Amazon: Norton 360 price will be nearly triple OneCare

Amazon.com has begun taking orders for Norton 360, Symantec's consumer all-in-one security suite and competitor to Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare and McAfee's Total Protection. According to Amazon's website, Norton 360 will now ship March 16 – previously the site reported February 26, but Symantec alerted Amazon of the mistake. The suite, which has been in development for more than a year, will be sold at Amazon as a three-PC subscription for $76.99. Amazon is offering OneCare 1.5 at $39.99. Both Symantec and Microsoft offer $20 rebates (Visa-only for Symantec) which drops the final costs to $56.99 and $19.99, respectively. Symantec and McAfee are attempting to respond to last year's release of Microsoft OneCare, which broke pricing ground when it announced a $49.95 three-PC annual subscription. If price is anything to go by, Symantec is going nowhere.

News source: ComputerWorld

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