"People resist protecting themselves and their computers because they think it's too complicated."



Introduction

According to The Norton Cybercrime Report: The Human Impact, two-thirds of Internet users around the world--and almost three-quarters of Web surfers in the United States alone--have fallen victim to cybercrimes, including computer viruses, online credit card fraud, and identity theft. As if those numbers aren't bad enough, these security threats are magnified when you consider that more than two-thirds of people do not regularly back up their computers, and therefore put their important data at risk for loss.

Online Security Can Be Simple

What prevents people from securing themselves online? "People resist protecting themselves and their computers because they think it's too complicated," said Anne Collier, co-director of ConnectSafely.org and editor of NetFamilyNews.org, who collaborated with Norton on the study. "But everyone can take simple steps, such as having up-to-date, comprehensive security software in place. In the case of online crime, an ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure."

That's why Norton created 360 all-in-one security, the most comprehensive protection for your computer, your identity, and your files that's also a breeze to use. And now, Norton's best security just got better, with the introduction of Norton 360. This version continues the Norton 360 legacy by again ranking as the industry's fastest, most effective all-in-one security suite.

As The Norton Cybercrime Report shows, "Cybercrime is a reality around the world, with threats targeting every aspect of consumers' digital lives, from their identities to their important documents," said Jens Meggers, vice president of engineering, Norton by Symantec. "We've designed the latest version of Norton 360 to give consumers the protection they need to defend themselves and their PCs, in an easy-to-use, all-in-one suite."

Norton Control Center

This latest version of Norton 360 updates the Norton Control Center, to give you a snapshot of security controls, settings, and information about your PC's protection and performance status. The Norton Control Center provides quick access to the Cybercrime Index, Norton Family, and Norton Safe Web.

The website ratings service Norton Safe Web now features the new Norton Secured security badge that indicates a site uses VeriSign SSL Certificates or the VeriSign Trust Seal. You can also use Norton Safe Web for Facebook, a new tool to check your Facebook Wall and News Feeds for bad links and other threats, right from the Norton Control Center.

Improved PC Tuneup and Backup

Norton 360 also includes performance improvements to PC Tuneup and backup capabilities to help you keep your PC running optimally and to protect your important content. PC Tuneup now fine-tunes key system settings, frees up memory so applications start up and run faster, and removes unnecessary files to improve hard drive performance. With improvements to backup and restore functions and reduced system impact, Norton 360 now makes it easier than ever to safely back up your photos and videos, downloaded music, financial documents, and other important files. It also encrypts files backed up online for an extra layer of security.

Conclusion

If two-thirds of computer users don't back up their computers regularly because they think the process is too complicated, they can think again. Norton 360 makes backup easy and online security a simple choice.