Hi, it's me again, Catherine Hwang, a partner manager with CNET Downloads, where I work with our developer community to bring you some great deals. We are starting what we call an Indian summer here in San Francisco, but as it is back to school time everywhere else, we asked our users what kind of deals would be pertinent to their needs this month. You've all spoken and we heard loud and clear that security was your top concern, so today, we bring you a special offer from Symantec on its All-In-One security solution, Norton Internet Security 2010.… Read more
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Hi, it's me again, Catherine Hwang, a partner manager at CNET, where I manage software publisher relationships for Upload.com. Last month, we brought you a bundle of software moms might find useful--from Roxio, Novastor, and ChicaLogic. This month, I'm here to tell you about an exclusive offer from Symantec on one of their most popular All-In-One security products, Norton 360.
For today only, Symantec is offering CNET readers a 50 percent discount on Norton 360--regularly priced at $79.99, you can grab your copy today for just $39.99, good for up to three PCs. Norton 360 … Read more
You can now grab and stress-test Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security 2011 public betas. These free testers are partially baked previews of the consumer products Symantec will release later this year.
They continue the course that Symantec set for Norton with the 2009 version and appear to retain the fast scan benchmarks of the 2010 version. There's not much that's dramatically new; however, there's a lot more Norton Insight and Quorum data that gets exposed than before. This makes the programs feel more connected to both the Norton Quorum community-sourced protection data and to your own … Read more
Though we're only a few months into 2010, Symantec is already offering a preview of its 2011 security lineup.
The company launched on Monday beta releases of its 2011 Norton Internet Security suite and Norton AntiVirus, along with new, free security tools. They are all available for download.
Norton Internet Security 2011 is the company's full suite, offering antivirus, antispyware, firewall, and antispam tools. In past years, Norton's security software has been dinged by some for being slow and chewing up too much memory. But Symantec said it is sought to improve its 2011 versions to coax … Read more
Sex, porn, and Michael Jackson were among the most popular items kids searched for online in 2009, as tracked by Symantec's OnlineFamily.Norton.
Symantec on Thursday revealed the top 100 favorite search terms among children 18 and under found by its free OnlineFamily.Norton service, which helps parents monitor their kids' online searches. Though innocuous terms like Sesame Street and "New Moon"--a popular movie in the Twilight vampire series--made the cut, sex showed up fourth on the list for boys and fifth for girls, following YouTube, Google, and Facebook as the three top terms.
For boys, … Read more
A couple of years ago, I wrote a post running down the best places to store your files online. Of the six that I covered, two have since closed up shop and one has changed its name.
It's a constantly changing space. Since then, we have seen a lot of new entrants into the online file storage and backup game. Norton Online Backup is a fairly new product that is getting a very strong upgrade Wednesday with version 2.0 of its product. The new version includes support for Mac and Windows, 90-day file versioning, and the ability to … Read more
Got security? Forget all the system-hosing nightmares Norton put you through in years past; the company's Norton Internet Security 2010 suite improves on the already seriously improved NIS 2009.
I'll be the first to admit it: I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel today. The pickings, they be slim.
I mean, I don't particularly care for security software. Don't use it, in fact. And I … Read more
Bottom line: Norton Internet Security 2010 builds on the immense progress it made in last year's version, maintaining a low system profile while strengthening its security framework. It's not perfect, but even Symantec's detractors should check it out.
Dramatic improvements to its Norton suite during the past two years indicate that Symantec has been listening to the needs and complaints of its customers. The company's strong and surprising changes to Norton's impact on system performance that it introduced last year are maintained in this new version, and a new behavioral detection engine called Quorum shows … Read more
Symantec is betting heavily that program behavior is the future battlefront of security and is making a big push in its 2010 security program lineup with a behavioral engine called Quorum.
Take a tour of Norton Internet Security 2010 in this slideshow, and keep in mind that the look is very similar to Norton AntiVirus 2010. The biggest differences between the two include ancillary features, price, and the number of computers supported by one license.