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Keep local vault option

I see that the identity vault  or N360 for 2013 is now meant to be completely cloud based.  I think that taking away the option for local is an error.  Not everyone wants or needs that option.  If the local vault is not supported in the future, I will be one customer leaving Norton.  Some information needs to be unhackable.

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Kudos0

Re: Keep local vault option

hi

this is not where this fourm gos  i have asked the Moderator too move it

Kudos0

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Hello David, I was a bit happy to see this post as I had actually come to this forum/topic for this exact reason. From a perspective that IDSafe is a feature that is used across several A/V programs I would rather see it here rather than in a program specific forum... I do understand if your statement is made from the thinking that this is a suggestion and that there would be a more appropriate area for that. However it is my hope that a post such as this would illicit not only other people that have issue with this now being moved entirely online but also other options that people may not otherwise know about such as if it is possible to move a local vault to another computer or any other ways to get around having everything online.

I think it is great that you are helping keep things organized and I am sure that the moderator's greatly appreciate it as well.

(Edit add) And the fact that it makes it difficult to find a resolution to the issue at hand, so I understand where you may be coming from :)

Take care,

Mumford68

Kudos0

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Hi mumford68

This post was moved from the N360 board to here. 

http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-360/Keep-local-vault-option/td-p/857044

Cheers,

Dave

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos4 Stats

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Hi all!

The main reason that convinced me to keep using Norton Internet Security for the past three years, was the "Identity Safe" local storage and password encryption, is the feature I liked about the security suite. I believe that eliminating local storage, and file storage as the only option in the Symantec servers, is totally unacceptable. It is a security leak in itself, because it transfers ownership of that information to the person who has admin access to servers where such information is stored, this information being exposed to unauthorized access.

If Symantec does not think about the matter, and choose not to offer the option of local storage in NIS2013, I will change my security suite for 2013 and buy Kaspersky Pure, which does offer local storage in password management.

Best regards.

Kudos2 Stats

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There is another mindset now in place at Symantec – It’s been in place for a while.  There is a new rot that spans all facets from the corporate head down every branch of company management.  Seems rather sad that the few remaining (and still profitable) corners of the decaying Symantec empire, such as the consumer divisions of Norton and PowerQuest (Ghost), are being systematically destroyed by the same poor decision making practices coupled with an unwavering arrogance and self-righteousness that has brought mediocrity (and eventual un-usability) to all the other facets of the company’s product offerings.  Symantec would rather see a total failure of yet another entire product line than admit in any way that they have erred.  They are obviously locked into a suicidal downward spiral of narcissistically reinforced self-destruction.  Just look to the Norton Protection Blogs and read through the most recent additions.  Ironic that all they can muster are narcissistic diatribes on how wonderful these "improvements" are, and belittlements pointed at Microsoft and Windows 8 security features.  At least Windows 8 functions – That’s something that’s rather difficult to claim about Norton 2013 products and all those "wonderful improvements"…

John

Kudos0

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Mountain_Cougar wrote:
It is a security leak in itself, because it transfers ownership of that information to the person who has admin access to servers where such information is stored, this information being exposed to unauthorized access.

That is not quite accurate.  The provider of the servers is entrusted with the safekeeping of the data, but does not own it.  Moreover, access to the server does not mean access to the stored information, because only the account holder, and no one else, has the password that is needed to decrypt the data.

Kudos3 Stats

Re: Keep local vault option

Good day;

VERY UNHAPPY with cloud based IDSafe.  We operate a large national & secure Intranet, where we used Norton A/V etc...+ Norton IDSafe.  

Now we have to switch to another solution...    We can't upgrade to Norton 2003 because of the cloud vault !

Great; more expenses, more work...   Thank you Norton (Symantec) for your brilliant ideas !  

The least you could have done was to give your clients the CHOICE of local or online vault !   Remove your blinders!

Hope you post a patch (local vault) before this month is over, or Norton is completely out of our environment.

VERY DISAPPOINTED.

Kudos0

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1.  Got an auto- patch last week in my fresh Norton360 2013 at home.  Don't know what it was for.   (Was it for IDSafe LOCAL Vault reinstored ?)     Maybe the fix I need on our secure MAN....

2.  About the same day, I also imported my latest IDSafe backup from a N360 2012 (.CSV, I believe), to my Norton360 2013

Since then,>>>>>>>>>>    I DO have my LOCAL Vault again.  Yeaaaaaahhhhhhhh!    At long last.

Just not sure what fixed it.      But I don't care anymore ...I have LOCAL vault again   !!!!    lol

Thank you.

Kudos0

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There certainly has been no indication from Norton that they were going to ever make a change to allow all users to have a local vault again.  You would think the after all the complaints they would make a big deal about it if they were going to do it.  I certainly hope it's true but...

Kudos0

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Electro wrote:

1.  Got an auto- patch last week in my fresh Norton360 2013 at home.  Don't know what it was for.   (Was it for IDSafe LOCAL Vault reinstored ?)     Maybe the fix I need on our secure MAN....

2.  About the same day, I also imported my latest IDSafe backup from a N360 2012 (.CSV, I believe), to my Norton360 2013

Since then,>>>>>>>>>>    I DO have my LOCAL Vault again.  Yeaaaaaahhhhhhhh!    At long last.

Just not sure what fixed it.      But I don't care anymore ...I have LOCAL vault again   !!!!    lol

Thank you.


The updates you saw may have been for the Firefox Toolbar.

Norton has said there will be no ongoing support for the local vault. If you upgraded from V6 (2012) and had the local vault active, you would still have access to the local vault.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

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NVM !   Sorry, boy, was I wrong !  

Brain fart.    DIsregard.    :-(     Still must logon online for Vault to open.   Darn.      At least I can Export my data to files, and Import it too.

Darn...    I was so happy for a minute !     Grrrrrrrrrr......  BACK TO SQUARE ONE !!!!!

Kudos0

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Maybe, but I don't have Firefly (fox) or whatever.       :-)

Kudos0

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Electro wrote:

Maybe, but I don't have Firefly (fox) or whatever.       :-)


As far as I know, the downloads are not tailored for the individual computer. ie, Everyone will get the Firefox Toolbar support even if you do not have Firefox.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

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