Symantec has announced an upgraded line of products built for Mac OS X: Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 8.0, Norton Personal Firewall for Mac OS 2.0, Norton Internet Security for Macintosh 2.0, Norton Utilities for Macintosh 7.0 and Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh 2.0.
Norton AntiVirus 8.0 provides Auto Protect, SafeZone scanning and repair, LiveUpdate scheduling via Norton Scheduler and command line scanning.
Norton Personal Firewall for Macintosh 2.0, designed to protect Macs from unauthorised access, includes a new stealth mode that makes computers invisible to hackers on the Internet.
Norton AntiVirus 8.0 and Norton Personal Firewall will be available for an estimated retail price of $US69.95 each, with an upgrade price of $39.95.
Norton Internet Security for Macintosh 2.0 is a product suite designed to safeguard Mac users from a variety of Internet threats. Version 2.0 also adds the ability to limit online flash advertising. "It blocks 80 to 90 per cent of ad protocols," Loomstein said. "It blocks banner ads and popup ads, so speeds up your browser."
News source: PC World