Norton has released the public beta of Norton Internet Security 2012 and Norton Antivirus 2012 today. The beta version of a software means a software which is still under testing and improvement phase before actual release to market. If you don’t want to spend too much on a security software for your computer and want a top-notch security software at the same time, you can download the free public beta version of these softwares. However if you are an enterprise or business user, we recommend you not to install beta version as beta softwares have a tendency to malfunction or not be 100% effective as these are not final versions.
On the occasion of release of the public beta versions, Jens Meggers, vice president of engineering, for Norton products quoted:
As we’ve proven year after year, we are committed to arming consumers against cybercrime with the strongest protection possible, without slowing down their computers. For the Norton 2012 release, our aim is to continue to raise the bar for both protection and performance.
With the 2012 betas, Norton continues to deliver the strongest core protection technologies, without sacrificing performance. The 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.
The Norton Internet Security beta features a revamped Norton Identity Safe, with a streamlined interface, improved login and form detection technology, and the capability to store passwords in the cloud so they are accessible from any computer with Norton 360 or Norton Internet Security installed. Both 2012 betas enable consumers to conserve bandwidth by postponing non-critical Norton activity to a later time, particularly useful for consumers with limited data plans.