Symantec Corp. of Cupertino, Calif., announced Monday that it has purchased Intel Corp.'s American Fork-based antivirus business.

Symantec also said it will integrate its Norton AntiVirus technology into a new product that Intel, based in Santa Clara, Calif., has had under development for most of this year.The product will work with Intel's LANDesk Management Suite and will be launched as a Norton AntiVirus product in late 1998.

An Intel spokesman said he could not comment on how much Symantec paid for the Intel operation or how many engineers work on the antivirus product in American Fork.

But he said no job losses are expected from the change, which should help marketing and sales of the antivirus products.

As part of the agreement, Symantec will support Intel's 18,000 antivirus customers and Intel will recommend Norton AntiVirus to its corporate customers. Intel also will market the Norton product.

"For nearly seven years LANDesk Virus Protect has been the leader in providing the robust systems management capabilities that businesses need in their antivirus solutions," said Ed Ekstrom, general manager of Intel's Systems Management Division in Utah. "By licensing these technologies to Symantec, we can focus entirely on our core competency - systems management leadership - while continuing to provide our customers with a world-class antivirus solution."