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Kudos0

Advice sought:

Subscription for trial NIS about to runout and am thinking of getting 360.

What is the better product NIS or 360?

What are the differnces and andvantages of each?

Thanks

AlanL

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Kudos0

Re: Advice sought:

Subscription for trial NIS about to runout and am thinking of getting 360.

What is the better product NIS or 360?

What are the differnces and andvantages of each?

Thanks

AlanL

Kudos0

Re: Advice sought:


AlanL wrote:

Subscription for trial NIS about to runout and am thinking of getting 360.

What is the better product NIS or 360?

What are the differnces and andvantages of each?

Thanks

AlanL


Norton360 is a mor complete NIS2008.Maybe this will help.http://www.symantec.com/norton/products/overview.jsp?pcid=os&pvid=n3602
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Kudos0

Re: Advice sought:

hi AlanL - i'm with Stu on this one - 360v2 is more complete; does a lot of nice housekeeping (temp files and internet cache) and productivity (rather than disaster) backups online. and i don't think nis has anything n360v2 doesn't... can anyone confirm that one?

mel 

Kudos0

Re: Advice sought:

Actually, NIS does have a few things 360 doesn't. NIS does a full deep system scan checking for virus. Ever notice how quickly N360 does it's virus scan? And, NIS has the Norton Protection Center where you find a central location to easily check overall protection.

 

Now N360 has some additional things too (for an extra $20+). It can backup files, restore files, remove temp/internet cashe files, discover new files and back them up automatically,and backs up automatically important files to a secure online service.

  

I think it all depends on what you are looking for. The computer guru will probably be unhappy when N360 does things without letting you know about it, which for the average user is fine. They are happy when the computer is safe and running smoothly. N360 defrags and optimizes your computer and gets rid of clutter and fine tunes your system. Symantec is really pushing N360.This is the second year for it and it keeps getting better.

 

For a real comparison take a look at the following chart:

http://www.symantec.com/norton/theme.jsp?themeid=compchart-most-popular

Kudos0

Re: Advice sought:

Howdy,

donahu1 pretty much nailed it: NIS and 360 are roughly equal from a pure security perspective, though they do have different user interfaces for these features (i.e. the products look different and the settings are located in different places). The big difference in terms of capabilities is that 360 offers a series of system backup features and performance tuning/optimization tools that NIS does not. So while NIS provides everything you need to protect your system, 360 does this too but also helps you maintain your system performance and ensures you have a reliable backup for your system (either online or offline).

Hope this helps,

Dave 

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