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Symantec Intros Norton 360 Everywhere for Multiple Devices

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Symantec's Norton 360 Everywhere bundles three products with one low yearly subscription fee.

On Thursday Symantec announced that it has officially launched Norton 360 Everywhere, a multi-platform antivirus solution for up to five devices, including smartphones and tablets. According to Symantec, this one-stop-shop solution aims to reduce the overwhelming confusion caused by managing different security solutions installed on the 4.8 devices used in the average American household.

"Consumers are increasingly using multiple devices in their daily lives, and staying protected across all of those devices can be a challenge," said Janice Chaffin, group president, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec. "To meet this need, we have extended our Norton 360 flagship security product to help ensure people are protected across any device they choose to use."

Norton 360 Anywhere uses just one key to activate protection on all devices, and a cloud-based "Norton" management console for controlling security options on any listed device anywhere at any time. This offering is also flexible, allowing subscribers to move protection off one device and onto another without having to tack on additional subscription fees.

Symantec's Norton 360 Everywhere covers three products: Norton 360 Premier for Windows PC, Norton Internet Security for Mac, and Norton Mobile Security for Android -- there doesn’t appear to be any options for iOS, Windows Phone or BlackBerry devices. Despite the announcement, the Norton 360 Everywhere site wasn't up and running as of this writing, so details are currently slim.

What seems to be the case is that Symantec is bundling three software suites at a discounted price, betting that consumers won't use all three at once. Norton 360 Premier by itself is $99.99 per year, Norton Internet Security for Mac is $69.99 per year, and Norton Mobile Security is $19.99 per year. Add all of that up and you have $189.97, but again, chances are that a consumer has a Windows PC, Mac and Android device are rather slim.

Does this sound like a bad deal? Maybe for those who use Lookout's free service on Android and Microsoft's own free Security Essentials on Windows. But with the premium price comes premium features like automatic backup, bootable recovery mode, PC tuneup, 24/7 technical support, email and instant messaging monitoring, Facebook monitoring and more.

Norton 360 Everywhere is supposedly available for purchase at various retailers and online at us.norton.com.  The suggested retail price is $99 USD for one year of protection for up to five devices. All Norton 360 Everywhere customers with an active account are eligible to download the latest product versions and updates during their paid period.

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    BringMeAnother , May 4, 2012 4:04 PM
    I think Norton would gain a lot more good will amount the IT community if it stopped installing a trial version on prebuilt computers and laptops.
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    sigma3d , May 4, 2012 4:06 PM
    no thank you. i will stick to kaspersky...
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    ojas , May 4, 2012 4:22 PM
    bringmeanotherI think Norton would gain a lot more good will amount the IT community if it stopped installing a trial version on prebuilt computers and laptops.

    At least it's still better than macafee...
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    threefish , May 4, 2012 4:32 PM
    The logo in this article is outdated. They changed it a couple of years ago when they bought Verisign.
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    gsacks , May 4, 2012 5:44 PM
    So, for one low low price I can reduce performance on all of my devices to a crawl. No thank you Symantec. The best feature of Norton is the uninstall feature.
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    classzero , May 4, 2012 6:02 PM
    one hondo is a little steep.
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    kaiuno , May 4, 2012 6:04 PM
    Brr... the horror!
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    classzero , May 4, 2012 6:09 PM
    gsacksSo, for one low low price I can reduce performance on all of my devices to a crawl. No thank you Symantec. The best feature of Norton is the uninstall feature.


    Where are you been? Under a rock? Yes, this used to be true. Know your facts. I don't use them nor work for them, just don't people who speak false

    http://blog.tune-up.com/windows-insights/do-security-solutions-slow-down-your-pc-part-3-norton-internet-security-2011/
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    sykozis , May 4, 2012 7:03 PM
    gsacksSo, for one low low price I can reduce performance on all of my devices to a crawl. No thank you Symantec. The best feature of Norton is the uninstall feature.

    If it's slowing your computer down, you need to upgrade to something released in the last decade... It has the lowest system impact of any A/V or security suite on the market.
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    xerroz , May 4, 2012 11:48 PM
    People should really shop around because Norton is such a crappy AV software. So is McAfee. Something like NOD32 - now that's what you call Antivirus.
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    tindahbawx , May 5, 2012 7:58 AM
    Norton?

    I'd rather install a virus.
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    jkflipflop98 , May 5, 2012 10:31 AM
    LOL @ Norton shills.
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    madooo12 , May 5, 2012 4:48 PM
    I use linux, still no viruses for it, I wonder if what happened to mac would happen to it, but I really took care of what I downloaded, even I nearly never got viruses when i used to use windows
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    captaincharisma , May 5, 2012 5:04 PM
    Yea the word "Norton" still gives me chills.
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    Anonymous , May 5, 2012 11:45 PM
    well i will never use any Norton product considering there source code to there programs were stolen by hacker's they still deny most parts but its true none the less unless they completely re-write they code, no one will ever use there product. anyway Bitdeffender is still no1
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    Anonymous , May 7, 2012 4:49 AM
    Playing catch up it seems.

    https://www.kasperskyanz.com.au/universal-security/
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    robert07 , May 7, 2012 8:03 AM
    no matter what norton brings up, kaspersky is the best...
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    soundping , May 7, 2012 6:18 PM
    Just like a virus Symantec is there.