07-21-2008 04:42 PM
You could go back to the earliest messages in the Community as well as in the Public Beta folders and probably get some statements from Norton there.
Or you could wait -- if it is safe -- and sell him on NIS 2009.
Does he want/need all the bells and whistles of tweaking or does he want fit and forget?
That's the primary question IMO and shows the choice between NIS and N360.
07-21-2008 05:52 PM
07-22-2008 02:30 PM
Ditto to everything Dave Coleman said...
The additional protection from drive-by downloads with the Symantec Browser Protection is one of those key benefits that is under the hood in Norton 2008 products. This adds an additional layer of protection for Norton 2008 customers everyday from websites attempting to infect users that visit them. It used to be you had to go to 'bad' websites... now mainstream sites you visit today could can contain malicious threats. The threat landscape has changed significantly when NIS 2006 was out and our products/technology continue to evolve with it.
Here are a few good resources to check out:
Story from PC World on Unpatched Web Browsers Prevalent on the Internet
That one reason alone (coupled with all the other improvements) is worth making the switch!
Symantec Security Response
07-23-2008 12:34 AM
Great question ...
Straight up - ignore reviews ... the ones on this product that I saw (and I read a heap) were utter gibberish.
They seemed terribly interested in colour schemes far ore so than whether the product works as advertised - and it does that brilliantly.
Most of the version changes are under the hood where an average user won't notice. Let's face it ... it's a firwall, AV and security product - not a game.
Symantec staffers - could you please make sure I'm able to link to my post on driveby bhacking efforts on aother thread. A user asked for help because she landed on a malware site. During the research process, I was attacked plenty of times - mostly from sites advertising free AV solutions.
Hackers / criminals are altering their methods. The good guys are always playing catch up ... it's how the game works.
Hope this works ... look here. It *should* contain the thread / post on an emerging security threat. NIS2008 blocked them all ... never surf the net without it :)
Once you read my other post ... see if you client is prepared against these threats.
No company should fail to provide the best security for their business ... it is as absurd as leaving the door open and putting out a sign that read, "Over hear ... the money is under the matress. " <g>