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Norton Launches 2012 Products

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 subscriptions.

- 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 unknown threats.

- 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 Android device.

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.

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