September 19, 2012

Norton Delivers Protection for Windows® 8, Social Networking and Scams

Norton by Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) today released the latest versions of its award-winning core security products, Norton Internet Security and Norton AntiVirus, which are compatible with Windows 8 and engineered to be safer, optimized for speed and performance, and simpler to use.

According to third-party testing, when paired with Norton, Windows 8 is 50 percent faster[1] and 20 percent safer than with Windows Defender[2]. In addition, testing showed that Norton was able to correctly detect and block all the threats that Windows Defender failed to recognize.[3]

“According to this year’s Norton Cybercrime Report[4], 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[5] and performance[6] among a field of competitors. New features and improvements include:

In addition to industry-leading core security technologies, the new Norton releases feature protection enhancements including:

-Social Networking Protection – New defenses protect consumers from attacks and scams on social networks, such as likejacking, 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, enabling users to keep personal information such as bank account or login data secure

-Enhanced Network Defenses – To keep consumers safe from constantly evolving web-based attacks, the latest releases feature stronger networking defenses 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

With consumers becoming more on-the-go with devices such as tablets and ultrabooks, faster startup, shutdown and improved battery power are increasingly important. The latest Norton products feature:

-Faster Startup & Shutdown – Completely re-engineered to minimize startup and shutdown time

-Maximized 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


In addition to being safer and faster, Norton products are also simpler to use, offering enhancements including:

-Touch Screen-Friendly – User interface is engineered for faster performance and optimized for touch screens

-Version-Less – With all product updates now downloaded in the background and installed automatically, consumers can rest assured they are safe from the latest threats without manually checking for updates

-Reboot-Less – Product updates no longer require reboot, so consumers can receive the most up-to-date protection without being interrupted

Pricing & Availability
The latest versions of Norton Internet Security and Norton AntiVirus are now available for purchase in Kuala Lumpur through various retailers and the Norton online store at The RRP for Norton Internet Security is RM 169 and provides one year protection for up to three PCs. Norton AntiVirus is RM 69 and provides protection for one PC.


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