Norton security software for smartphones unveiled by Symantec

Norton security software for smartphones unveiled by Symantec
Symantec has unveiled Norton Everywhere, a three-part initiative to take Norton beyond the PC and extend trust to new devices and consumer applications. The initiative spans the areas of mobile safety, web safety across any device and embedded services on smart devices. Products being launched and in the coming weeks include Norton Smartphone Security for Android Beta, Norton Connect Beta and Norton DNS Beta. The company is demonstrating these technologies and other prototypes at its annual investor conference in New York.

Norton Smartphone Security Beta for Android is scheduled to be available in June 2010. This new mobile application will give users the ability to remotely lock or wipe their device from prying eyes via text message in the event of device loss. Users will also benefit from Norton-strength antimalware protection and call blocking for unwanted callers.

Symantec has now joined the partner program of HTC MobilityNow, a division of HTC Corporation, one of the fastest-growing companies in the mobile sector. Symantec and HTC MobilityNow are working in concert for software development and testing on Android and Windows Mobile platforms.

Also scheduled for June release is the Norton Connect Beta, a free mobile application that can access any files archived via Norton Online Backup or Norton 360 from your iPhone, iPad or Android device. With Norton Connect, users can enjoy anytime, anywhere access to files. Users will be able to download Norton Connect Beta from the Android Market or the iPhone App Store.

A new mobile destination is now available for all mobile users to access the latest news, videos, and downloads from Norton. The new site is available in English and will be available in German and Japanese in June.

Scheduled to be available in June, the Norton DNS Beta will be free and widely available. Users can provide safer web access to everyone in the home by either manually changing the DNS settings of their home router or alternatively, by installing a small application (available in June at which will configure Norton DNS automatically.

Also in June, Android users can access Norton DNS Beta for faster, safer web access when on wi-fi via a small, easy-to-install mobile application from the Android Market.
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