Symantec Corp. has announced the availability of Norton 360 version 3.0, an all-in-one security solution for protecting PC and all online activities.
In Australia and New Zealand, Symantec is releasing a limited edition �pink� version of Norton 360 v3. When customers purchase and register this product online, Symantec will donate NZ$20 to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
The company says its latest version of Norton 360 includes security and performance enhancements that keep a PC protected and running at peak performance, and increased online backup flexibility for safeguarding the most important files.
Norton 360 now further extends protection to online activities with the full-featured version of the new website ratings service, Norton Safe Web.
The software relies on the fast performance that introduced as the hallmark of the Norton 2009 product line. Norton 360 version 3.0 has an average install of approximately one minute and uses less than 10MB of memory when running.
The latest version includes all of the performance and security enhancements of Norton Internet Security 2009, such as Norton Insight and pulse updates that result in intelligent scanning and the industry�s most frequent protection updates.
Norton 360 now includes Norton Safe Web, a website rating service designed to extend protection to the online experience. Norton Safe Web delivers fresh, accurate site ratings by leveraging targeted crawling, a unique Intelligent Aging Algorithm and the 20 million member Norton Community Watch. In addition, Norton Safe Web also extends protection by providing ecommerce safety ratings that enable users to make informed decisions about whether to conduct a transaction with an online vendor.
�Norton 360 has become one of Symantec�s most popular consumer offerings in just two years due to the all-in-one convenience it delivers and the solutions value we have built directly into the suite,� said Janice Chaffin, group president of Symantec�s Consumer Business Unit. �With version 3.0, we are combining the unmatched performance of our 2009 security products with Norton Safe Web to create even more convenience and value for our customers.�
The software now features the Norton Backup Drive, which enables users to manage backup through the familiar Windows Explorer interface, while Backup Source Selection and File Type Management provide maximum flexibility. In addition, you can backup files to multiple destinations such as USB flash drives, iPods, CD/DVDs, Blu-ray media or secured online storage.
It also includes Smart Startup Manager to turn off or delay unnecessary programs that slow startup time. Smart Startup Manager notifies you about new startup items and measures the performance impact of each item. Norton 360 Version 3.0 also provides an enhanced Diagnostic Report showing a comprehensive system snapshot with recommended tips to keep your PC running at its best.
Symantec is confident on their new product, offering free web, email, chat or phone support for a period of one year.
Norton 360 version 3.0 will be available to purchase through the Symantec online store and at various retail locations towards the end of March 2009. The suggested retail price for Norton 360 is NZ$129.95 (includes one year service subscription to use the product and receive protection updates) and can be installed on up to three PCs. The standard edition of Norton 360 includes 2GB of secured online storage, and additional online storage can be purchased.
Current Norton 360 customers in New Zealand with an active subscription can receive an update with the new features at no additional charge by visiting the Norton Update Center. Additionally, Symantec has been testing Norton 360 version 3.0 to be compatible with Windows 7, and Norton 360 customers will be eligible to receive a free online update for Windows 7 after the final version of the operating system is made available.