Anyone trying Norton IS/AV 2011 Beta yet?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Dermot7, Mar 30, 2010.

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  1. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

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    I think Symantec has started(?) beta testing 2011 product. Any news of this?
     
  2. icr

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    I don't think so, there isn't any news in their BETA forum
     
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    Beta has started (non public beta) ;)
     
  4. Dermot7

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    Yes, think you can sign-up for it (link below). Just wondering if anyone had
    taken it for a spin yet. I'm reluctant unless they have changed their 14 day
    licence system they used last year.


    https://et.symantec.com/signup/
     
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    I have but im not allowed to comment here before beta going public.
     
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    Even I have submitted my form today but still not got replied from them hope to test NIS 2011 soon:rolleyes:
     
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    I'm looking forward to a feature list. I wonder what direction they will take the product? Maybe browser sandboxing? more "in the cloud" technology?...inquiring minds need to know :)
     
  8. Pleonasm

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    One small hint of what is to come...

     
  9. 3GUSER

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    You'll have to wait for a while.
     
  10. zfactor

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    i really hope this doesnt start to go bloatware again... i mean come on disc burning software??
     
  11. raven211

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    I bet that'll be in 360 then. :D
     
  12. Fajo

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    The only thing I can think of why this would be in there. Is for the 360 version and Backup's to back up to DVD's. Other then that I really could not figure why they would add burring software to a AV.
     
  13. xorrior

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    Likely on this not-likely on a economical license plan. I've been watching Norton solutions since the days of DOS, they're somewhat infamous for 'bloatware' and ridiculous anti-economical licensing. Every once in a great while I'll deal with end-users and when they have a Norton product I'll freely demonstrate why they shouldn't.

    It's a department store anti-virus. Their distribution system both with end-users and security research is their strength. The actual product though is susceptible to the same shortcomings as other engines.

    Also on top of all that for what their cheapest 1-year subscription fee is you can buy a 2x permanent license for an AV that is only -3% behind in global benchmark score but still beats it in individual test ranges, plus has a better r/t protection.

    All that aside though I get to test 2010 NIS and 360 4.0 free, hope to get my hands on this one too.
     
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    I wonder which AV is that with permanent license, that is that good by your knowledge?
     
  15. zfactor

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    actually norton is one of the one's we carry now. we only took them on this past year and will only continue with them as long as they keep goig the way they were. i personally like nis2010 a lot. i am currently using avast because i like change myself. i am always swapping things around. and i got a great deal on avast and use it at my business on the systems there. i bought three year lic's at a ridiculous price for 3 years. norton is NOT that overpriced anymore imo. you can very aften get it for almost near free after rebate at some of the larger stores (which i cant or am not supposed to use myself being we carry it directly). i like it actually for customers since for the most part its silent and doesnt bother them. they made some awesome changes and i am hoping they dont go back. ill be testing the beta and def will keep people posted as much as im allowed to, i have not had the chance to load it up yet but will soon.
     
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  17. xorrior

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    With the exception of KIS most are around $30 USD compared to $70.
     
  18. AvinashR

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    I have a lot of expectations with Norton IS/AV 2011 :rolleyes: ..May be they will come with SONAR 3...

    I will suggest them RADAR 1 and BVR (Beyond Virus Range aka Beyond Visual Range) too:D
     
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    "Symantec is also testing a SWAT-styled malware removal tool, even for non-Norton customers, to attack the top 30 percent of deeply embedded threat"

    Should be interesting .
     
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    They are keeping new technological names as SONAR, SWAT....

    That's why i suggested them some new nomenclatures, RADAR and BVR
     
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    By the way this might not be called as attack... May be called as Defense from 30%
     
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