Remote Offices Get Buff Security

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-09-24 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Symantec's Norton Internet Security 2002 adds protections for instant messaging, as well as new anti-virus and application authentication in a $70 package that mobile users and remote offices can easily use to protect corporate data.

Symantecs Norton Internet Security 2002 adds protections for instant messaging, as well as new anti-virus and application authentication in a $70 package that mobile users and remote offices can easily use to protect corporate data.

The latest version of Norton Internet, released this month, heats up the low-end personal firewall/anti-virus/intrusion product market by loading features that outpower Zone Labs competing ZoneAlarm Pro, which is $40.

Norton Internet Security 2002 nicely integrates anti-virus and application checking tools into the standard array of Internet control utilities found in protection products. In tests, the anti-virus software was easy to use and update. Mobile users outside the corporate firewall will be less likely to act as a conduit of attack through the VPN link.

The product is a cinch to configure; Im confident that even the most technically challenged road warriors could make the simple selections to ensure their systems were protected.

The biggest drawback to enterprise users is lack of centralized administrative tools.

 
 
 
 
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at cameron.sturdevant@quinstreet.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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