Norton Internet Security 2009 and Norton AntiVirus 2009 beta

Symantec Corp. makers of Norton security software, announced the availability of the public betas of Norton Internet Security 2009 and Norton Antivirus 2009, designed to set a new industry standard for speed and performance.

Norton Internet Security and Norton Antivirus 2009 are based on the Norton Protection System, a multi-layered set of technologies that work in concert to stop threats before they impact you. The Norton Protection System includes an innovative new technology that uses security information from millions of users to pre-determine what files and processes are safe, and what aren’t. Coupled with Norton’s acclaimed Browser Protection technology for blocking web-based attacks and our enhanced SONAR technology for detecting unknown threats, Norton 2009 protects without impacting performance.

The Norton 2009 products have been designed with a “zero-impact” performance goal, supported by more than 300 improvements that span nearly every aspect of the product, from the scanning engines to the user interface. The beta versions are on track to deliver on several key metrics including a one-minute installation, the industry’s fastest protection updates and less than half the memory usage of the next leading competitor.