Norton Internet Security - Norton Antivirus 2008 Launches:Symantec has added new shields against malware and Web vulnerabilities in the latest versions of Norton Internet Security and Norton AntiVirus software.
The 2008 versions of the products include a feature called Browser Defender, a behavioral-based technology that defends against drive-by downloads and other threats targeting vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer.
"The notion behind the technology was there's thousands of exploits and the exploits change on a daily basis, but there's only a handful of vulnerabilities—for IE there's 39 vulnerabilities," said Rowan Trollope, senior vice president of consumer products at Symantec.
Other enhancements include Norton Identity Safe, which is aimed at protecting personal information when a user is buying, banking or browsing online. It enables users to control which information is shared with Web sites, and it fills in passwords automatically to thwart keylogging software, company officials said.
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