Symantec(NASDAQ: SYMC) is modernizing its Norton security, merging nine into one as the company turns its focus to new smartphones and connected gadgets. The new Norton Security, which will launch in September 23, will substitute Norton Antivirus, Norton Internet Security, Norton 360, Norton 360 Multi-Device, and the last but not the least Norton 360 Premier Edition.
“We are headed towards security as a service,” stated Gerry Egan a senior director of product management at Norton, Symantec. He said that around 50 million of world’s population are paying for Norton Security.
The new security suite will contain the lineaments of Norton Antivirus and Norton Internet Security including Antivirus and anti-malware protection. The security software will also have a feature browser security, botnet detection and blocking.
Symantec is not trying away from the PC users. It is just working for making a WIN8 app that is touch friendly and could give Norton a better visibility in Windows app store. According to data 33% of the Norton users are using this app in WIN8 but in a classic version not in touch version.
“We are making it easier to select and buy the security products you need, and download and maintain them. As cyber criminals and the attacks they launch become more sophisticated; we’re strengthening our advanced threat protection technologies and improving performance across your Android, Windows, Mac and iOS devices,” said Executive Vice President of Norton, Fran Rosch. He also said that the new invent will be more user-friendly with many improvements in the interface and cloud-based management feature. This feature will ease the user to add extra devices to their account.
“Norton Security will feel much more like a service and less like the software you used to ‘set and forget,'” stated Rosch.
Due to its cloud-based feature it is endorsed by Symantec’s threat intelligence network. Because of this the company is offering a guarantee of 100 percent virus free computing.