Symantec to bring Norton 360 to Apple iPhone, iPad

MobileMe - Apple Store (U.S.)With smartphone use predicted to account for nearly half of all mobile phone sales worldwide by 2013, Norton plans to introduce its first beta applications for the iPad and iPhone in the next few weeks. After downloading the free application of their choice from the iPhone App Store, consumers who have stored data online with Norton 360 or Norton Online Backup can access and share their documents, music, photos or videos directly from their device. Norton products and services help more than 11 million consumers stay connected with anytime, anywhere access to their online data. Now Norton 360 users who use online storage can access any of their files from a Web browser and either download it or email a link to friends and family.

“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,” said Rowan Trollope, senior vice president, Consumer Products and Marketing, Symantec, in the press release. “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.”

Norton 360 now includes the reputation-based technology launched in September 2009 with Norton Internet Security and Norton AntiVirus 2010. The technology tackles undiscovered malware and today’s toughest threats head-on. Using reputation, Norton 360 has achieved the top score in third-party testing conducted by UK-based Dennis Labs, which were designed to replicate real-world, Web-based attacks such as those that target social networking sites. Of the 10 products tested, Norton was the only one to protect against all of the threats, achieving a 100 percent overall protection score.

Norton 360 version 4.0 is now available for purchase in the U.S. through retailers and the Symantec online store. The beta mobile applications for the iPad and iPhone are planned to be available free of charge on the Apple’s App Store in the next few weeks. The latest version of Norton 360 supports Microsoft XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. The suggested retail price is US$79.99 for the standard edition including 2GB of online storage space and US$99.99 for the premium edition including 25GB of online storage space. The price for both standard and premium editions includes a three PC license and a one-year service subscription to use the product and receive Symantec’s protection updates. All Norton 360 users with a valid product subscription are eligible to receive the latest product updates via the subscription service model.

Source: Symantec Corporation

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26 Comments

  1. I couldn’t think of anything I would want LESS on my iPhone (OK maybe Flash)

    In the last month I have had to format and reload over a dozen widows PC that were INFECTED with MALWARE and HAD NORTON 360 on them.

    No Thanks..

  2. “Sad thing about it is that all the Windows using drones will download and use in droves.”
    And then they will say “wow, this is cool” Bet your Apple can’t do this fanboyz!”
    “MobileMe? That’s a stupid name, bet it doesn’t do anything because the name is stupid!”

  3. what a freaking joke

    Norton: why don’t you try making some sh*t that actually works and protects on Windows first (and does not crush the system resources)

    Sorry, but I think Norton and McAfee suck big time. When I have to de-infect Windows PCs, guess what antivirus they are already running?

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