New Releases Designed to Make Windows 8 Safer and Faster.
Norton has released the latest versions of its core security products, Norton 360 and Norton Internet Security, to extend protection to consumers on all of their devices and in all they do online. They come with five patented layers of protection, stronger social networking defences, anti-scam capabilities, and improved cloud-enabled features. In addition Norton stated that the latest releases are Windows® 8 compatible and engineered to make Windows 8 safer and faster compared with running Windows Defender on Windows 8.
The company claims that according to third-party testing, when paired with Norton, Windows 8 is 50 per cent faster and 20 per cent safer than with Windows Defender. It also added that testing showed that Norton was able to correctly detect and block all the threats that Windows Defender failed to recognise.
Janice Chaffin, Group President, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec commented:
“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,” she explained. “Today, consumers are living nearly every aspect of their lives online and often putting personal information at risk. 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, Wifi-enabled world.”
New features and improvements include:
Social Networking Protection – New defences protect consumers from attacks and scams on social networks, such as hijacking, malicious messages, posts and notices on social networks
Scam Insight – Anti-scam capabilities warn users of potentially risky sites that are new or do not have an established reputation within the Norton user community.
Enhanced Network Defences – To keep consumers safe from constantly evolving web-based attacks, the latest releases feature stronger networking defences including a new Intelligent Firewall and broader uses of Insight information, which now tracks IP address reputation in addition to file, URL and domain reputation
Faster Start-up & Shutdown – Completely re-engineered to minimise start-up and shutdown time
Maximised Battery Power – Reduced power consumption, resulting in extended battery life and faster response from system sleep and hibernate states
More Efficient Support for Digital Media Files – Designed to ensure digital media files – such as photos, music and videos – are safe from attack, without impacting performance
Touch Screen-Friendly – User interface is engineered for faster performance and optimised for touch screens
Version-Less – All product updates are now downloaded in the background and installed automatically
Reboot-Less – Product updates no longer require reboot
Pricing & Availability
The latest versions of Norton 360 and Norton Internet Security are available now from the Norton online store at www.norton.com and available from retail outlets from mid-September 2012.
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 centre at http://updatecenter.norton.com
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