Symantec set to roll out Norton Net security suite

Almost a week after it released the new version of its flagship antivirus product, Symantec Corp. Tuesday unveiled Norton Internet Security 2002, an integrated firewall, privacy, antivirus and content filtering suite.

Aimed at home users and small businesses, Norton Internet Security 2002 includes a firewall for use with always-on broadband Internet connections. Machines connected to the Internet this way are among the most appealing to attackers. The firewall blocks incoming connection attempts, detects common attack techniques such as port scans and blocks them, and can be configured to prohibit applications from establishing a connection to the Internet, Symantec said.

New privacy features in Norton Internet Security 2002 block personal information from being sent over the Web in cookies, and filter that information from being sent by instant message, Symantec said. Users are able to designate which Web sites are allowed to receive and send cookies on a site-by-site basis, the company said.

The software also includes Norton AntiVirus 2002, an updated suite of virus-fighting tools that include e-mail filtering, script blocking and automatic updating.

Lastly, the package includes parental control features that allow parents to block access to Web sites, Symantec said. This feature comes with a list of sites to be blocked generated by Symantec and is accessible and modifiable by parents. The software will also block objectionable content sent through instant message and by peer-to-peer networks, the company said.

In addition to new features, Norton Internet Security 2002 also adds support for a new platform: Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP. The suite offers multiuser support, allowing each user to log on with a user name and password combination to access a different set of preferences and options.

Both Norton Personal Firewall and Norton AntiVirus are available as separate products, but the versions included in Norton Internet Security are the same as those sold on their own.

Norton Internet Security 2002 will be available in North America in September, with a worldwide release in October. The suite will cost US$69.96, though an upgrade rebate of $30 is available to users of other Norton products or those sold by certain competitors.

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