 200 cities in India. With this partnership, consumers can now purchase Norton Mobile Security at over 60,000 mobile retail outlets, apart from leading e-tailers where the product is already available.

A recent Norton survey that sheds light on Indians’ mobile phone usage habits revealed that 73 percent of connected Indians believe that security software would have helped in their mobile data recovery. Norton Mobile Security addresses a clear need being felt by Indian consumers and the partnership with HCL Digilife underscores Norton’s commitment to protecting consumers across multiple devices and platforms by ensuring seamless accessibility and availability of its products.

“As mobile platforms become a lucrative avenue for cybercriminals, Norton recognizes the need for consumers to use these devices with the confidence that their information and systems are safe,” said Ritesh Chopra, Country Sales Manager, India, Norton. “We are committed to expanding our product portfolio in the country, in line with changing digital lifestyles and are delighted to partner with Digilife. The partnership reinforces our commitment to growing our business in India and is central to our business strategy.”

Digilife Distribution & Marketing Services Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of HCL Infosystems Ltd. is the National distributor of Nokia handsets and accessories, SanDisk , Apple iPod, JBL, HCL ME–Tablets, PCs, Silicon Power and this partnership will add an important dimension of mobile security to its portfolio.

“Safe mobile usage is becoming a priority in a growing mobile market like India, and Norton Mobile Security complements our wide range of leading mobile products and offerings,” said Sanjay David CEO of Digilife. “We are very excited to partner with the global leader in security and empowering mobile users with the best protection.”

Norton Mobile Security

Norton Mobile Security for Android devices addresses some of today’s most common mobile issues, including device loss and data protection. Norton Mobile Security has anti-theft, anti-malware, locate and remote wipe features. Norton Mobile Security Lite is available for free in English on the Google Play Store. For users seeking additional protection, there is the option to upgrade to the full featured Norton Mobile Security for an annual subscription of INR 599.

About Digilife Distribution & Marketing Services Ltd.

Digilife Distribution & Marketing services Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of HCL Infosystems is one of the largest distribution houses for telecom and IT products in India. Our distribution portfolio includes Nokia, Apple ipod, Sandisk, Silicon power, JBL, Maxell, Supertooth, Me tablets, HCL Laptops & Desktops and Lexmark.  

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