Tuesday, February 27th 2007

Symantec Releases Norton 360

Yesterday, Symantec launched its new Norton 360 software, a solution that combines anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, intrusion protection, anti-phishing, backup and tune-up, eliminating the need to purchase and manage multiple products. Norton 360 is now available for purchase through the Symantec online store, here. A 'hard-copy' will be available for purchase at various retail locations and online retailers in March 2007. An optional add-on pack with Anti-Spam and Parental Controls will also be available to Norton 360 customers in mid-March, at no additional charge.

"People today use their computers for much more than work or storing documents. If you ask most computer users what they rely on their PC for, they'll tell you they use it to surf the web, bank online, shop, keep in touch with friends and family, listen to music and store their favorite photos," said Enrique Salem, group president, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec Corp. "Norton 360 was created with these activities in mind. It not only protects against traditional online threats, but it also helps secure users' identity when transacting online and safeguards valuable files like music and photos."

"With Norton 360, Symantec is rejuvenating its consumer product line," said Andrew Jaquith, senior analyst, Yankee Group. "By combining the traditional security features with data backup and performance tuning, products like Norton 360 will expand the market for consumer security and data protection solutions."

The suggested retail price of Norton 360 is US$79.99 (includes one-year service subscription to use the product and receive Symantec's protection updates) and can be installed on up to three PCs.Source: Daily Tech
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11 Comments on Symantec Releases Norton 360

#1
mullered07
norton sux imo, sounds good but having norton system works on a machine is enough to bloat it and make it run like crap, can only imagine this being worse :wtf:
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#2
ktr
Norton Antivirus is good enought...these bundles are horrible, and will slow down you comp and annoying as hell with all the pop up bubbles...
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#3
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Yeah the pop up bubbles are aggravating. I find Norton to be a great product. Sure, some of the stuff in its systemworks is bloated, but for the longest time, it was one of the two main players in the game. When I Saw this, I thought it was for the Xbox 360 ::doi:: but now, I like the naming scheme. I think this would be worthwhile to try out and see how it acts on folks' pcs.
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#4
DBH
Just stick with NOD32 or Avast AntiVirus... been using Avast for over 2 years now and not had any probs and atleast my PC isn't bogged down with Nortons extra processes in the background.
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#5
Completely Bonkers
Yawn, "360". Trying to jump on the Xbox marketing bandwagon by using 360 as their product name. How UNORIGINAL. Fire the P.R. department.
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#6
C.Ash
AVG Free is the best Anti-Virus IMO.
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#7
Jadawin
I won't touch anything Symantec with a stick, especially not with Vista after they officially announced that they are incompetent (by complaining about Vista).
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#8
Scavar
Someone get it....and tell me if their computer dies.
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#9
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
bet it fills 1gig and 50% of cpu on idle
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#10
Pinchy
I was gonna say "Who reckons it wont hog resources"


...well thats a little late :p

I use Trend Micro PC Cillin 06...but i want something better
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#11
BXtreme
hm, i was w8ing for testing this, norton took a complete new turn after 2007'th version. It'll be gd, i'm sure to some extent, but can't be 100% sure, cuz it's norton :D
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