Norton Security services have replaced Norton 360, Norton Internet Security, and Norton AntiVirus. How these new products compare to the old ones? Which new product is the best replacement option for you?
As Symantec released its new Norton Security services in September 2014, well known antivirus and Internet security products like Norton 360, Norton Internet Security, and Norton AntiVirus (including both versions for PC and Mac) have entered their “last days” prior becoming fully retired products. From here, the questions arose about which path to take, as three new offers became available:
- Norton Security Standard,
- Norton Security Deluxe, and
- Norton Security Premium.
It was an intention of Symantec to simplify its Norton security product offer portfolio, so you could make your selection in an easier and faster way.
On this page, we serve you with a table that reflects similarities and differences between “old” and “new” products. We also help you in narrowing your course of the transition from i.e. Norton 360 or Norton AntiVirus to any of the three Norton Security products/editions. This is all to help you in selecting the most suitable security solution that can fulfill all of your needs, regardless of what kind of a device you use, and what kind of operating system is running on it. Norton Security Standard, Norton Security Deluxe, and Norton Security Premium support all of the major operating systems like Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android, and iOS (features vary for each OS).
Now, take a look into the comparison table to get a better picture of how features of Norton Security services stand when compared against the features of legacy Norton products Norton 360, Norton Internet Security, and Norton AntiVirus.
Below the table is a simple guide intended to help users of legacy Norton security software in their transition to the new products.
|Benefits and Features||Norton™ AntiVirus||Norton™ Internet Security||Norton 360™||Norton 360™ Multi-Device||Norton™ Security Standard||Norton™ Security Deluxe||Norton™ Security Premium|
|100% Guarantee. Get your money back if we fail to remove a virus from your PC or Mac®1||•||•||•|
|Number of protected devices||1||3||3||5||1||5||10|
|Allows you to add more secure, online PC storage when you need more space2||•|
|Upgrade anytime without having to start another’s year’s subscription2||•||•||•|
|Grows with you and your devices to fit your changing needs2||•||•|
|Get help with free 24×7 support3||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Protect your PC, Mac, smartphone and/or tablet||•||•||•||•|
|Secure online PC backup for your pictures, photos and other memories||2 or 25GB||25GB||25GB|
|Includes premium parental control features
(Norton Family Premier)
|Remotely locate your missing smartphone or tablet||•||•||•||•|
|Set off a ‘scream’ alert to quickly find your mobile devices||•||•||•||•|
|Lets you safely shop and bank online||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Block spam, unsafe websites, and unwanted calls/texts||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Helps stop unwanted access to your personal information||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Email, chat, and surf the web without worry||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Stop viruses, spyware and other threats before they can do damage||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
Which new Norton Security product is right for you?
Norton now offers its best protection across your many devices so you can explore everything the web has to offer – all without fear of having your computers, smartphones, and tablets compromised in any way.
The transition path can be determined by two factors: features needed, and a number of devices that need protection. Or, it can be based on the current Norton software being used. For the users that want to make their decision based on which Norton software they are using now, here is the recommendation:
|If you were using:
|If you were using:
|If you were using:
For more details about how the services stand when compared, check our Norton Security Standard vs. Norton Security Deluxe vs. Norton Security Premium page that outlines the differences between the two editions.
1Restrictions apply. Availability varies by country. Must be enrolled in automatic renewal service online. See Norton.com/guarantee for details
2Additional prorated fee may apply
3Symantec provides free 24×7 chat and phone support for a period of your valid subscription. For full details, go to Norton.com/globalsupport.