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Kudos0

Two VPNs?

I have a Norton 360 subscription.  On my iPhone, I have IOS 13 and I am running what appears to be Norton Security.  I added Norton Secure VPN.  When I go to Settings --> General --> VPN, it seems to show that I have TWO VPN programs running.  One is seemingly attached to Norton Security; the other is for Norton Secure VPN.  Should I have TWO VPN's?  What should I be running on this iPhone?

The software shows:

Norton Mobile Security 1.7.2.1367 (Norton 360 Premium)

and

Norton Secure VPN 3.3.7.2045

I get the feeling I'm supposed to have one or the other but not both.  So, what is this setup doing and how should I be running?  Thanks, everyone!

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Kudos0

Re: Two VPNs?

When I go to Settings --> General --> VPN, it seems to show that I have TWO VPN programs running.

This is Normal. What you are seeing is the Norton Secure VPN as one entry.

The other entry for Norton Mobile Security, NMS,  is just the way that Norton is able to provide the Web Protection feature. NMS installs an 'on device' VPN so it has access to the iOS programming APIs necessary to provide the feature. It is not an actual VPN and does not provide any VPN features.

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

Re: Two VPNs?

OK, Thanks.  So that I'm clear, I need both.  One is a real VPN, the other is just for the security part.  Having both configurations is OK.

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Kudos0

Re: Two VPNs?

Correct.

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