Symantec has just released the Norton 360 and Norton Internet Security 2013 versions, making their line of products completely compatible Windows 8 and also making some claims of better speed and security.
Symantec Updates Norton 360 and Norton Internet Security For Windows 8
Symantec released its 2013 versions of Norton 360 and Norton Internet Security on Wednesday. These makes the software completely compatible with Windows 8 and Symantec even claims that it makes Windows 8 more secure and also makes it run faster. Now the secure part of course makes sense that’s the whole idea of such a suite, but then running an extra piece of software in the PC to make it run faster is quite counterintuitive. But then there’s more to it than just that.
Norton is now Windows 8 Certified and it will completely replace your built in, native security. Doing this apparently is what causes the PC run up to 50% faster, according to the results submitted by Symantec. And the company of course could not stress enough on the fact that Norton is much better at security than the native Windows 8 security provisions. The company cites an AV-Test report released couple of months back in July to show that Norton proved to be 20% better at combating malware than Windows Defender (the built in security that comes with Windows 8). One of the highlights of the report was that Norton detected and blocked threats that Windows Defender could not detect.
Symantec is not all that worried about the built in anti-virus from Microsoft apparently. A spokesperson was earlier contact for a quote and it was told that the company still sees freeware vendors as more of a threat than Microsoft’s built in security features.
Both Norton 360 and Norton Internet Security are currently only available from the Norton online store. The physical copies will reach retail stores in a week or two. Norton 360 is £59.99/year/three PCs. Norton Internet Security is £49.99/year/three PCs. Norton update center is already updating existing customers to the latest version.