Norton Makes Windows 8 Safer and Faster

Norton Makes Windows 8 Safer and Faster 
New, Free Windows 8 Apps Help Consumers Manage Security and Scan
Their Files Stored in the Cloud, on Their PC or External Storage
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/26/12 --  Norton by Symantec
(NASDAQ: SYMC) announced today that its award-winning consumer
security products Norton 360, Norton Internet Security, and Norton
AntiVirus are fully compatible with the newly released Windows 8
operating system(1). The latest releases are optimized to make
Windows 8 safer and faster compared with running Windows Defender on
Windows 8. Norton also released two new, free touch-friendly apps for
the Windows 8 environment, available now on the Windows Store. 
Norton Studio (Global) 

--  Companion app to Norton 360, Norton Internet Security or Norton
    AntiVirus that enables consumers to manage, fix, update or renew
    Norton protection for their devices from within the new Windows 8 user
--  Shows users at a glance the security status of their PCs and other
--  Seamlessly integrates with Windows 8 for easy, one-click access from
    the new user interface desktop

Norton Satellite (U.S.-only)  

--  Allows consumers to save and share safely on Windows 8 by manually
    scanning their files most likely to contain malicious threats, whether
    saved in the cloud, on their PC or stored on external storage devices
--  Scans users' Facebook feeds so they can avoid unsafe links

"With the release of Windows 8 it's important to recognize that
consumers still need a comprehensive security solution -- not just
basic antivirus," said Chris Christiansen, Program Vice President for
IDC's Security Products and Services group. "The types of threats
most prevalent today are very sophisticated, complex and use social
engineering to prey on consumer habits, so it's crucial that security
solutions not only address the current threat landscape, but also the
latest trends in technology. By providing a more secure environment
and optimized performance for Windows 8, Norton is improving and
simplifying the user experience for consumers adopting this new
According to third-party testing, when paired with Norton, Windows 8
is 50 percent faster(2) and 20 percent safer than with Win
Defender(3). In addition, testing showed that Norton was able to
correctly detect and block all the threats that Windows Defender
failed to recognize.(4) For more commentary on Windows 8 security,
please visit the Norton Protection Blog. 
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(1) Some protection features not available with Windows 8 style
 (2) "Real World Performance Test," PassMark, August 2012.
Norton Internet Security vs. Defender as default setting in Windows
8. Faster claim based off on-demand security software scan time.
"Real World Testing Report," AV-Test, July 2012. Norton Internet
Security vs. Defender as default setting in Windows 8. 
 (4) "Real
World Testing Report," AV-Test, July 2012. Norton Internet Security
vs. Defender as default setting in Windows 8. 
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Edelman Public Relations
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