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Norton 360 5.0 goes live

All-in-one security suite now available for public testing

Norton 360 5.0 goes live
Symantec releases the new Norton 360 5.0 for public beta testing.

Symantec has released its new all-in-one security suite, Norton 360 version 5.0, for public beta testing.

Norton 360 beta uses the safety systems found in Norton Internet Security 2011 and includes the Norton reputation-based security technology, Norton Insight 2.0. 

Norton Insight is designed to check where and when programs came from to quickly stop new malicious programs from attacking the users computer. According to the company, Norton was tested by a third party lab, Dennis Labs and ranked first in real world threat detection.

"Full protection online requires a combination of the right security solution, identity protection, reliable backups, and regular PC maintenance," said Jens Meggers, vice president of engineering, Norton products.  "But a recent study conducted by Norton shows that 62% of adults worldwide don't use strong passwords and 69% don't regularly backup, which are important steps to take to stay secure online.  Norton 360 makes it easy for consumers to take these actions, plus more, to ensure their files, photos, and important documents are protected."

Also in Norton 360 beta is System Insight 2.0, with new Proactive Performance Alerts. These alerts identify programs that overuse system resources and cause users PC's to slowdown. The all-in-one also includes identity protection, automatic backup and PC tuneup features.

Additional security features in Norton 360 5.0 include Download Insight 2.0, which is designed to check every download file for malware before allowing it to run.

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