Norton by Symantec has announced several new security offerings. Norton One is a premium service that allows consumers to buy and manage their security software via a cloud-based management console. It delivers protection across multiple devices – including PCs, Macs, Android-based phones and tablets. The Norton One membership will deliver a personalised experience with dedicated support advisors guiding consumers every step of the way.
The company also announced Norton 360 Everywhere, which will provide security across multiple platforms and devices, and launched Norton 360 version 6.0 for comprehensive protection for Windows PCs. The extended portfolio meets a variety of consumer needs for security, backup, mobile and services.
“Consumers today are accessing the internet in so many different ways, from laptops to tablets and phones, that personalised security has become a must-have. They need a security solution that takes care of them no matter what,” said Janice Chaffin, group president, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec. “Our combination of industry-leading detection, support for multiple devices and best-in-class customer experience makes Norton One the premier security solution for today’s household.”
“Consumers can easily become overwhelmed trying to handle security over the multitude of devices they own. By providing a security membership, consumers’ fear and trepidation can be reduced,” said Charles Kolodgy, research vice president, Security Products, IDC. “Norton One, through its unique model, is creating relationships with consumers. By being a partner, Norton is offering a new model for consumer security. In today's high threat environment, making security simpler is a good thing.”
Norton One allows consumers to add and remove devices, change software, transfer coverage from one device to the next, and renew all devices at the same time. An initial Norton One purchase covers five interchangeable devices and offers pro-rated pricing to add more devices.
Information on the Norton One pilot program, which is available to invited Norton customers in the U.S., U.K. and Australia, can be accessed at nz.norton.com/nortonone/promo. Norton One will be available for purchase online in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand in spring 2012. One year of Norton One will be available to purchase online for NZ$199.99 to cover up to five devices with the option to add more when needed, and includes premium services and automatic protection updates. All Norton One customers with an active account are eligible to download the latest product versions and updates during their paid period.
Norton 360 Everywhere will be available in April 2012 for purchase in New Zealand through various retailers and the Norton online store for NZ$149.99 to cover up to five devices. Details on systems requirements will be available at that time.
Norton 360 version 6.0 can be installed on up to three PCs and is available for purchase in New Zealand through various retailers and the Norton online store. The suggested retail price is NZ$129.99 for the standard edition including 2GB of online storage space. Norton 360 standard edition includes a three PC license, a one-year subscription, Symantec’s protection updates and one full year of Norton’s customer support.