New Norton Suite Provides Online File Access
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The new Norton 360 from Symantec will provide users with its latest security technology as well as remote access to backed-up data anytime using a computer or a smartphone.

According to Symantec, the Norton 360 version 4.0 includes the reputation-based technology that tackles undiscovered malware, comes with an improved PC Tuneup function, as well as a Smart Start-up Manager feature to improve PC boot up time.

In addition, the company will also be providing an application for smartphones (Android and iPhone) that will allow users to access and share their documents, music, photos or videos stored online (Norton 360 or Norton Online Backup) directly to their device.

Symantec’s Senior Vice President, Consumer Products and Marketing, Rowan Trollope, said, “Consumers today expect to be able to access and share their files, photos and music anytime, from any device, and our mobile applications make that possible. They’re also interacting more on social networks, which have become a top target for cybercriminals.  Norton 360’s reputation-based technology leverages the strength of millions of our community members and is proven effective in fighting the Web-based threats that attack social networks.”

The Norton 360 version 4.0 is now available for purchase in the Australia through retailers and the Symantec online store at www.symantecstore.com.au.

The suggested retail price is $129.99 for the standard edition including 2GB of online storage space and $149.99 for the premium edition including 25GB of online storage space.

The free beta mobile application for the Android is available now, and beta mobile applications for the iPad and iPhone are planned to be available free of charge on the iPhone App Store and Android Market in the next few weeks.