Posts Tagged ‘Symantec’

New arrival: Norton Security solution from Norton by Symantec

Friday, October 28th, 2016

The new Norton Security promises to boost protection and performance capabilities for consumers on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices. Prices below.

Norton Security offers customers security protection in one subscription service across multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.

Norton Security offers customers security protection in one subscription service across multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.

Norton Security uses advanced, multi-layered security technology to help protect devices, privacy and personal files such as music and financial information from today’s most dangerous emerging threats.

These threats include ransomware, malicious websites, zero days and phishing attacks.

Some of the recently added protection and performance features of Norton Security include the following.

Proactive Exploit Prevention

Zero-day vulnerabilities (which were up 125 percent in 2015), are holes in software applications that are unknown by the software vendor.

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Online bullying more worrisome than physical playground bullying, says Norton

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

52% of Millennial parents in Singapore surveyed believe their children are more likely to be bullied online than on a playground and 56% worry their children will give out too much personal information to strangers.

Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report reveals children are the weakest link in family cybersecurity.

Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report reveals children are the weakest link in family cybersecurity.

Findings from the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report 2015 highlighted parental concerns about their children in the online world.

“In the last year, Norton has seen the online safety awareness levels of parents increase rapidly as technology firmly cements itself in the family home,” said Gavin Lowth, Vice President, Norton Consumer and Small Business, Asia Pacific and Japan.

Cyberbullying, online predators and privacy are some of the biggest issues parents in Singapore are grappling with as bullying moves from the playground to the online world.

Parents are concerned about their children being lured into meeting a stranger in the outside world (52 percent) and more parents are worried that their children will be bullied online (46 percent) than if their children take on the role as the online bully (38 percent).

The Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report is an online survey of 17,125 device users aged 18+ across 17 markets, commissioned by Norton by Symantec.

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“Parents are grappling with Cyberbullying, Online Predators and Privacy in Singapore,” said Gavin Lowth (in the photo), Vice President, Norton Consumer and Small Business, Asia Pacific and Japan; at the Symantec office in Suntec City in Singapore.

Children are the weakest link in family’s online security

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Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report 2015 released

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Eight out of ten Singapore consumers surveyed believe they will experience online crime.

Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report finds consumers believe it is more likely their credit card information will be stolen while shopping online than from their wallets. Click to view the comparison between findings in Singapore versus the Global trends.

Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report finds consumers believe it is more likely their credit card information will be stolen while shopping online than from their wallets. Click to view the comparison between findings in Singapore versus the Global trends.

Norton by Symantec has released its findings from the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report, which sheds light on the truths of online crime and the personal effect it has on consumers.

“Consumer confidence was rocked in 2014 by an unprecedented number of mega breaches that exposed the identities of millions of people who were simply making routine purchases from well-known retailers,” said Gavin Lowth, Vice President, Norton Consumer and Small Business, Asia Pacific and Japan.

The report found that globally, 62 percent of consumers believed it’s more likely their credit card information will be stolen online compared to only 38 percent who think it’s more likely they will lose credit card information from their wallets.

47 percent reported they have been affected by cybercrime.

In Singapore:

  • Approximately seven in 10 (69 percent) Singaporeans believe using public Wi-Fi is riskier than using a public restroom.
  • Seven in 10 (70 percent) consumers think that storing their credit card and banking information in the cloud is riskier than not wearing a seatbelt.
  • More than seven in 10 (71 percent) consumers believe getting their credit information stolen after shopping online is more likely than having their credit card stolen out of their wallet.

Who tops the list of those most aware of online security practices in Singapore?

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New arrivals: Norton Security – threat protection subscription

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Norton has streamlined multiple core offerings into one flagship subscription service – Norton Security – offering protection to PCs, Macs, Android smartphones & tablets, iPhones & iPads. Available in Singapore now from S$59 (S$39 after introductory offer).

Norton Security is available as a “Standard” version for 1 device (S$59), and “Premium” versions for 5 (S$99) or 10 (S$129) devices - for one-year subscriptions. Introductory offers now at S$39, S$59 and S$99 respectively.

Norton Security is available as a “Standard” version for 1 device (S$59), and “Premium” versions for 5 devices (S$99) or 10 devices (S$129) – for one-year subscriptions. Introductory offers now at S$39, S$59 and S$99 respectively.

The new service offered by Symantec is an advanced, multi-layered protection solution that promises to help shield consumers from sophisticated and evolving threats across all platforms.

Norton Security also includes secure PC cloud backup to help ensure photos, address books and important files don’t get lost.

According to Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report, there were nearly one million new threats released into the wild each day and crypto-ransomware threats increased by more than a 4,000 percent in 2014.

It is increasingly important for consumers to take steps to protect themselves in this highly complex and connected world, no matter what device they are using.

“Today our digital lives are central to the way we connect, interact and transact,” said Gavin Lowth, Vice President, Norton Consumer and Small Business, Asia Pacific and Japan.

Norton Security promises a seamless, easy-to-use service that takes advantage of Symantec technologies and intelligence to protect consumers from today’s advanced threats.

A New Norton

Norton Security is a single service that protects PCs and Macs, as well as Android smartphones and tablets, iPhones and iPads.

Norton Security comes with different tiers of service that are catered to customers’ needs.

Below are some of the key features and protections within Norton Security (from the press release).

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2013 Norton Report: Cost for each cybercrime victim up 75%

Monday, October 7th, 2013

The Singapore findings from the 2013 Norton Report shows that while the number of online adults who have experienced cybercrime has decreased (from 48 percent in 2012 to 37 percent in 2013), the average cost per victim has risen by 75 percent (S$1,448 in 2013, up from S$826 in 2012).

Click the image to view/download the detailed summary of the main findings of the 2013 Norton Report.

Click the image to view/download the detailed summary of the main findings of the 2013 Norton Report.

This year’s report reveals that as consumers become more mobile and connected, these conveniences often come at a cost to them and their security.

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Seven cyber security myth busters from Symantec and Norton

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Based on data from the recent annual 2013 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 18, Symantec debunks seven of the most commonly held myths around cybersecurity.

Infographic from Symantec and Norton to debunk the top 7 cybersecurity myths. Click to view enlarged version.

Infographic from Symantec and Norton to debunk the top 7 cybersecurity myths. Click to view enlarged version.

Contrary to the popular belief that staying away from risky sites will is enough to protect your computer – did you know that 61% of malicious sites are actually legitimate websites that have been compromised and infected with malicious codes?

At the same time, do be extra careful when accessing your social networks – be on the lookout for scams involving fake gift cards and surveys as these comprise 56% of attacks on social media.

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Singapore Mobile usage trends according to Norton by Symantec

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Some insights from the Norton Cybercrime Report 2012 based on a survey conducted in July last year. (* All percentages are based on % of Singaporeans)

Top mobile Internet activities of Singaporeans.

Top mobile Internet activities of Singaporeans.

The report found that Singaporeans love to access the Internet on their mobile devices and they feel very safe doing so.

This could result in complacency where a notable percentage choose not to use mobile security – an alarming statistic, given how addicted they are to their mobile devices.

How safe do Singaporeans feel?

How safe do Singaporeans feel?

Need for their mobile devices *

  • 84% use their mobiles phones to connect to the Internet.
  • 55% consider themselves addicted to their mobile devices.
  • If they could choose two items to save from a fire, 49% would save their mobile device.

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IT Show 2013 Contest: Norton 360 Multi-Device

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

With IT Show 2013 coming into town, here’s your chance to win a copy of Norton 360 Multi-Device that provides protection, backup and tuneup for up to 5 devices for one year. Worth S$118.99. Contest ends 11 March 2012.

Update (15 March, 2013):

The result of the Norton 360 Multi-Device contest is out. The winner is Darren Jiunn.

“It’s great that Norton 360 Multi-Device works for both Windows and Macs. I have a Windows notebook while my brother has a MBP. I have an Android smartphone while he has an iPhone and iPad. Norton 360 Multi-Device will cover all of these devices!” – Darren Jiunn.

He intends to use his copy of Norton 360 Multi-Device to protect his Windows notebook and Android smartphone, as well as his brother’s MBP, iPhone and iPad.

That maximises the 5 licenses that Norton 360 Multi-Device entitles him to and exploits the software’s ability to cover Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices.

Dear Darren, I will be contacting Darren by email to arrange the mailing of your copy of Norton 360 Multi-Device (worth S$119).

To all the others who took the time and effort to submit your entries, THANK YOU!

Keep a lookout for the next contest starting tomorrow.

Protect those mobile devices that you're planning to buy at the IT Show 2013.

Protect those mobile devices that you’re planning to buy at the IT Show 2013.

Purchasing more devices during IT Show 2013? With more and more of our lives spent online via our mobile devices, it is imperative that we protect ourselves from cybercriminals.

Norton 360 Multi-Device is one such tool that can help.

To win a copy of the security software from Norton by Symantec, simply share – in less than 50 words – why you need Norton 360 Multi-Device. Post your responses as comments to the end of this post.

Check out the rules of the contest below.

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Review: Norton 360 Multi-Device protection for all your devices

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Norton 360 Multi-Device is a security software suite that protects Windows and Mac desktops and notebooks, as well as Android and iOS tablets and smartphones from Cyber-criminals.

A one-year subscription of S$118.99 includes licenses for the software to be installed on five devices (regardless of users).

Norton 360 Multi-Device works on Windows PCs, Macs, Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

Norton 360 Multi-Device works on Windows PCs, Macs, Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

Many people today possess multiple devices – a home desktop computer, a notebook, a tablet and a smartphone.

And we use all these to access the Web for online activities – surfing, banking, social networking etc – which opens our devices and us to cyber-criminals out there in the Wild Wild Web.

Main user interface for Norton 360 Multi-Device showing the main functionalities for Security, Identity, Backup and Tuneup.

Main user interface for Norton 360 Multi-Device showing the main functionalities for Security, Identity, Backup and Tuneup.

Our personal information and passwords could be stolen, as well as confidential work documents, even our identity.

It is therefore paramount to safeguard our devices and ourselves when going online.

Norton 360 Multi-Device scans your disks, programs and even your Facebook Wall.

Norton 360 Multi-Device scans your disks, programs and even your Facebook Wall.

It can be a quite a hassle to evaluate, install, and manage different security software on individual devices separately.

Norton 360 Multi-Device offers a one-stop security solution for users to protect up to five different devices with a single one-year license.

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3 Online mobile device security tips from Norton by Symantec

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

The Norton Cybercrime Report 2012 showed an increase in new forms of cybercrime, such as those found on social networks and mobile devices, as cybercriminals focused their efforts on these increasingly popular platforms.

New forms of Cybercrime are targeting online activities accessed via notebooks, tablets and smartphones.

New forms of Cybercrime are targeting online activities accessed via notebooks, tablets and smartphones.

It is no surprise that 2013 promises to be the same – with mobile adware, or “madware”, with can expose location details and contact information, increasing by a significant number.

Such madware, which sneaks onto a user’s device when they download an app, has increased by 210 percent over the past nine months, a clear sign that cybercriminals are attempting to exploit the many mobile devices that consumers are using to access the Internet.

To protect ourselves from online mobile threats, here are three best practices to ensure that our personal details and information do not fall into the hands of those that might misuse them.

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