Symantec To Make Big Push On Mobile Security

    May 27, 2010

Symantec said today it is introducing a new security initiative called "Norton Everywhere" aimed at protecting any Internet connected device.

As part of its Norton Everywhere initiative Symantec is launching Norton Smartphone Security Beta for Android in June. The new mobile application will give users the ability to remotely lock or erase data from the device via text if it is lost.

Janice-Chaffin-Symantec "We are entering a new era where non-PC devices are exploding in numbers, which means more opportunity for cybercriminals. It’s becoming more and more critical for consumers to be protected beyond their PCs," said Janice Chaffin, President Consumer Business Unit, Symantec.

"The Norton Everywhere initiative takes a broad view of how Norton can deliver trust and high value to consumers and address evolving market needs. Symantec’s breadth of resources, partnerships, global reach and brand recognition make it uniquely able to deliver security and more to any Internet-connected device in the world."

Also being released in June is Norton Connect Beta, a free mobile app that can access files archived via Norton Backup from a users iPhone, iPad or Android device.

Norton DNS has been designed to provide a safer, more reliable, and faster Internet experience by offering a variety of basic protection services like antiphishing, antimalware and anti-spyware via Norton verified web filtering.

A new mobile website is now available to mobile users to acces news, videos and downloads from Norton. The new site is available in English and will be available in German and Japanese in June.