Symantec releases Norton Internet Security for Mac 4.0

Symantec releases Norton Internet Security for Mac 4.0

When it comes to OS X antivirus and security software, there aren't a whole lot of options or vendors out there, probably because Mac users are a bit less likely to want antivirus software. That attitude is gradually changing, though, as Mac owners are beginning to take notice of various security applications. One such application is Symantec's Norton Internet Security for Mac 4.0, a suite of security software with a long name and a variety of security features that was recently re-released.

The last version of NIS for OS X was released in 2003, and given the changes to OS X and the security landscape in that time, version 4.0 is more of a new release than an update. In fact, it's a bit like AIM 1.0, although NIS has the distinction of actually being useful. The suite combines the antivirus functionality of Norton AntiVirus with the Norton Confidential application, and also adds a firewall to the mix. As a result, NIS provides virus, phishing, and spyware protection. The package can also protect files, watch for Internet worms, automatically update its list of malicious IP addresses, keep an eye on your applications, and bake you holiday cookies.


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