Security firm Symantec has released a free to download Symantec Internet Threat Meter, based on Yahoo! widgets platform.
The application helps consumers better understand the internet landscape by taking an activities-based approach. The index rates the four main online activities, including e-mail, web activities, instant messaging and file sharing on a low, medium or high risk level based on triggers related to malware, spyware, phishing/online fraud, vulnerabilities, online attacks and spam.
The Symantec Internet Threat Meter pulls data from the Global Intelligence Network employed by Symantec Security Response, a team of dedicated intrusion experts, security engineers, virus hunters, threat analysts and global technical support teams that work in tandem to provide extensive coverage for enterprise businesses and consumers.
Symantec Security Response provides customers with comprehensive, global, 24x7 internet security expertise to guard against today’s complex internet threats.