Tamim Taufiq, Head of Consumer Sales at Norton MENA
Norton by Symantec is marking the one year anniversary of its Norton Everywhere “Beyond-the-PC” initiative, introducing new partnerships and product updates that help deliver Norton protection across locations, devices and digital experiences. Today, Norton is announcing new global partnerships, all of which are leveraging Norton mobile solutions to protect their customers wherever they go. Additionally, Norton is announcing updates to Norton Mobile Security.
“Launching Norton Everywhere a year ago has been an important investment in the future of our Consumer Business,” said Janice Chaffin, group president, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec. “We’ve taken a unique approach to developing a post-PC era Norton that includes introducing new mobile products, expanding our current products with mobile apps and combining our technology with mainstream consumer brands to protect more people in more places. The market reception has been highly positive and in the coming year we’ll continue creating partnerships and technologies that will bring a trusted name in PC security to mobile and Wi-Fi users all over the world.”
“As Android devices become increasingly popular, there is a greater chance they could be targeted by cybercriminals or more commonly, lost or stolen,” said Tamim Taufiq, Head of Consumer Sales, MENA . “We are delighted to now offer customers the ability to secure their smart phones or tablets from physical and online crime with the powerful protection of Norton security.”
In addition to these new global partnerships, Norton Mobile Security is available at select retailers.
Product and Technology Updates
Norton Mobile Security for Android 2.0 Beta – Now features antiphishing technology to protect users who access email on their smartphone. Phishing occurs when hackers pretending to be legitimate companies use email to request personal information and direct recipients to respond through malicious web sites. Phishing is an equal opportunity scam, taking place just as easily over a phone or tablet as on a PC or Mac, so having built-in protection is essential. Norton Mobile Security also features remote locate functionality in addition to remote wipe and lock. Following a quick initial set-up, users can locate, lock or wipe their Android device with a simple text message in the event of loss or theft. Additionally, users can block unwanted calls and texts – all from a product that boasts Norton-strength antimalware protection. Norton Mobile Security has more than 300,000 downloads and a 4 out of 5 star rating on the Android Market.
Norton Online Family To Go Beta (English-language speaking countries only)– With more than one million new worldwide customer registrations since 2010, Norton Online Family is giving parents more freedom and ease to stay connected to their children, anytime, anywhere. Norton Online Family To Go is a new mobile application that allows parents using Norton Online Family to view their children’s online activities and manage each child’s “House Rules” from their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, with other OS support planned this year. This new mobile application enables parents to:
Receive Norton Online Family alerts.
See what websites their children have visited, what they’ve searched for, and who they’ve chatted with.
Configure and manage the “house rules” for each child including web browsing, time monitoring, IM chat monitoring and sharing personal information.