Norton Internet Security 2008 Beta for Windows Vista and Windows XP is live and available for download immediately. According to security company Symantec, the makers of Norton, the beta for Norton Internet Security 2008 is designed to integrate seamlessly with all editions of Windows XP and Windows Vista. The security solution will require a system configuration with a “300 MHz or faster processor, 256MB of RAM and
350MB of available hard disk space.” But that should be absolutely no problem if you are already running
Norton Internet Security 2008 is an all-in one security product designed to tailor fit a multitude of scenarios. The suite will enable users to access Norton AntiVirus, Norton Personal Firewall, Norton Antispyware, Norton Identity Safe and Norton Antiphishing.
“Norton Identity Safe keeps your personal information and your identity safe when you buy, bank and browse online. SONAR (Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response) technology delivers behavior-based protection that can detect emerging spyware and viruses even before traditional signature-based definitions are available,” Symantec revealed in the product’s presentation.
Norton Internet Security 2008 Beta’s phishing protection supports only two browsers at this time: Internet Explorer 6.0 and Internet Explorer 7, but only the 32-bit versions and Mozilla Firefox 2.0. Safari 3.0 and household names such as Opera and Netscape have been completely ignored. Norton Internet Security 2008 Beta went live on July 5. Since the security solution is only in beta stage, it is not recommended to install it in production environments.
“Stores and encrypts your passwords and other confidential data, automatically filling it at your request to save time and protect it from being stolen by eavesdropping keystroke loggers. Network security monitoring checks the status of your wireless network security, maps connected devices, and provides expert advice on managing your network security settings,” Symantec added.
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