Norton Protection Center: Secure Your Internet

Norton Protection Center

If your protection has expired or you would like to upgrade your security to include comprehensive protection for all the categories below, check out Norton Internet Security. When you connect to the Internet, download files, and exchange emails or instant messages, you need advanced security features in place. These features enable you to get connected without fear of intrusion or theft:


Advanced Firewall

An advanced firewall should be enabled. It protects your computer from unauthorized access and malicious programs by scanning both inbound and outbound traffic.

Intrusion Prevention

Enable this feature to protect your computer from security vulnerabilities in the Microsoft WindowsR operating system and commonly used programs.

Email Scanning

Incoming and outgoing email scanning should be enabled to scan your email attachments for known security risks.

Instant Messenger Scanning

To detect threats in instant messenger attachments, enable instant messenger scanning.

Security 101

What is it?

A two-way firewall is a software application that is installed on your computer to block and reject harmful inbound and outbound Internet traffic.

How it works

  • Controls inbound and outbound Internet traffic
  • Hides your computer from online hackers and monitors incoming traffic for threats.
  • Detects and prevents dangerous spyware and other programs from communicating over the Internet

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What is it?

Intrusion prevention is technology that shields identified security vulnerabilities in operating systems, such as Microsoft WindowsR and other commonly used programs.

How it works

  • Identifies vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system and other programs
  • Automatically shields security holes that may be used by viruses, Internet worms, or spyware without requiring software patches from the manufacturer

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What is it?

This technology helps stop viruses and worms from spreading through communication tools. It also prevents users from sending or receiving infected email.

How it works

  • Scans inbound and outbound email and instant message attachments to detect and remove viruses and worms

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