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Symantec buys SurfEasy bringing VPN to consumer digital safety business

Symantec malwareUS-based cyber security company Symantec has acquired SurfEasy, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution provider for online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers, from its parent company, Opera Software.

Symantec said its Consumer Business Unit, which includes the Norton and LifeLock brands, will add SurfEasy bringing VPN to the portfolio of Consumer Digital Safety solutions, which help consumers to protect their information, privacy and identities.

SurfEasy, an existing OEM technology provider to Symantec, is powering Symantec’s Norton WiFi Privacy product with VPN technology. Chris Houston is the founder of SurfEasy.

“The addition of SurfEasy to our Consumer business will benefit our customers as we continue to strengthen our Norton WiFi Privacy solution so consumers can use public Wi-Fi without fear of exposing their information to cyber criminals,” said Greg Clark, Symantec CEO.

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