[AI] Norton 2011 Beta(press release)

Subramani L lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in
Thu Apr 22 08:31:02 EDT 2010


Folks: 
 
As I mentioned in one of my earlier mails, Norton remained quite
inaccessible. Can anyone test and report to them about its
inaccessibility and see if they do something about it? 
 
Subramani 
 
 
 
BANGALORE, India - April 22, 2010 - Today Norton from Symantec (Nasdaq:
SYMC) unveiled the 2011 beta versions of the award-winning Norton
AntiVirus and
Norton Internet Security, which are now available for free download from
the
Norton beta website.
Additionally, the company launched its first beta security application
for Facebook and two  standalone security tools to address the
increasingly common
menace posed by fake antivirus programs and other infections.
 
Norton 2011 is Fast and Effective
 
Furthering Symantec's commitment to deliver the fastest and lightest
security available, the 2011 Norton betas are being developed to improve
or maintain
key performance benchmarks in installation times, scan times, and memory
usage. In addition, the products will include System Insight 2.0 which
goes beyond
security and alerts users when applications are significantly impacting
their system resources.
 
At the heart of this Norton release is the industry leading
reputation-based security technology. This technology, only available in
Norton security products,
has been proven to attain unmatched detection of new malware far beyond
what is possible with traditional security technologies.  New to 2011,
Download
Insight 2.0  increases the breadth of the product's reputation
protection by applying it to virtually every download  regardless of the
client (browser,
email, IM).  This helps ensure that users are protected from harmful
downloads no matter how the file is delivered to their machine.
Additionally, Norton
2011 uses the reputation information to report on the "trustworthiness"
of files on a system and help users understand if their download
behavior is more
or less risky versus the 53 million Norton Community Watch members
today.
 
"With the Norton 2011 release, we're determined to continue delivering
the fastest and most effective security suite on the market," said Jens
Meggers,
vice president of engineering, for Norton products.  "Further to this,
our customers are looking for value beyond 'core security' and the free
new tools
we're bringing to market will keep the Norton community and the
community-at-large safer from the cybercriminals who find new ways
everyday to target people's
identity for a profit."
 
Protecting the Community-at-Large
 
In addition to the Norton 2011 beta offerings, Symantec is announcing
several new tools in the fight against cybercrime. These tools will
remain free and
address some of today's trickiest and most prevalent issues related to
malware infection and removal.
 
*         Norton Safe Web for Facebook - To counter evolving social
networking threats and help keep consumers secure, Norton is introducing
the
Norton Safe Web
application for Facebook.  This free beta application protects computer
users by scanning their Facebook news feeds for malicious URLs, allowing
them to
identify risky sites before clicking through.  This is critical because
nearly 60% of unsafe sites identified by Norton Safe Web are found to
contain threats
that can infect a PC without requiring the user to download or install
files. Facebook members can find the free Norton Safe Web application
here.
 
*         Norton Power Eraser - Some threats impersonate legitimate
programs, modify browsers or boot screen graphics, and even redirect
traffic. Due to
their deceptive appearance, users will often times allow the
installation of programs that may appear legitimate, but are actually
harmful. Sometimes,
these "scareware" programs can require special tactics to remove them.
With Norton Power Eraser, these threats (and others) are specifically
targeted,
and effectively detected and removed. Learn about it and download it
here.
 
*         Norton Bootable Recovery Tool (only available to Norton
subscribers) - This tool allows Norton users to boot a PC into a safe
state when a system
is so deeply infected that it will not properly start up. New this year,
the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool wizard automatically creates a
CD/DVD/USB bootable
device in a quick and easy way. Learn about it and download it
here.
 
The Norton Internet Security 2011 beta includes critical features such
as Norton Identity Safe which has a new look for 2011, and
Norton Safe Web,
a Web site rating service that annotates Google, Yahoo! and Bing.com
search results with safety and ecommerce ratings. Delivering a safer
online experience,
the Norton Internet Security 2011 beta toolbar rolls all browser
protection technologies into a single interface that not only indicates
Safe Web ratings,
it prevents users from visiting sites which contain malware, browser or
media plug-in exploits, phishing attempts, or which have been determined
heuristically
unsafe.
 
All users are invited to try
OnlineFamily.Norton,
a free Web-based service that keeps parents in the loop on their kids'
online lives.
 
Beta Availability
 
The beta is available for free public download now at:
www.norton.com/nis2011beta
or
www.norton.com/nav2011beta.
Norton beta testers are encouraged to share feedback and discuss their
product experiences in our online
Norton Public Beta Forum.



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