Symantec today released a public beta of version 6.0 of its all-in-one security suite, Norton 360.
Version 6.0 of Norton 360 includes the same core security technology that powers Norton Internet Security 2012, and also brings enhanced tuneup and backup capabilities.
According to Symantec’s internal testing, the version 6.0 beta outperforms version 5.0 on key performance metrics, including an average improvement of over 50 percent on file copy impact.
New features and enhancements in Norton 360 version 6.0 beta include:
• Norton Identity Safe in the Cloud – Helps protect personal and financial information from cybercriminals and keeps users safe from fraudulent websites. New streamlined interface, simplified login experience, and ability to store passwords in the cloud
• Norton Management – New web-based functionality lets users manage their Norton products from anywhere. Users can remotely add Norton products, manage security settings and update subscriptions, making it simple to check on the health of their devices or fix issues without needing to be there in person.
• Download Insight Stability Ratings – Checks every downloaded file for safety before installation and provides users with additional data about the predicted stability of the application in their environment based on the stability experiences of millions of other Symantec users.
• Bandwidth Management – Limits non-critical Norton updates when connected to metered networks to avoid using up monthly data allotments or causing overage fees.
The beta is available for free download here.