Norton Security Products Feedback

Today I received some great feedback on my previous rant about Norton products. Here, just take a gander for yourselves:

Kurt writes:
I am a techie myself (I own a computer store and do systems engineering, too). I’ve been a subscriber for many years now. Anyway, I would like to encourage you to check out a product I have been thoroughly impressed with over the last year. I, too, seriously distain the Norton Security products and un-install them every chance I get!!

Norman Virus Control comes to the US from Oslo, Norway and provides a number of solutions at a price point that doesn’t break the bank. It also has proved to be rock solid across over 500 instalations in both residential (single) deployments and in commercial deployments where I protect Exchange servers as well as workstations. It just works… and well.

The website to review it is, and I would really encourage you guys to check it out. Nothing works quite as well, and with their patented “sandbox” technology there is a great chance of catching zero-day viruses even without a definition file.

Good Luck, and keep up the great work!

Flora Writes:
I totally agree with you. I became disenchanted with NAV (and also McAfee) when I saw how many of my friends had them disabled by “attacks”. I did some investigation and I have some alternatives for the readers as well. AVAST 4 is free for personal use and works great – has a small footprint and detects as well (or better) than NAV or McAfee. Then for those who want to pay for an excellent antivirus program – check out Kaspersky Labs – they have Antivirus as well as a full security suite.

Well – that’s my 2 cents worth for the day.

Tinu writes:
Amen. I despised Norton when I was working at the IMF, and I still hate it now. I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt when I got a better PC and I doubt I’ve ever made a poorer judgement call.

One question about PC-cillin – is it a resource hog? I haven’t been by pc retro to upgrade my memory yet and my free Norton trial(s and tribulation) are almost up.)

Matt’s note: (I’d try the trial and see for yourself. My machines are pretty fast, so its hard to say)

BH writes:
I didn’t see you mention that symantec recently bought Sygate. (probably to sub for their own lame firewall.)

(Matt’s note: Hmm, was not aware of this purchase. I will however look into it)