With the sudden rise of smartphone users and portable media players having WiFi capability, Symantec took the initiative to extend its services to mobile safety and web safety across any device and embedded services on smart devices.
Products included in the Norton Everywhere initiative are Norton Mobile, Norton DNS and Norton for Smart Devices.
Norton Mobile will address some of today’s most common issues for smartphones, including device loss and data protection by delivering security and non-security offerings for the mobile platform.
There’s the Norton Smartphone Security Beta for Android which will give users the ability to remotely lock or wipe their device via text message in the event of device loss. Users will also benefit from Norton-strength antimalware protection and call blocking for unwanted callers. Expect the same protection for other OS soon.
Norton DNS Beta ““ based on the Domain Name System which acts as the Internet’s invisible switchboard ““ has been designed to provide a safer, more reliable, and faster Internet experience by delivering a variety of basic protection services like antiphishing, antimalware and anti-spyware via Norton verified web filtering.
Android users can access Norton DNS Beta for faster, safer web access when on wi-fi via a small, easy-to-install mobile application from the Android Market.
Norton for Smart Devices
Norton for Smart Devices brings Symantec embedded security and other services into non-PC internet connected media devices such as Blu-ray players, televisions and media streamers, smartphones, home security systems, digital cameras, picture frames and more.
With its strategic partnership with Mocana Corporation, Symantec will be bringing the following solutions to device manufacturers:
- Securely and intelligently update a device’s firmware, operating system and applications
- Remotely support a device in order to drive down a device’s support costs
- Bring secure and robust online storage to a device in order to secure configuration settings, application data and user data.
Non-traditional internet device users can expect great things from Symantec in the near future. Check out the Norton Everywhere site for more info.