HomeSoftwareNorton 360 Version 2.0 announced for a January 2008 release by Symantec

Norton 360 Version 2.0 announced for a January 2008 release by Symantec

Norton 360 Version 2.0

In February this year, Symantec had launched the Norton 360 all-in-one security solution. Now, the company has announced that version 2.0 of this software will be available by early-January 2008.

Since its launch, Norton 360 has proved to be a great PC security suite and the solution continues to win praise from customers and the industry in general. In fact, it is known that the software’s popularity stems from its “silent security” approach, which provides strong protection with minimal interruption.

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Norton 360 version 2.0 software offers a number of new features which are fueled by the need to provide computer users with the latest advanced protection against online threats and customer feedback.

Norton 360 version 2.0 not only secures the user’s online activities and data, but also makes protection simple and unobtrusive. The new version also makes it easier to navigate settings.

Listed below are the notable new features of Norton 360 version 2.0:

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  • Browser Protection: More online threats are occurring through drive-by downloads, where cybercriminals exploit browser vulnerabilities on legitimate sites and inject threats onto visitors’ computers. Norton 360’s browser protection technology secures your browser against attacks, proactively blocking new, unknown malware before they hit your PC.
  • Norton Identity Safe – Secure password and form auto-fill, along with a password vault, combine with Symantec’s advanced antiphishing technology to offer protection against online fraud and a convenient way to manage your identities.
  • Backup to Blu-Ray and iPod – More options for backup destinations, including Blu-ray, iPods and shared drives. Now you can choose the backup method that best suits your data protection needs.
  • Additional new features in Norton 360 version 2.0 include:

    PC Security

  • Intelligent background scanner silently automates security and performance tasks
  • Home network map checks the status of wireless security, maps connected devices, and provides expert advice to help users manage network security settings
  • Manually scan individual files and folders with a simple right click and select
  • Identity Protection

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  • Antiphishing protection combined with Web site authentication for Firefox
  • One-click login to trusted sites with Norton Identity Safe
  • Backup

  • Tighter integration with Windows Explorer, allowing backup status for each document, music file and photo to be easily viewed in Windows Explorer
  • Add a file for backup by right clicking and selecting
  • PC Tuneup

  • Ability to optimize PC performance by removing unneeded registry files, which can build up over time and slow down your computer
  • Option for automatic shutdown upon task completion
  • Diagnostic report for easy system troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Internet browser cleanup capability extended to the Firefox browser
  • According to Rowan Trollope, senior vice president, Symantec Corp, “Norton 360 version 2.0 makes it more convenient for consumers to backup and restore the valuable files they have on their PC – whether it’s documents, music or photos. We offer you several options to choose from when it comes to backing up, including Blu-ray, HD/DVD, your iPod, or shared drives.”

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