norton Norton announces Tablet Security and new updates for Norton Mobile Security

Norton by Symantec has announced the Norton Tablet Security and new updates for Norton Mobile Security for Android users. Both incorporate the new Web-based Anti-Theft feature whereby users can remote locate and lock their devices via a web browser.

norton Norton announces Tablet Security and new updates for Norton Mobile Security

Today, Norton by Symantec has announced the availability of the Norton Tablet Security and new updates for Norton Mobile Security, which include a new “Scream” feature that helps users find a lost or stolen phone quickly. Designed for the Android platform,

Norton Tablet Security

Designed for Android tablets, the Norton Tablet Security is a new offering that aims to protect the device, user's privacy and important data against loss, theft, viruses and other threats. It is available through leading IT retailers.

Features:
– Web-based Anti-Theft – By logging in through a web browser, Users can access anti-theft features that include the ability to remotely lock a lost or stolen device, preventing information from being stolen, simply from their web browser. You can also add a default or custom “device lost” message to the lock screen. On top of that, you can locate the lost or stolen tablet on a map, which shows the device’s most recent locations. For those who want to see who may have their device, the “Sneak Peek” feature remotely takes a photo using the front-facing tablet camera and uploads the picture to the anti-theft site that stores and displays the most recent pictures.

– Anti-Malware – Automatically scans all the apps and app updates downloaded to the mobile device and SD card for threats.

– Web Protection – Norton Safe Web technology alerts on fraudulent and malicious websites, protecting the device from content accessed or downloaded over mobile networks and Wi-Fi connections, without slowdowns or interruptions.

Norton Mobile Security

The updated Mobile Security now includes web-based anti-theft functions and a “Scream” locator feature that lets users send a text to their missing phone to remotely activate an alarm, helping them locate their device. Users who have already purchased a version of Norton Mobile Security will receive these new feature updates through their existing product subscription.

Features:
– SMS-Based Antitheft features – In addition to the “Scream” locator feature, users can remotely locate, lock and wipe their device through SMS commands. Users can also create a buddy list, specifying trusted contacts (like friends or family) who can send an unlock code through their phone.

– Web-Based Antitheft features: Users can remotely locate and lock their device through the antitheft.norton.com web portal. The “Lost Notice” web-based feature allows users to display a customizable message to anyone who finds the missing device so the owner can make arrangements to get it back. Norton Mobile Security also includes a “Sneak Peek” feature that remotely takes a photo using the front-facing camera and uploads the picture to the anti-theft site.

– Privacy features – Protects personal information from phishing scams and allows users to avoid unwanted communications. Users can browse safely while Norton Safe Web technology alerts on fraudulent and malicious websites, protecting the device from content accessed or downloaded over mobile networks and Wi-Fi connections, without slowdowns or interruptions. Call and text blocker also let users block calls and text messages from specific people or phone numbers.

– Anti-Malware – Automatically scans all the apps and app updates downloaded to the mobile device and SD card for threats.

Pricing and Availability

The Norton Tablet Security and Norton Mobile Security are available from today at leading IT retailers in Singapore at S$19.90 each with one year of protection. Both are available in the following languages: US English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese.