NIS 2012 Rating by Consumer Reports
05-07-2012 07:28 AM
In its June 2012 issue, Consumer Reports ranked Norton Internet Security 2012 in the middle of the pack of paid security suites (eighth out of 14), and gave NIS its worst rating of Poor for "Updating," which they explain "shows how quickly the product is able to protect against new malware."
Historically, most every testing organization out there has consistently placed Norton at or near the top of the rankings. And every time I open my NIS, it shows that the most recent update was within the past few minutes, so it's not like I'm waiting days for updates to deal with new threats. Does anybody have insight as to how CR tested Norton, and why it received a mediocre rating overall and a poor one in that particular category?