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Symantec's Norton One Will Protect All Your Devices

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Symantec has announced the upcoming release of Norton One, a security suite that covers all your devices spanning the PC to the smartphone.

On Monday Symantec announced that it plans to launch Norton One in the first half of 2012, a personalized security solution that will (finally) stretch across multiple devices instead of just one suite on one platform and one suite on another. The new software will still require a paid subscription, but at least users will have everything covered, from the PC to the Mac, tablet, smartphone and other "connected" devices.

"Norton continues to expand our business with our Norton Everywhere initiative, delivering solutions that are focused on the individual, wherever they go and regardless of the device they’re using," said Janice Chaffin, group president, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec. "Norton One is a one-of-a-kind, new model that will address the security and service challenges that consumers face today."

According to Symantec, only one membership will be needed to protect each connected device in the household, all managed from a single user interface. Customers will also have the ability to easily pick and choose the technologies and support options they need to properly stay protected on all the devices they own (PCs, Macs, and mobile). Users will even be able to seamlessly add new devices to the membership for quick protection against online threats.

"Today’s Internet-enabled household relies on multiple devices to communicate, work, shop and play," Symantec said. "Norton market research has found that consumers in the U.S. have an average of 4.5 devices in their household between desktop computers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones and more. All these devices need protection against online threats, but protection today needs to provide more than just basic security and must cover the distinct needs of all the household’s connected devices."

Symantec added that Norton One will allow users to move licenses between devices, or remove them completely if the devices are no longer in use. Other features will include a diversified range of technologies and support including security and performance, personalized services and premium customer support.

Norton One's subscription plans and availability were not provided, so stay tuned.

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    Wish I Was Wealthy , September 14, 2011 10:13 AM
    That's all good for Norton,but I still don't trust their level of security!
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    damianrobertjones , September 14, 2011 10:22 AM
    Never.

    We use Messagelabs here and trying to get Support to do ANYTHING is practically impossible and that's a paid for service costing $$$$

    Role on Windows 8 with built in AV/malware detection.
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    Goldengoose , September 14, 2011 10:24 AM
    Role on Windows 8 with built in AV/malware detection.


    Oh god, it's not going to be vista asking 'are you sure' everytime we click again is it?
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    neon871 , September 14, 2011 10:30 AM
    Their software is so CPU demanding it drags my PC down to a crawl. Anyone else have that problem? I don't use them any more for that reason not a question of trust, just eats too much resource from my CPU. I have a AMD x4 @ 2.8ghz
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    JOSHSKORN , September 14, 2011 10:47 AM
    Norton for Smartphones. Hmm, I guess now there's a purpose for multi-core mobile phone processors.
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    vaughn2k , September 14, 2011 10:53 AM
    I hope nobody wants to hack a Wii mobile...
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    sykozis , September 14, 2011 10:59 AM
    neon871Their software is so CPU demanding it drags my PC down to a crawl. Anyone else have that problem? I don't use them any more for that reason not a question of trust, just eats too much resource from my CPU. I have a AMD x4 @ 2.8ghz


    Norton 2008 - 2011 has less of an impact on system performance than any other A/V on the market, excluding Microsoft's "Security Essentials". Aside from running a system scan, I've never seen Norton 2008 - 2011 go above 5% CPU usage.
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    neon871 , September 14, 2011 11:14 AM
    Quote:
    Norton 2008 - 2011 has less of an impact on system performance than any other A/V on the market, excluding Microsoft's "Security Essentials". Aside from running a system scan, I've never seen Norton 2008 - 2011 go above 5% CPU usage.


    That maybe true I don't know because I have not used them for many years now. I now use Webroot w/antivirus and average 4% CPU
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    ojas , September 14, 2011 11:56 AM
    sykozisNorton 2008 - 2011 has less of an impact on system performance than any other A/V on the market, excluding Microsoft's "Security Essentials". Aside from running a system scan, I've never seen Norton 2008 - 2011 go above 5% CPU usage.


    I agree with you. Running a C2Q Q8400 @ 2.66 GHz, no probs.
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    icepick314 , September 14, 2011 12:14 PM
    I'm on Windows 7 64bit with SP1....

    I had AVG Suite but got rid of that and currently using MS Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware...

    I'm not using any "security" software on my Archos 10 1 tablet currently...

    so far I haven't had any virus or malware attacks for past 9 weeks since the switch...

    I'm pretty careful when downloading software and reading email with attachments (do NOT open ANY attachments) so I'm happy with my current setup and will continue to use free solution by MS...

    I do like Anti-Malware software and its ease of interface so I'm considering purchasing of their lifetime license...
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    Anonymous , September 14, 2011 12:18 PM
    "Symantec's Norton One Will NOT Protect All Your Devices!"

    There, headline fixed!
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    memadmax , September 14, 2011 12:29 PM
    I have had a touch on/off relationship with norton products since I abandoned them in in 2000.

    Still not impressed(360), still not going back...
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    memadmax , September 14, 2011 12:30 PM
    icepick314: I noticed that security essentials misses things. I have downloaded know viruses before and not a peep, even thou other programs spotted the virus...
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    figgus , September 14, 2011 12:38 PM
    TITLE: "Symantec's Norton One Will Protect All Your Devices"

    Not my devices, they won't. I've already relegated Norton and McCrappy to the dustbin of IT history. Before I let Norton NEAR my hardware I'd take a hammer to my devices and set them on fire in the street just to avoid the aggravation Norton's crappy software.
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    amd-fanboy , September 14, 2011 12:59 PM
    this is not news, this is an advertisement. shame on you bestofmedia.
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    happyballz , September 14, 2011 1:38 PM
    All I got to say about this is ... Cool "story" bro.
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    lucky015 , September 14, 2011 2:46 PM
    I can assure them that no Norton product will touch any one of my computers.
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    ahnilated , September 14, 2011 3:48 PM
    I use Linux and don't have these "security" issues at home. Microsoft built a nice environment for other companies to have to come in and secure their insecure OS.
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    JohnnyLucky , September 14, 2011 4:26 PM
    "Symantec's Norton One Will Protect All Your Devices"

    If you believe that I have swamp land in Florida that I want to sell to you!
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    neon871 , September 14, 2011 4:31 PM
    [happyballz]All I got to say about this is ... Cool "story" bro.[/quote]

    Key word STORY nicely said!
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