Not so long ago, securing your computer required little more than a box of security software to install on your hard-drive. It was like using a good old road map to help you get from point A to point B safely. Then came the Internet—or Information Super Highway, as former U.S. Vice President Al Gore called it. Suddenly our computers, alone, are no longer the targets of attacks. Now, it’s our online selves that are the targets--or more to the point, our data that is traveling back and forth on that information highway.
Today, it might be useful to think of security threats to your computer as roadblocks that want to detour you from safe travels, or even cause you to crash. To keep you protected, the formerly simple box of security software must be more robust than a simple map, and more like a GPS navigation system with built-in traffic flows and accident alerts. The software you purchase must be backed by a powerful system of detection, updates, and constant research to keep your security on track and stay ahead of the dangers of the constantly evolving Web.
It would seem impossible that a simple box of software could even keep pace with something that changes so quickly, unless it could tap into a larger detection system. Norton’s security software does just that by linking to Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network to stay current.
In the past six months, Symantec detected hundreds of thousands of new malicious code
threats. The Global Intelligence Network collects and mines data on the latest security breaches and threats around the world--and around the clock. It is proactive and consists of worldwide resources (human and otherwise) dedicated to the collection of data on the latest security threats and the development of the patches, updates, and product removal tools required to keep consumers and businesses secure.
In short, the resources Symantec deploys around the world to help keep you secure are significant. Remember, as you navigate the data highway, this infrastructure is backed by more than 1,800 analysts, engineers, product and security specialists, researchers, and technical experts. So relax and enjoy your drive—even if your destination is unknown. Symantec has gone beyond the box to keep your Internet travels safe and protect you from roadblocks and crashes.