Emerging Threats

Make the switch to Norton — security you can trust

Authored by a Symantec employee


In recent months you may have heard the news that the Department of Homeland Security has given directive to Federal Executive Branch departments and  agencies to remove Kaspersky software from U.S. government information systems, according to a DHS Press Release1 in September 2017.

Playing it safe with cyber security means playing it smart. And trusting an American-based, award-winning company is as smart as it gets. Norton by Symantec cyber security products can help shield you from cybercriminals who may be trying to access your private and financial information. In addition to helping safeguard your personal information, Norton security software can also help protect your devices from ransomware, viruses, malware, spyware and other online threats. For security without equal, look no further.

Norton by Symantec products have won PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Award 39 times — more than any other cyber security company.2

In today’s connected world, cybercrime is a reality we all face. Another important reality is that you must choose  trustworthy companies to protect your information on your devices. Industry awards are a good basis for selecting software providers, but you should also consider if the company helps protect your private information with respect and stewardship. Symantec is so dedicated to ensuring our products provide a high level of security, that the company no longer allows governments (foreign or domestic) to review its software source code because doing so could compromise the security of its products according to Symantec Chief Executive Greg Clark.3

Awards and accolades aside, Norton security products are made for you, your family, and the people you care about. With over a quarter-century of experience safeguarding customers’ devices and the personal information on them, Symantec is committed to enabling people to explore the online realm confidently.

The fight against cybercrime is real, and Norton by Symantec believes its customers and partners should never feel victimized.

There are a few things to consider before you acquire cyber security and antivirus software. Here are some of the points to keep in mind as you shop.

1. Free or paid?

Cost is a very important part of the decision-making process. While free always sounds great, there is no such thing as a free lunch. Many free antivirus software deliver basic services. You may have to upgrade to the paid version to get comprehensive protection.

2. Speed vs. performance

Although antivirus software is perceived to be heavy, intrusive software that slows down a device, new technologies have resolved many speed and performance issues. Then, too, performance outweighs speed. So make sure your antivirus software does a thorough job and doesn’t compromise protection for the sake of speed. It may take only one overlooked piece of malware that can bring down your whole system.

3. Customer service and support

Before you put your trust in your antivirus software, make sure the company has a reputation for dealing with the changing threat landscape and for rapidly developing solutions to combat emerging threats. Better still, pick a company that responsively updates and informs customers about critical safety issues, offers excellent customer support, and includes a money-back guarantee.*

4. Comprehensive protection from threats

Cyber security and antivirus software should not only help protect you from well-known viruses and malware, it will also detect other lesser-known threats, including harmful downloads, threats embedded in USB drives, and viruses and malware hidden inside email and messages.

Since cybercrime spares no one, robust cyber security and antivirus software could be one of the most important apps or software you decide to use on your device.

Safety for every device.

Security is no longer a one-machine affair. You need a security suite that helps protect all your devices – your Windows PC, Mac, Android smartphone or your iPad.

1 https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/09/13/dhs-statement-issuance-binding-operational-directive-17-01

2 PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award reprinted with permission. © 2017 Ziff Davis, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
3 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-russia-symantec/exclusive-symantec-ceo-says-source-code-reviews-pose-unacceptable-risk-idUSKBN1CF2SB

* Virus Protection Promise: To be eligible for the Virus Protection Promise, you must have a qualifying Norton subscription and unless you have Norton Small Business, you must also have purchased, renewed or upgraded that Norton subscription directly from Symantec, or activate automatic renewal with Symantec. If a Norton expert is unable to remove the virus from your device, then you may receive a refund based on the actual price paid for the current term of your qualifying Norton subscription. If you purchase a Norton bundle (a qualifying Norton subscription purchased with another Norton offering), your refund will be limited to the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of your qualifying Norton subscription for the current term, not to exceed the total bundled price paid. Or, if your bundled purchase contains a qualifying Norton subscription with a non-Norton product, your refund will be limited to the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of only your Norton qualifying subscription for the current term, not to exceed the total bundled price paid. Any refund will be net of any discounts or refunds received and less any shipping, handling and applicable taxes, except in certain states and countries where shipping, handling and taxes are refundable. The refund does not apply to any damages incurred as a result of viruses. See Norton.com/guarantee for details including qualifying Norton subscriptions.  

Editorial note: Our articles provide educational information for you. Norton LifeLock offerings may not cover or protect against every type of crime, fraud, or threat we write about. Our goal is to increase awareness about cyber safety. Please review complete Terms during enrollment or setup. Remember that no one can prevent all identity theft or cybercrime, and that LifeLock does not monitor all transactions at all businesses.

Norton by Symantec is now Norton LifeLock. LifeLock™ identity theft protection is not available in all countries.

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