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Symantec unveils 'Norton Everywhere'

By SiliconIndia  |   Monday, 31 May 2010, 00:15 Hrs
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Bangalore: Symantec is now out with Norton Everywhere, a three part initiative, which would take Norton beyond the PC by combining mobile, DNS and smart device technologies. The initiative has been extended to mobile safety, web safety among devices and embedded services on smart devices.

Symantec is combining its own consumer security, backup, and infrastructure technologies with partners to deliver Norton services to consumers in an entirely new way. The offerings will be delivered directly to consumers and through new business to business offerings.

Products being launched today and in the coming weeks include Norton Smartphone Security for Android Beta, Norton Connect Beta and Norton DNS Beta. "We are entering a new era where non-PC devices are exploding in numbers, which means more opportunity for cybercriminals. It's becoming more and more critical for consumers to be protected beyond their PCs," said Janice Chaffin, President Consumer Business Unit, Symantec. "The Norton Everywhere initiative takes a broad view of how Norton can deliver trust and high value to consumers and address evolving market needs. Symantec's breadth of resources, partnerships, global reach and brand recognition make it uniquely able to deliver security and more to any internet-connected device in the world."

Some of the common problems with smartphones like device loss and data protection will be addressed by Norton mobile.By delivering the security and non security offerings for the mobile platform, Norton mobile will address the fast growing market.

Another initiative is Norton DNS Beta, based on the Domain Name System which acts as the internet's invisible switchboard has been designed to provide a safer, more reliable and faster internet experience, by delivering a variety of basic protection services like anti-phishing, anti-malware and anti-spyware via Norton verified web filtering.

Users can lock their devices through text messages in the event of device loss and at the same time users will also get anti-malware protection and blocking of unwanted callers through Norton Smartphone Security Beta for Android.

From June, Norton DNS Beta can be accessed by Android users for faster, safer web access when on wi-fi via a small, easy-to-install mobile application from the Android Market.

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