Norton 360 Version 5.0 Beta

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Pleonasm, Oct 12, 2010.

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  1. Pleonasm
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    Norton 360 Version 5.0 Beta is now available. Please see here for a description of the product’s features, and see here to participate in the beta process.
  2. ExtremeGamerBR
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    Cool! Maybe in two months I test, the interface is really cool! :thumb:
  3. 3GUSER
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    To be honest , it by itself is nothing special - just NIS 2011 with new interface + back-up/optimisations functions.
  4. icr
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    @ 3GUSER
    Totally agree with you:thumb:
  5. ExtremeGamerBR
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    What is the difference between Norton 360 and Norton 360 Pro Premier?
  6. malexous
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  8. maddawgz
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    bloatyo_O how is detection.where u get beta?
  9. JRViejo
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  10. Nevis
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    quite similar to NIS 2011 GUI
    engine going to be same

    so not very exciting
  11. malexous
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    The most exciting part is the round taskbar icon.
  12. ExtremeGamerBR
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    What sets it interests me is the backup, probably soon buy a license it! :thumb:
  13. Victek
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    Yes, the pattern seems to be NIS gets the new tech first and then it's ported to N360. Still, if you're a N360 user it's new (and maybe exciting) for you :)

    AFAICT the only reason to use N360 instead of NIS is the online backup functionality, and you really need the larger 25gig capacity to make that useful.
  14. dschrader
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    It used to be that NIS got the new tech first, then it rolled into 360. That is changing - new development cycle will put 360 first as it is the flagship product.
  15. Pleonasm
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    I recall seeing an article that briefly referenced this change. If I remember the gist correctly, the article seemed to suggest that Symantec is seeking to transition from a thick-client (Norton Internet Security) approach to something like a hosted, thin-client approach to PC security (under the Norton 360 brand). Can you please elaborate on these plans?
  16. TonyW
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    That sounds like the product going more cloud-based, which, let's face it, a lot of security programs seem to be heading towards these days.
  17. ExtremeGamerBR
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    The Norton will never implement a sandbox in their products? :(

    Several AVs already have this protection included (Avast! IS, KIS, Comodo).
  18. malexous
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  19. ExtremeGamerBR
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    Malexous,

    Thank you, good to know that they are considering developing a SB.

    But really for novice users is a bit hard to handle SB.

    Thanks again, was very helpful.
  20. slider916
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    Is this true that if you lose your internet connection that Norton is basically useless because it depends on your connection?

    Thanks.
  21. firzen771
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    well the Insight component would be im pretty sure, i dont remember is Sonar was cloud or not but if it is then most of its functionality would also be gone
  22. 3GUSER
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    If you lose your Internet connection you are less likely to get infected because the majority of today's threats are internet-borne type. Malware cannot download payload , spyware and trojans cannot spy on you , you can't open infected websites , etc. With no internet connection , the cloud functionality and SafeWeb cannot work so protection is less . However , theats are less , too . Classical Auto-Protect (real-time file system protection) with local signatures remains fully working , of course. SONAR , too
  23. ExtremeGamerBR
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    But if you lose your internet connection you can only be infected by a malware that is already on your machine (Like some malicious executable) or via USB.

    I think Norton can protect you even without the Insight. :thumb:

    EDIT: Did not see that 3GUSER posted, it was like our posts (Although it gets better).
  24. dschrader
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    Norton will work just fine even if you lose your internet connection. A portion of the Insight data and all the sigs are stored locally. You don't need a connection to get strong protection.

    Pleonasm, we are not transitioning to a thin, hosted client - not as far as I know (I no longer work on the Norton products). We do have a new hosted solution for small enterprises - essentially NIS on the client and a web management console. But most sales are and will continue to be traditional, full client solutions.

    The transition I was referring too was simply changing the development cycle so that N360 gets the newest technology which will then roll into NAV/NIS instead of the other way around.
  25. 3GUSER
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    No.....

    No matter that some part of Insight data is locally , Norton will not be able to coneect to the Cloud to gather information for new files arriving via other (non-Internet) means such as files coming from network shares , removable (pen) drives or CD/DVDs. Of course Auto-Protect will remain functioning and you/we still consider it to be one of the most important parts . But what about future updates (every 8 hours or so , pulse updates ...) ? Of course user will be without them.

    However , most wide spread internet borne threats (spyware,trojans...) that rely on the Internet to spy/function and to be spread (to be downloaded from) will not function , too and protection for them will not be as effective by the means of Download Insight , Safe Web , etc as it was when Internet connection was present.

    If you lose Internet connection , the only way to infected yourself with rogue application , spyware , trojan is to be either very stupid , to be do it on purpose.
    Todays threats need Internet to function and they have no benefit to kill your Internet.
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