Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom said this week that it has tied with Norton by Symantec, the provider of security software, to integrate Norton's security technology into a series of 5G, Wi-Fi home routers. According to the two, they are in a partnership where Norton's security technology will be embedded in Broadcom's BCM4708x series of 5G WiFi (802.11ac) home router platforms. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
The two companies said that Broadcom's home router platforms will run NOrton's advanced home gateway security solutions, helping to block suspicious behavior. The companies said they expect the combined solution to roll out from OEMs sometime in the first half of 2013.