Norton launches protection for Windows 8 and social networking

By on September 12, 2012
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New releases aim to make Windows 8 and Social Media safer.

Press Release: Norton by Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) today released the latest versions of its award-winning core security products, Norton 360, Norton Internet Security, and Norton AntiVirus, delivering on Norton’s commitment to extend protection to consumers on all of their devices and in all they do online. With five patented layers of protection, stronger social networking defenses, anti-scam capabilities, and improved cloud-enabled features, the latest Norton products set new benchmarks for protection and performance. In addition, the latest releases are Windows® 8 compatible and engineered to make Windows 8 safer and faster compared with running Windows Defender on Windows 8.

According to third-party testing, when paired with Norton, Windows 8 is 50 percent faster and 20 percent safer than with Windows Defender. In addition, testing showed that Norton was able to correctly detect and block all the threats that Windows Defender failed to recognize.

“According to this year’s Norton Cybercrime Report, one in 10 social network users said they’d fallen victim to a scam or fake link on social network platforms. Today, consumers are living nearly every aspect of their lives online and often putting personal information at risk,” said Janice Chaffin, Group President, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec. “With our latest releases, Norton responds to this and other consumer vulnerabilities with stronger social media and scam protection to ensure consumers are safe in the multi-device, Wi-Fi-enabled world.”

The latest Norton products are engineered to be safer, optimized for speed and performance, and simpler to use. In third-party testing, the new products ranked first in both protection and performance among a field of competitors.

The latest versions of Norton 360, Norton Internet Security and Norton AntiVirus 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 360 is $89.99, and for Norton Internet Security is $79.99 USD which provides one year of protection for up to three PCs. MRP for Norton AntiVirus is $39.99 USD, which provides one year of protection for one PC.

In addition, Norton 360 Multi-Device (previously Norton 360 Everywhere) and Norton One will be updated with the features in the latest release of Norton 360. Norton customers with a valid product subscription are eligible to receive the latest product updates via the subscription service model. For more information, visit the Norton Update center at http://updatecenter.norton.com.


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