Norton by Symantec today released Norton Internet Security and
Norton AntiVirus 2012 and announced several new products for
different platforms and devices.
Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security 2012 are designed to
offer improved protection and performance. Other new Norton
offerings go beyond traditional internet security to provide tablet
and mobile device protection, family safety solutions, and the
ability to find your lost or stolen laptop or Android device.
Key security technologies and improvements include:
- Norton Identity Safe in the Cloud - Protects personal and
financial information from cybercriminals and keeps users safe from
fraudulent websites. New streamlined interface, simplified login,
and ability to store passwords in the cloud makes accessibility easy
from any computer with Norton Internet Security 2012 installed.
- Norton Management - New web-based functionality lets users manage
their Norton products from anywhere in the world. Users can remotely
add Norton products, manage security settings and update
- Norton Insight - Norton's reputation-based security technology
leverages the anonymous software adoption patterns of millions of
contributing Symantec users to automatically identify and block
never before seen malicious software.
- Download Insight - Checks every downloaded file for safety before
installation and now provides users with additional data about the
predicted stability of the application in their environment based on
the stability experiences of other Symantec users.
- SONAR - Improved SONAR technology monitors running applications
for suspicious behavior to quickly detect and disable previously
- Norton User Experience - From the streamlined main user interface,
Norton 2012 offers quick access to Norton Mobile Security Lite,
Norton Cybercrime Index, Norton Online Family and website ratings
service Norton Safe Web.
Norton also today announced new offerings under its Norton
Everywhere initiative that go beyond internet security and protect
users across multiple devices and platforms.
- Norton Tablet Security - Available in the next few weeks, this new
offering is designed specifically for Android tablets to protect the
device, your privacy and your important data against loss, theft,
viruses, and other threats.
- Norton Anti-Theft Beta - Available as a free download today, this
new web service allows users to quickly lock, locate and possibly
get back a PC, laptop or Android device in the event it is ever lost
or stolen. Norton Anti-Theft beta includes several key features
including Sneak Peek, which allows users to remotely activate the
Web cam on their lost or stolen device to see who has it.
- Norton Online Family for Android and iOS users - Now out of beta,
this free mobile application allows parents using Norton Online
Family to view their children's online activities and manage each
child?s "House Rules" from their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or
Norton Internet Security 2012 and Norton AntiVirus 2012 are now
available for purchase in the U.S. through various retailers and the
Norton online store at www.norton.com. The MSRP for Norton Internet
Security 2012 is $69.99 USD, which provides one year of protection
for up to three PCs, and the MSRP for Norton AntiVirus 2012 is
$39.99 USD, which provides one year of protection for one PC. Norton
2012 products support Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit)
Home/Professional/Tablet PC/Media Center with Service Pack 2 or
later, Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) and Microsoft
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) both for Starter/Home Basic/Home
Premium/Business/Ultimate editions. Norton Internet Security and
Norton AntiVirus 2007 or later users with a valid product
subscription are eligible to receive the latest product updates via
the subscription service model.
The new Norton Tablet Security will be available in the next few
weeks at the MSRP of $39.99 USD for a one year service period.
Norton Anti-Theft beta is now available as a free download for users
in the United States from the Norton Beta Center. Norton Online
Family for Android and iOS users is available as a free download for
existing Norton Online Family users from both the Android Market and
the App Store.