Symantec folds nine Norton products into one service
A single product, Norton Security, can be used across Windows, OS X, Android and iOS
By Jeremy Kirk
August 18, 2014 09:27 PM ET
IDG News Service - Symantec will consolidate its cluttered Norton line of security software, folding nine products into one online service that can be used across desktop computers and mobile devices. The product, in beta now, will simply be called "Norton Security" and cost $79 a year when it goes on sale in North America on Sept. 23, said Gerry Egan, senior director of product management. It replaces Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus and Norton360, among others.Symantec, one of the largest security vendors, has been working for more than a year to revise its product line as it faces strong competition in the low-margin consumer antivirus business. Over the years, Symantec added new products as new threats emerged, but people had trouble figuring out which product was the right one for them.