Adobe has announced a partnership with Symantec to simplify the accessibility of tools to increase PC safety and security for internet users.

Initially, the two companies will offer a complimentary trial and the option of special pricing for the Norton Internet Security 2006 suite to users who are downloading the latest version of Adobe Reader.

“Symantec estimates that 30-40% of all connected consumer systems are not adequately protected”, said Enrique Salem, senior vice president, consumer products and solutions, Symantec. “Our relationship with Adobe offers the broadest possible group of consumers a new avenue to protect their PCs online in a quick, cost-effective way.”

Norton Internet Security 2006 includes Norton AntiVirus with integrated spyware protection, Norton Personal Firewall, Norton AntiSpam and Norton Parental Control. Users will receive updates throughout the year with the purchase of a one-year subscription for ongoing protection against the most recent internet threats.