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Kudos0

NORTON ID SAFE as paid, "standalone" product?

I personally would like to see a paid version for this app and wonder if something may be in the works someday regarding a paid standalone password keeper offered by Norton. If there is, please enlighten me, thanks in advance, Rousseau32.
IE v11, Chrome v 36.Symantec End Point Protection, Norton ID Safe. Windows 7 64x, ISP:CableOne.

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Kudos0

Re: NORTON ID SAFE as paid, "standalone" product?

I personally would like to see a paid version for this app and wonder if something may be in the works someday regarding a paid standalone password keeper offered by Norton. If there is, please enlighten me, thanks in advance, Rousseau32.
IE v11, Chrome v 36.Symantec End Point Protection, Norton ID Safe. Windows 7 64x, ISP:CableOne.
Kudos0

Re: NORTON ID SAFE as paid, "standalone" product?

There is a free standalone product and it has no limitaions or missing features as far as I can tell.

Dave

Kudos0

Re: NORTON ID SAFE as paid, "standalone" product?

DaveH, I would much rather pay for a straight forward password keeper that has some support and 411 for and some assurance of app stability.. and lastly, does not embed other 3rd parties into the app.
IE v11, Chrome v 36.Symantec End Point Protection, Norton ID Safe. Windows 7 64x, ISP:CableOne.
Kudos0

Re: NORTON ID SAFE as paid, "standalone" product?

Perhaps you could post your suggestion in the Product Suggestions board.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: NORTON ID SAFE as paid, "standalone" product?

I agree with the replies provided already, however I have my own ideas:

First of all, some folks say I have some weird ideas - but I feel Identity Safe is headed to a  totally Stand Alone entitiy with the progression I have seen over the past few years.

Why do I suggest this?

  • More and more settings are being moved out of the GUI of N 360 and NIS which it is incorporated  with.  Some of you may remember all the settings were in the GUI in past versions and are slowly being migrated to the NTB's Vault is Open and the 3 dots function which in fact get farther away from the GUI settings.
  • There is currently a Stand Alone version available that can function without the "turn it on and configure" available with the GUI of N 360 and NIS.  Too bad the Stand Alone is not an option if you have N 360 or NIS installed.
  • Of course it makes no sense to me for Norton to offer a fully functional Stand Alone Version free which is the same as what others are paying for, so Norton may just go ahead and try to sell you a Stand Alone "Pro" (from lack of a better name) with added features/support just like similar Password Managers are doing.  Last Pass comes to mind.
  • Identity Safe is progressing in capabilities - such as the Auto-backup with the Online Vault, so users do not have to remember to Export (backup) their data. 
  • The continued increase in capabilites could be what would makes the Stand Alone Version worth the money.  For example, let's say the Stand Alone Identity Safe "Pro" of the future includes the ability to select a Local, an Online Vault or both and the ability to auto backup either or both.

It woud be something that Norton would have to work out, but does have a lot of possibilities

Kudos0

Re: NORTON ID SAFE as paid, "standalone" product?

FWIW

One of the reasons I keep renewing my license w NIS is because the ID Safe is integrated into NIS.

I like submitting my password directly to the NIS UI before I open my browser. 

So, if the ID Safe goes stand alone.

I'll have a Norton Toolbar and an ID Safe Toolbar.   Nope, I likes it just the way it is.

Well, I said my piece.  Now, I'll go have a snack.

bjm_

Kudos0

Re: NORTON ID SAFE as paid, "standalone" product?


bjm_ wrote:

FWIW

One of the reasons I keep renewing my license w NIS is because the ID Safe is integrated into NIS.

I like submitting my password directly to the NIS UI before I open my browser. 

So, if the ID Safe goes stand alone.

I'll have a Norton Toolbar and an ID Safe Toolbar.   Nope, I likes it just the way it is.

Well, I said my piece.  Now, I'll go have a snack.

bjm_


Hi bjm_,

FYI, with the stand-alone version currently available you can start / open the vault without opening a browser as it is a seperate program, not just a plugin.

Cheers.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: NORTON ID SAFE as paid, "standalone" product?

Krusty13 wrote:

Hi bjm_,

FYI, with the stand-alone version currently available you can start / open the vault without opening a browser as it is a separate program, not just a plugin.


Okay, score one for your side.

I've never seen the product....so, where does the stand alone Vault Toolbar fit in.

Above or below the Norton Toolbar. 

Norton is not gonna' give up prominent real estate displaying their logo and SafeWeb rating.

So, do I end  up with another Toolbar  that can't be moved in Firefox. 

Do I end up with another running service and another startup item.

Kudos0

Re: NORTON ID SAFE as paid, "standalone" product?


bjm_ wrote:

Krusty13 wrote:

Hi bjm_,

FYI, with the stand-alone version currently available you can start / open the vault without opening a browser as it is a separate program, not just a plugin.


Okay, score one for your side.  No, not my sideI want a local vault returned in NS and NSwB which are currently in beta.

I've never seen the product....so, where does the stand alone Vault Toolbar fit in.  There is an icon in the System Tray, or you can double-click the desktop shortcut.  Of course you can still open the vault in the same way you do with NIS / N360, by clicking the VAULT IS CLOSED link on the toolbar.

Above or below the Norton Toolbar. 

Norton is not gonna' give up prominent real estate displaying their logo and SafeWeb rating.  No more real estate, see above.

So, do I end  up with another Toolbar  that can't be moved in Firefox. 


I am on a system with another AV now which has the stand-alone ID Safe.  As you can see it is exactly the same as NIS / N360.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: NORTON ID SAFE as paid, "standalone" product?

Hi Krusty13

I didn't mean "score one for your side" like we were in a tug of war re something that's beyond are control.

But, after having seeing how well it integrates into the existing Toolbar and your description.

I can sense why some feel it may go the way of a stand alone product.

Moving all the config controls out of Norton product Settings to the Toolbar.

And no Cloud Vault for NSS users....

The stand alone add a running service and a startup item though .... correct ?

I'm a man, but I can change, If I have to, I guess.

Kudos0

Re: NORTON ID SAFE as paid, "standalone" product?

I have no desire to remove the vault from within NS and / or NSwB, and so far that isnt the direction the beta is heading.

Yes, there is a process called NST.exe *32 which is currently using 8324 K.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: NORTON ID SAFE as paid, "standalone" product?

Krusty13 wrote:

I have no desire to remove the vault from within NS and / or NSwB, and so far that isn't the direction the beta is heading.

Yes, there is a process called NST.exe *32 which is currently using 8324 K.

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The OP wrote << I would much rather pay for a straight forward password keeper that has some support and 411 for and some assurance of app stability >>

Paid or free // stand alone or integral to NS / NSwB we'd all want a straight forward password keeper that has some support and some assurance of app stability.

Kudos1 Stats

Re: NORTON ID SAFE as paid, "standalone" product?

I think most people would be happy if ID safe and the Toolbar, worked the way they should !........

One reason I don't use it. The older one was way better.

Windows 10 Home X 64
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Re: NORTON ID SAFE as paid, "standalone" product?


bjm_ wrote:

Krusty13 wrote:

I have no desire to remove the vault from within NS and / or NSwB, and so far that isn't the direction the beta is heading.

Yes, there is a process called NST.exe *32 which is currently using 8324 K.

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The OP wrote << I would much rather pay for a straight forward password keeper that has some support and 411 for and some assurance of app stability >>

Paid or free // stand alone or integral to NS / NSwB we'd all want a straight forward password keeper that has some support and some assurance of app stability.


I find this funny to a certain degree.  Why?

IMHO, the Local Vault is the best Identity Safe function that has existed and still does in Comcast's Norton Security Suite and on some of the users systems who have maintained the Local Vault.  Why Norton has (attempted to) take that option away fro users is hard to understand/swallow.

Others may chime in who have had different experiences,  but I can state that I have used the Local Vault with IE 10 on three different systems running both Win 7 (2 desktops) and Vista (laptop) for the past few years with no problems what so ever with signing in, losing log-ins during update/upgrades, and other situations experienced with the Online Vault.

True I do not have the luxury of using the Local Vault with other devices, but perhaps the thought development of a "paid"  Local Stand Alone Multi-Device Identity Safe might be the way to go.  Each device would have it's own Local Vault and with a little work by the user, could be maintained with the same log-ins (possibly having to use Export/Import) or maybe even having the auto-backup as the Online Vault currently has - making them importable into another device.

To me the suggested options are unlimited.  Just thinking - what about adding the option to have both Local and Online Vaults with the paid "Stand Alone Multi-Device Identity Safe " ?

I will copy and paste this post into the Local Vault thread on the Product Suggestion Board.

Kudos0

Re: NORTON ID SAFE as paid, "standalone" product?

Hello All

I got the impression based upon the OP

<< I would much rather pay for a straight forward password keeper that has some support and 411 for and some assurance of app stability >>

and based upon the Topics that populate to the Identity Safe Forum that users were having issues.

As yank mentioned.  I also have never had any issues with my Local ID Safe / Vault

Respectfully

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