Symantec Launches New Security Suites to Deter Internet Threats

New resources in antivirus, firewall, intrusion detection, privacy protection, as well as spam and content filtering are available in the new version of Norton Internet Security (NIS) from Symantec Corp. ( This security software is a safe solution for users with DSL or other constant connections who are most at risk for Internet threats. NIS 2004 includes "Expanded Threat Detection" to protect against spyware, adware, keystroke loggers and other hacking tools. It can also detect viruses in compressed file archives in real time, as well as automatically remove viruses, worms, Trojan horses and malicious codes in e-mail attachments. In addition, NIS 2004 lets users customize their controls to block content that is unsuitable for children, providing them with a safe Internet experience. NIS 2004 is priced at $69.95, while Norton Internet Security 2004 Professional, which provides tools to safeguard the confidentiality of business data and the productivity of professionals, has an estimated retail price of $99.95, with five- and 10-user packs available. Both new editions are scheduled to be released this month.

This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2003 issue of THE Journal.