Symentec has just released the public beta program for Norton Internet Security 2012 & Norton AntiVirus 2012. We’re really excited about this year’s version of Norton Internet Security and Norton AntiVirus. According to Symentec, the Norton 2012 betas improve on performance and protection in what are already the industry’s fastest and lightest security products. They include key security enhancements, including the ability to assess the safety and stability of an application before installation.
The Norton 2012 betas feature Insight 3.0, the latest version of Norton’s exclusive reputation-based security technology, which leverages the anonymous software adoption patterns of millions of contributing Symantec users to automatically identify and block new malicious software. Download Insight, which checks every downloaded file for safety before it is allowed to run, has been updated this year to include information that lets users know if a downloaded application is likely to cause stability issues when they install it on their PC. Now Download Insight provides users with additional data they can rely on before installing an application, to decide whether to install that application or look for a similarly safe, yet more stable application. The betas also include upgraded SONAR 4.0 behavioral protection, which monitors running applications for suspicious behavior to quickly detect and disable previously unknown threats.
Identity Safe 2012 supports storing your data in the secure Norton cloud now. You can set up Identity Safe in the cloud and use it from multiple computers. An online profile is created using your existing Norton Account.
Read more about the new & improved features in Norton Internet Security & Norton AntiVirus 2012 beta at the Norton Protection Blog
If you want to participate in beta testing, simply navigate to Norton Beta Center and select Norton Internet Security 2011 or Norton AntiVirus 2011. After you complete registration, you will be emailed a 14-day Beta Subscription Activation Key to assist you in testing. If you do not receive the email, please check your spam folder or try an alternate email address. Once the Beta Subscription expires, You will need to download the new build, and receive a new 14-Day Beta Subscription Activation Key. Norton beta testers are encouraged to share feedback and discuss their product experiences in the online Norton Public Beta Forum.
Note – This beta release can encounter issues and may be unstables. It is advisable not to install it on primary machines and you should avoid testing it if you are unsure of what to do if something wrong happens.