Norton 360 includes a plethora of features that revolve around maximum security. The most prominent features include a firewall, antivirus, antiphishing, antispyware and antirookit protection. Also, Symantec, the company which creates Norton products, invented software which monitors behavior, named SONAR (Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response) and added it to Norton 360.
Finally, a special tool which measures the individual device’s specific vulnerability to missing certain Windows updates. A handy toolbar, located at the top of the computer screen, allows easy access to the use of the program. Icons include help, access to the user’s online account with Norton, quick scans, technical support and task configuration.
Under the line of icons is a display for system alerts and a module section. Module icons display brief explanations and statuses which are color-coded. The modules included are for PC Tuneup, PC Security, Backup and Recovery and Transaction Security. When clicked, each module contains diagnostic tools for that specific module displayed in list form. Norton 360 also conveniently provides 2 GB of storage space, online, for free. There is also a wonderful tool to assist in defragmentation of the hard drive, as well as to clean up items that are slowing down the computer, like clutter and temporary files.
Norton 360 is offered in three different editions includes all the functions of the standard version except, instead of the 2GB involved, the Premier offers 25 GB of online storage. Norton 360 Multi-Device is essentially three different products in one subscription. The three products are Norton 360 Premier Edition, Norton Security Premium, and Norton Mobile Security.
Norton Security Suite and Norton Internet Security for Mac®are offered free, as an interesting perk, to customers receiving internet service through Comcast Xfinity. Norton 360 is not a product which but as a subscription set for one year.
Should one so choose, additional options can serve as extensions, such as email spam filtering and parental controls?
When deciding between the various options of computer security available, Norton 360 is an excellent choice, ranking among the top of the selections.