22 September 2015

Norton Security protects computers, smartphones and tablets

Source: Norton website.

Symantec has made its flagship subscription service, Norton Security, available in Singapore. Norton Security is a multi-layered protection solution that helps shield consumers from cyber threats across different devices. According to Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report, there were nearly one million new threats released into the wild each day while crypto-ransomware threats increased by more than 4,000% in 2014.

"We live in a world where cybercriminals are working overtime trying to find new ways to steal personal information. At Norton, we want to give people confidence, whether they're sharing photos online or shopping from a smartphone, that Norton Security is working behind the scenes to keep their information and their devices protected," said Gavin Lowth, VP, Norton Consumer and Small Business, Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec.

Source: Symantec.
Norton Security is a single service that protects PCs and Macs, as well as Android smartphones and tablets, iPhones and iPads. It is also Windows 10 compatible. There are three tiers of service:
  • Norton Security Standard for a single PC or Mac
  • Norton Security Deluxe, for multiple devices and platforms, and
  • Norton Security Premium, for multiple devices and platforms, plus additional family features and backup.

Shared feature highlights include:

Protection and performance: In three third-party tests, Norton Security is not only the fastest security product1; but also scored 100% in 'time-to-protect'2 by blocking all malware attacks on day one; and scored 100% in 'vulnerability protection3'

Beyond antivirus: Norton Security builds on patented innovations like Insight, SONAR and threat monitoring with aggressive threat detection techniques that enable it to identify even the most resistant threats. SONAR detects potentially malicious applications before traditional virus and spyware software can come up with a solution.

Norton Security offers a 100% guarantee* that will result in a refund for customers if a Norton expert fails to remove a virus from a PC or Mac.

Norton Security's management portal has been updated to make it easier to add protection to new devices, view protection status, and manage their subscription details.

Norton Mobile Insight protects against apps that leak personal information/content from devices, change settings, place ads in the notification bar, and require high battery or data usage. Such information gives consumers more insight into what personal information is being collected and why their data plan costs may be rising, before they even download the app.

Norton Security Premium offers consumers the option to back up and save files on their PCs. Consumers can also purchase additional backup in 10GB increments at a pro-rated price, allowing them to pay only for what they use, and receive a consolidated request for renewal once a year.

Norton Security comes with 24x7 customer support from technical experts both by phone and online at no additional cost for a period of one year. Norton Security is backed by a team of more than 500 security experts around the world. The team uses more than 41.5 million attack sensors recording thousands of events per second from more than 157 countries. Norton and Symantec protect 1 billion systems, scan more than 30% of the world's email traffic, and protect over 135 million consumers every day. More than 31 billion URLs, 1.7 billion web requests and 25 billion executable files are tracked daily.


Prices for Norton Security begin at S$59. Norton Security is available for purchase online, in retail stores and through value-added resellers, as well as at sg.norton.com.

PassMark, September 2014, An overall performance test score comparison
Dennis Labs, September 2014, Tracking Anti-Malware Protection 2015

3 AV-Test, September 2014, Real World and Vulnerability Protection, Performance and Remediation Report
*Restrictions apply. Users must be enrolled in Norton's automatic renewal service online. See Norton.com/guarantee for more information.