“With the release of Windows 8 it’s important to recognise that consumers still need a comprehensive security solution – not just basic antivirus,” said Chris Christiansen, Program Vice President for IDC's Security Products and Services group.
“The types of threats most prevalent today are very sophisticated, complex and use social engineering to prey on consumer habits, so it’s crucial that security solutions not only address the current threat landscape, but also the latest trends in technology. By providing a more secure environment and optimised performance bfor Windows 8, Norton is improving and simplifying the user experience for consumers adopting this new platform.”
According to third-party testing, when paired with Norton, Windows 8 is 50 percent faster and 20 percent safer than with Windows Defender. In addition, testing showed that Norton was able to correctly detect and block all the threats that Windows Defender failed to recognise. For more commentary on Windows 8security, please visit the Norton Protection Blog.
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