Last Updated: Nov - 23 - 2020

Overview

Norton’s newest security package offers true 360-degree protection thanks to the inclusion of a number of important features that make it an even more competitive antivirus package. The great news is that what we gain, in terms of new features, isn’t lost in terms of cost. This means that Norton is still delivering excellent all-around value as one of the most well-known and experienced antivirus makers in the world.

Features

Today’s online threats are a lot more versatile than they were in the past, and Norton has been taking substantial steps to ensure that its internet protection suite is adapted to this harsh new reality. The addition of the LifeLock anti-identity theft feature, VPNs, Dark Web Monitoring and Credit Monitoring really help Norton stand out when compared to its best competitors. At the same time, we’re still getting Norton’s hallmark antivirus and malware protection, backed by one of the largest civilian cyber intelligence networks in the world. This means quick updates on the most critical threats out there. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve probably noticed that these threats are becoming fairly frequent, headlining major news outlets on a regular basis.

LifeLock Identity Alert System – Identity theft is a major concern for anyone using the internet today. These concerns are growing every year, especially when many identity-sensitive websites and social networks have seen major leaks of private information in recent years and months. This information can be used by identity thieves to cause major trouble, so we naturally want to protect ourselves. This great addition to Norton notifies you every time your personal information has been used to apply for a credit card or other financial services.

Parental Controls – This has always been one of Norton’s strong points, and the new 360 version continues the tradition. You can expect easy controls to ensure that your children’s online experience stays safe, all while being a great opportunity to create a positive conversation on responsible online behavior, such as exposing private information or staying away from dangerous sites. As a parent, you have easy access to monitor online activity as well as receive email alerts.

Password Manager – It seems that today every service will require you to register an account and login. That’s bad enough, but we’re also tasked with creating unique and hard-to-guess passwords for each one while still trying to remember them all. Norton makes this nuisance go away with a simple and intuitive password manager. Easily create, store and use passwords and maintain your credentials safe.

SafeCam – One of our biggest fears is someone hijacking our webcam and using it to spy on us. Norton’s solution is SafeCam, an added feature that will notify you if there is an attempt to access your webcam and help to block any attempts to activate it from afar.

Million Dollar Protection Package – Norton is so convinced that it has your online security covered, that they’re offering up to $1M in reimbursements for cases of identity theft, including personal expenses and lawyers or experts to help resolve your case. Take note that coverage varies between different packages.

Norton has also upped its secure cloud backup to 100 GB, giving you plenty of space to store and protect important documents from hard-drive malfunction, lost or stolen devices, or even ransomware, a particularly malicious method of blocking access to your files and asking for money in return for their recovery.

Value For Money

Norton made a bold statement by including so many advanced features at such a low price point, especially when going for the top Norton 360 with LifeLock Select package. It includes all of the new and highly important features, such as the Dark Web Monitoring, LifeLock and Million Dollar Protection package at just $8.33 if you pay annually for up to 5 devices. If you don’t have the need for all of these security features or have only 1 device, you can always go for Norton’s Antivirus Plus, 360 Standard or 360 Deluxe packages, all available starting at $40 per year. Note that as of this writing, you can get 50% taken off the Norton 360 with LifeLock Select (the highest-tier package), making it the best offer of the bunch.

Customer Service

Norton has been in the forefront of antivirus software development for nearly 30 years and it can be felt throughout the entire process. You can expect clear directions, easy use and plenty of online experts available to assist you 24/7. But most importantly, you’ll be getting up-to-the-minute updates on the latest and most damaging threats out there, be it a virus, a worm, or patchable hardware exploit. Furthermore, if you go for the 360 with LifeLock Select package (now 50% off), you’ll get the Million Dollar Protection feature which includes financial and technical support from lawyers and experts.

Final Score:
EXCELLENT
9.8