Norton Security

Norton offers a suite of virtual security options for individual, family and business computers.


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Norton Security Premium is a protection and security service from Symantec. Plans range from basic through to household, with each offering a variety of protection measures. The main focus of each product is to safeguard against viruses, malware, ransomware, spyware and other online threats. Norton has achieved a 100% success rate against malware in recent testing, and this forms the basis of its security products.

Norton also offers a number of complementary products for users with specialised needs. Products for small businesses, families with young children and mobile-focused users can be added to plans at any point and customised to suit particular purposes.

Norton Security Premium pricing and plan options

First year price (AUD)$39.99/year$64.99/year$89.99/year$99.99/year
Renewal price (AUD)$64.99/year$84.99/year$134.99/year$149.99/year
Protects against viruses, ransomware, malware, spyware and other threatsYesYesYesYes
100% money-back guaranteeNoYesYesYes
CompatibilityPCPC, Mac, Android, iOSPC, Mac, Android, iOSPC, Mac, Android, iOS
Family safety featuresNoNoYesYes
Secure cloud storageNone2GB25GB25GB

Data obtained November 2018

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Additional Norton products

Norton Mobile Security

  • Security for your tablet and phone
  • Anti-malware blocker
  • Safe browsing mode
  • Anti-theft mode locks and deletes information in the case of stolen devices
  • Remote locate for lost devices
  • Call blocker for spam calls and messages

Wifi Security

  • Protects data sent and received over public networks
  • Browse web anonymously
  • Encrypts using a no-login virtual private network (VPN)

Small Business

  • Protects data across devices
  • Cloud-based set-up and management
  • Add devices one at a time as needed
  • 24/7 tech support

Family Premier

  • Only available for PC
  • Web supervision to block unsuitable sites
  • Time supervision to support healthy habits
  • Instant locking abilities

Ultimate help desk

  • 24/7 support
  • Home network set-up
  • Troubleshooting support and virus removal

Pros and cons of Norton


  • Multiple plans available
  • Range of options for individuals, families and small businesses
  • Tech support available
  • 100% performance results against malware in recent testing
  • Has a password manager


  • Plan prices increase after the first year
  • Family Premier not available for Mac users
  • Lack of extras such as file shredding, file encryption, hardened browser
  • Very bare basic plan

About Norton by Symantec

Norton is used by more than 50 million people worldwide and is part of the Symantec Corporation cyber security company. Symantec provides integrated protection products for security against various cyber threats. Since releasing its first anti-virus product in 1991, Norton has helped users safely operate their devices and feel secure in their actions online.

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