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Kudos0

Redundancy

My laptops still require Norton protection when away from the "core" network.  Running Norton software protection and using the "core" network redundant.  In the future does Symantec see a way to suspend the software protection when using the "core" network to reduce the double protection and performance issues?

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Redundancy

The two services are not really duplication. The Core inspects incoming packets, while the software on your computer will inspect incoming and outgoing data. The Core does not provide malware protection for your Windows system, so the software on your devices provides that feature. 

What features are you concerned that are duplicated?

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Kudos0

Re: Redundancy

You have explained how each work and explained my misconception.  Thanks

Kudos0

Re: Redundancy

To be honest. I had the same question as LLHopps.  I was under the impression devices networked to the router would not need software protection.  Hopefully, in future generation routers, someone could figure out how to do it.

Kudos0

Re: Redundancy

The problem with just having the protection in the router is what do you do if you take the device away from home? You would have no protection.

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Kudos0

Re: Redundancy

This was the exact issue I needed an answer for but I now have another question.  I read that I get unlimited device protection but is this only for packet protection or also includes the software for each device.  Currently using Norton Security that allows 10 devices.

Kudos0

Re: Redundancy

This is a question that has been asked here. It seems that there is some confusion about this. I have asked my contacts for confirmation, but so far no news.

Originally, the concept was that you could install the Core Security Plus software, (basically the same software as the Norton Security Premium), on up to 20 devices. PCs, Macs, and mobile devices. Plus an unlimited number of your home automation devices would be protected as they would be hidden from the internet. ie thermostats, fridges, lighting controls, etc.

As you can see from avjohnnie's post near the bottom of the thread I linked, there is now confusion about this information.

I have not heard anyone having more than 20 devices that would need the security software in a home setting. Remember, the home automation devices cannot install any software on them so they would never count in the 20 device limit.

I hope I have not confused you too much.

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Kudos0

Re: Redundancy

Thanks, that answered my questions.  I doubt if I would ever hit 20 devices anyway.

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