New to TechSoup South Africa: Norton Security

TechSoup South Africa donor partner Symantec has streamlined the Norton security products it offers through TechSoup South Africa into Norton Security.

Norton Security combines features of Norton AntiVirus, Norton Internet Security, and Norton 360 for both Windows and Mac. It also runs on iOS and Android mobile devices. Each license lets you run the software on five devices. Norton Security is suited for organisations where only one user needs a security product.

Larger, networked organisations should consider one of Symantec's enterprise products. For example, Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition can also be managed from the cloud and is suitable for up to 100 endpoints.

How Can My Organisation Benefit?
You can use Norton Security to protect your organisation's data from viruses, spyware, spam, and other threats. By keeping your computers running smoothly, you can reduce your system administration costs.

What If We Have One of the Older Products?
If your subscription to one of the previous Norton security products is coming to an end, you can request a donation of Norton Security, and the installation process will remove the other product.

How Does It Work?

Norton Security customisation screen on a Mac

Norton Security does most of its work in the background while consuming few system resources and requiring little user interaction.

24/7 Threat Protection
Norton Security combines several defense technologies based on networks, files, reputation, and behavior.

  • Firewall: Manages incoming and outgoing access attempts
  • Automatic scans: Detect and remove spyware, viruses, Trojan horses, bots, and Internet worms
  • Live update: Automatically downloads the latest virus definitions and programme updates
  • Safe Web: Analyses the security levels of the websites that you visit and indicates if the websites are free from threats

Mobile Features
Mobile Insight checks apps for potential privacy risks, high battery and data use, and intrusive behavior.
If a mobile device is lost or stolen, these products can remotely locate it, lock it, wipe it, and even set off a scream alarm.

Special Windows Features in Norton Security
On Windows computers, Norton Security provides tools to fix common computer problems, free up memory, remove unneeded files, and clean up the hard drive.

It also includes Identity Safe, which stores login information, such as login credentials, user IDs, and passwords.