News 5 Public Beta of Norton Internet Security 2010 and AntiVirus 2010 unveiled by Symantec
Recently, Symantec rolled out its beta versions of the upcoming 2010 releases, to the public. A novel protection model codenamed Quorum is featured in the new version, which will put a heavier focus on reputation-based malware detection.
Going by a Norton statement, the reputation model can detect zero-day malware that's never been seen before, although it won't replace the existing signature-based detection for known threats.
Rowan Trollope, Symantec senior vice president, Consumer Business Unit, said: “Our new approach changes the rules by both enhancing traditional security techniques to make them more aggressive and by making it dramatically more difficult for attackers to evade detection by simply changing their malware.”
Among the other significant feature, of the reputation model, is an overhauled parental control and spam filtering program, which can identify programs for faster scanning.
It also includes an exclusive feature dubbed Autopsy, which is created to help the user understand what happens when Norton automatically removes an infection.