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Symantec To Ship Internet Security for OS X

New suites include privacy, anti-virus tools for OS X By Dave Nagel
Symantec says it's getting ready to ship the first complete line of Internet security and problem solving products designed specifically for Mac OS X--Norton Internet Security 2.0 and Norton SystemWorks 2.0. The new line will include Internet security and privacy features, as well as disk recovery and file fixing capabilities. Both of the new packages are scheduled to ship next month.

Internet Security will include features for protecting the privacy of individual users, as well as a firewall, virus protection and other utilities. Norton Privacy Control, a new component of Norton Internet Security, will allow users to keep track of specified confidential information and control what information leaves their machine over the Internet. It also offers an ad blocking feature that can stop embedded ads and pop-up windows from appearing in the user's browser. Other utilities include:

  • Norton Personal Firewall for Macintosh 2.0, which includes a new stealth mode feature;
  • Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 8.0;
  • The Whos There? Firewall Advisor, which provides detailed information on intrusion attempts;iClean by Aladdin Systems, for removal of cookies, cache and history files.

Norton SystemWorks 2.0 is being billed as "the worlds first native Mac OS X disk repair and data recovery" utility. It's a software tool for fixing common disk errors and recovering lost files. Specific utilities included with SystemWorks 2.0 are:

  • Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 8.0;
  • Norton Utilities for Macintosh 7.0;
  • Retrospect Express Backup 5.0;
  • Spring Cleaning 4.0 by Aladdin Systems, which uninstalls applications and their associated files;
  • DiskWarrior Recovery Edition by Alsoft.

Norton Internet Security for Macintosh 2.0 and Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh 2.0 are available now for preorder for $99.95 and $129.95, respectively. Current users can receive a mail-in rebate for their upgrades. Both products will be available at retail next month. For more information, visit

Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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