Norton brings new version of Norton 360 to NZ

Kiwis using fake personal information to protect themselves online, research shows

Symantec’s consumer cyber safety brand Norton LifeLock has introduced into New Zealand the latest version of its protection for consumers’ connected devices and online information, New Norton 360.

It combines Norton’s anti-malware, anti-spam and anti-phishing with cloud-based services to protect users’ banking, shopping and posting online. It also integrates Norton Secure VPN, its PC SafeCam feature, and up to 100GB of cloud storage for backup.

To coincide with the launch of the latest version Norton 360 Norton has released the results of research that, it says shows many New Zealanders turning to what it calls ‘creative solutions’ to protect themselves online, such as using fake personal information (51 percent) and putting trust in public Wi-Fi networks from ‘established businesses and venues’ (88 percent) to achieve personal protection.

The survey found 32 percent using a dedicated VPN but only 42 percent able to tell the difference between a secure or unsecure public Wi-Fi network.

Features of New Norton 360 include

• Integrated secure VPN, offering “bank-grade encryption”;

• Increased cloud backup, to 100GB;

• PC SafeCam: alerts the user to attempts to access the webcam and blocks unauthorised access;

• Protection for multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets against ransomware, viruses, spyware, malware, and other online threats. • Parental controls to help children safely explore the Internet (not available on Mac);

• Online threat protection to protect private and financial information when online; • Smart firewall;

• Password manager: Stores usernames and passwords, generates strong passwords for new logins and password updates, and synchronises across multiple browsers, computers, and devices; The product comes in three versions: standard, deluxe and premium, for from one to 10 devices.

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