Norton software to ship with Linksys gear

Symantec strikes deal with Cisco to ship Norton Internet Security 2006 with Linksys wired and wireless routers.

Symantec has struck a deal with Cisco Systems to ship its Norton Internet Security 2006 with all Linksys wired and wireless routers worldwide, Symantec announced Wednesday.

Norton Internet Security 2006 is a suite of software that includes antivirus, a firewall, antispam and parental controls. Symantec has many deals to bundle its software, including several with PC makers. Linksys buyers will receive a 60-day subscription to product updates and will have the option to purchase a 12-month renewal after that, Symantec said.

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