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1. Norton Internet Security 1.0
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3. Norton Personal Firewall 1.0
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4. Norton Internet Security 2.0
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5. Norton Personal Firewall 2.0

1. Norton Internet Security 1.0
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B000050NQM
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Symantec
Sales Rank: 4798
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Home users who want to secure their Mac from unwanted intruders andvirus attacks will find Norton Internet Security 1.0 an invaluable package. Thecombination of a simple--yet effective--firewall, Norton's best-selling AntiVirusapplication, and iClean from Aladdin Systems which cleans up and removes unwantedWeb-related files, this software provides an integrated security solution for Mac users whospend much of their time online.

Installation is quick and easy, guiding you through checking your Mac forviruses before you install, and only requiring you to select the level of virusprotection you require. NortonAntiVirus 7.0 not only protects you from a huge list of viruses--includingMacro viruses, which are the most common form of virus on the Mac--but it evenscans e-mail attachments as you download them, allowing you to stop an infectedfile before it reaches your computer. Basic configuration of Norton AntiVirus 7.0 is simple, requiring you to simply select a protection level from "NoProtection," if you prefer to scan for viruses manually, to "Full Protection,"which not only scans all files and applications whenever you use them, but alsowatches for virus-like activity, which could indicate that you have a new virusthat is not in the database. Keeping the application and its essential virusdefinitions up to date is made simple by the LiveUpdate feature, which allowsyou to download new versions manually when you are online, or at scheduledtimes.

The most striking feature of NortonPersonal Firewall 1.0, also included, is its simplicity. Once you run thesoftware installer and restart your Mac, you are protected from all forms ofunauthorized access from the Internet, and that's practically all there is toit. Using Norton Personal Firewall 1.0 for the first time, it's surprising tosee just how many attempts are made to access your computer without yourpermission during an average session on the Net.

In its default configuration, the firewall blocks all access to your Mac by FileSharing over TCP/IP, Program Linking over TCP/IP, Web Sharing, and All Others.We found that setting all of these access types to Deny All Access caused someminor problems with services such as anonymous ftp. However, temporarilydisabling Norton Personal Firewall 1.0 only requires a single click on thefirewall control strip module. In addition, with the advanced preferences inNorton Personal Firewall 1.0, you can either list specific IP addresses, whichare allowed access to your Mac, or list the IP addresses, which may not haveaccess. Finally, Aladdin Systems iClean provides a quick and simple way to cleanout unwanted Internet-related files such as browser caches, cookies, and pagehistory files.

Mac users who spend much of their time online, and particularly those withalways-on Internet access such as ADSL and cable modems, will find this suite ofsecurity applications an effective way of maintaining peace of mind with minimumfuss. --Daniel Jardine ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars a "must-have" for Mac's connected to the internet
I bought an iBook and hooked it up to the internet on my cable modem at home via the airport card, and I must say it is a pleasure to surf the internet at home at these speeds. But when I got to work the next day and started telling people about this, everyone asked "Do you have a firewall?"

At first, owning firewall software seemed excessively cautious. Who would want to access my computer? But one person told me how there computer was 'hijacked' unbeknownst to him, and used in an internet denial-of-service attack. Another person, who has a firewall, told me that he couldn't believe how often his computer was 'probed', and how his firewall protected his computer.

So I bought this software on their advice, and it was a good investment. It is very easy to install and configure the firewall. And it comes with Norton Anti-virus, which is useful for preventing viruses. And it comes with Alladin iClean which is useful for cleaning up after an internet session -- you wouldn't believe all the cookies, caches, and history files that are created after a session.

This is good value for the money...and a must-have if your Mac is on the internet. ... Read more


2. Norton AntiVirus 7.0/Norton Personal Firewall 1.0 Bundle
list price: $139.98
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Asin: B00005MA8L
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Symantec
Sales Rank: 5178
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

This is a package of two products, Norton AntiVirus 7.0 and Norton Personal Firewall 1.0, designed to keep your data and Mac system safe and sound. Norton AntiVirus finds and repairs infected files, protecting againstMacintosh and macro viruses. It also automatically scans incominge-mail attachments for viruses. LiveUpdate technology provides easyupdating of virus definitions over the Internet to keep you prepared forthe latest threats from e-mail messages, Internet downloads, file servers,and shared disks. You can also get prompt assistance with infected filesfrom the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC).

Norton Personal Firewall for Macintosh provides defense against hackers. Itprevents unauthorized access, keeps your data private and secure, and iseasy to install and use. This powerful firewall solution monitors allInternet connections to and from your Mac, creating a log and alerting you toattempted intrusions. With Norton Personal Firewall, you can use thedefault settings right out of the box or customize the program to meet yourspecific needs. Whether your Internet connection is always on with DSL or acable modem, or you just dial up occasionally, your Mac is susceptible anytime you're connected. Norton Personal Firewall was designed specifically to remedy this vulnerability. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars What, me worry?
Until fairly recently, my internet access was by way of phone modem, and my e-mail software was, to put it mildly, archaic. Even worse, the dial-up service to which I had access required a toll call. Needless to say, my on-line time was spent, for the most part, in brief spurts: Get on; get what I need (mostly just e-mail); get off.

Given this "get on; get off" modus operandi, I didn't need to worry too much about people hacking into my computer (a Macintosh); the window of opportunity my machine presented to hackers was pretty small, to put it mildly. But I still managed to get Windoze-sourced virus attachments to e-mail I received. On the Mac, these manifested themselves as text files having a vbe extension, meaning that they would run under Visual Basic on Windoze machines. On a Mac, of course, no damage is done. (I was helped more than a little by Microsoft, which continues to cripple Visual Basic for the Mac, limiting it to just a macro programming language as part of the MS Office suite. I couldn't have run these programs if I had wanted to.) But, using a text editor, I at least had the opportunity to scan these Visual Basic programs, to see "what made them tick."

Then (fairly recently, as I wrote), I upgraded to a broadband (cable modem) internet connection. And, since my Mac of choice is a laptop, with ultra-low energy consumption and other similar benefits, I tend to leave it on all (well, at least MOST) of the time. So I thought it prudent to install some sort of protection against hackers (and against the possibility that someone might try to write Mac-specific viruses and worms, despite the fact that 95% of personal computers are NOT Macs). Enter Norton Internet Security for the Mac. This inexpensive "insurance" software contains two parts: a software "Personal Firewall" and Norton AntiVirus ("NAV"), the latest version of Norton's "SAM" (Symantic Antivirus for the Mac). Each module is flexible in the way it can be customized for one's personal use. (For example, NAV preferences can be set so that archived files are not scanned [once they are scanned initiallly for contamination], saving significant scanning time subsequently.)

I've now used Norton Internet Security for a few months, and am pleased to report that it does what it is advertised to do, unobtrusively and in the background. The Personal Firewall log tells me that, on average, there are upward of 50 or 60 daily attempts to "ping" my computer, all denied. (A fair percentage of these has been from my broadband service, but the service's lack of success at entry doesn't seem to negatively affect our relationship.) The NAV log tells me that, since installation, only one active Mac virus has been discovered and, of course, neutralized. And, not that it was ever a problem, but it seems as if the "stable as a rock" OS is even more stable, if that is possible.

Is there a downside? Well, I no longer see any of those Visual Basic attachments, so it's fair to say that my VB-for-the-Mac programming skills have never really left the starting block. But, then, neither have Microsoft's, so I'm not complaining.

An interesting aside: In preparing this review, I did a websearch on the "Alfred E. Newman" brief description at the top, wanting to make sure that it ended up being punctuated correctly. Among the search "hits" I found was one for a Peachpit Press book on internet security for the Macintosh, having precisely this title. My apologies to Peachpit Press. But, well, a good idea is STILL a good idea, irrespective of its originator.

Highly recommended for all Mac users.

5-0 out of 5 stars Truly Easy to Install
When I received this pkg. I was prepared to call my "computer literate" friend but decided to see how far I could proceed in installing this on my own. The directions were clear and everything went smoothly. Now, I'll not be accused of passing any viruses nor will I receive any! ... Read more


3. Norton Personal Firewall 1.0
list price: $69.95
our price: $64.99
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Asin: B000050NQ7
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Symantec
Sales Rank: 5894
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

If you want to secure your Mac from unwanted intruders without having toknow anything about firewalls, then Norton Personal Firewall 2001 is for you.Home users, particularly those with always-on Internet access such as ADSL, willfind this security package both simple to use and highly effective.

The most impressive feature of Norton Personal Firewall 2001 is its simplicity.Once you run the software installer and restart your Mac, you are protected fromall forms of unauthorized access from the Internet, and that's practically allthere is to it. In its default configuration, the firewall blocks all access toyour Mac by File Sharing over TCP/IP, Program Linking over TCP/IP, Web Sharing,and All Others. We found that setting all of these access types to Deny AllAccess caused some minor problems with services such as anonymous ftp. However,temporarily disabling Norton Personal Firewall 2001 only requires a single clickon the firewall control strip module. In addition, with the advanced preferencesin Norton Personal Firewall 2001 you can either list specific IP addresses,which are allowed access to your Mac, or list the IP addresses, which may nothave access.

Using Norton Personal Firewall 2001 for the first time, it is surprising to seejust how many attempts are made to access your computer without your permissionduring an average session on the Net. With Norton Personal Firewall 2001 inplace, you can be sure that nobody will get through without your knowledge.--Daniel Jardine ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars NPF Protects Your PowerMac
Once you have the set-up and preferences adjusted for Norton Personal Firewall 1.0, this software works quite well for PowerMacs, including PowerBooks, iMacs, iBooks, and Blue & White Macs with G3 and G4 hardware. However, if you are running Mac OS 9.1, there are some technical problems that you might encounter. Norton includes a written manual with this software, which is somewhat helpful.

There are still some Macintosh software application compatibility issues with NPF, especially with Mac OS 9.1. The "Temporarily disable Firewall protection" feature, which one may access by means of the Control Strip, is a great workaround if you cannot get Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, American Online, or instant messaging applications (for example) to open. You can set this feature for any amount of time, such as for one or two minutes, and then these applications should load fine. By checking the access history log, you can then use the set-up feature to allow certain IP adresses to have access in the future.

NPF access history logs all allowed and denied access attempts to your computer. You can save this log, and it would come in handy for documentation purposes of any unauthorized access. There is a self-test feature so you can make sure the firewall is working with your configurations and settings.

Firewall protection is now necessary for even the casual Mac user of the Internet because without a firewall someone could gain access to your computer. DSL and cable modem users also need this protection. As well, you can configure any IP addresses into the setup if you are doing any websharing or if you are on a LAN. When combined with NAV 7.0, you can feel more secure about using any online services or filesharing.

At this time, NPF 1.0 is not compatible with the Mac OS X system. An upgrade of NPF for OS X users is expected during the summer.

5-0 out of 5 stars Security for the rest of us!
You can either build a software firewall, or rebuild an old computer to make one. For those of us without that kind of time, Symantec has come up with a low cost solution that works... Personal Firewall.

Easy to install, and easier to use. Once you restart, you're fully protected. Plus, you can adjust the settings to suit your needs. No programming. No building. And a nice, small manual. (We all know Mac people hate manuals... that's why we're Mac people!) If you're using a DSL or Cable connection, you should have a Firewall. If you're on a network, you should have a Firewall. If you're on the web at all, you should have a Firewall.

4-0 out of 5 stars This is a good choice for the Norton user.
I found this product easy to install. After installation a handy enable/disable icon appears on your control strip. You are allowed some customizing of operation and a log of access attempts is kept. Of course this product integrates well with other Symantec products (ie. SystemWorks). Overall if you are a home user running other Norton software this probably is the way to go. If you want a stand alone product it might be worth making a comparrison with Open Door Networks "Door Stop". ... Read more


4. Norton Internet Security 2.0
list price: $99.95
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Asin: B000065BQW
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Symantec
Sales Rank: 4377
Average Customer Review: 2.86 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Norton Internet Security 2.0 enables users of Mac OS X to secure their Macs from hackers and virus attacks. This suite includes the simple yet effective Norton Personal Firewall 2.0, the best-selling Norton AntiVirus 8.0, and Norton Privacy Control, which prevents private data from ever leaving your Mac. Installation is quick and easy, guiding you through checking your Mac for viruses before you install, and only requiring you to select the level of virus protection you require.

Norton AntiVirus 8.0 not only protects you from a huge list of viruses, it even scans e-mail attachments and file transfers as you download them, allowing you to stop an infected file before it reaches your computer. Keeping the application and its essential virus definitions up-to-date is made simple by the LiveUpdate feature, which allows you to download new versions manually when you are online, or at scheduled times.

Norton Personal Firewall 2.0 is striking in its simplicity. Once you have run the software installer you are protected from all forms of unauthorized access from the Internet, and that's practically all there is to it. Using Norton Personal Firewall 2.0 for the first time, it is surprising to see just how many attempts have been made to access your computer without your permission during an average session on the Net.

To optimize the information logged by Norton Personal Firewall 2.0, the package also includes Who's There? by Open Door Networks. This excellent utility reads the firewall log and provides detailed information on the access attempts that have been intercepted, along with risk ratings for the various types of attack. If you decide to take action against the would-be hackers, Who's There? will even search the online WHOIS database and draft an e-mail to the system administrator of the network from which a particular attack originated.

Norton Privacy Control gives peace of mind by preventing you from unwittingly transmitting private information such as banking details or passwords through your Internet connection. Simply type in the information that you want blocked, and Norton Privacy Control will scan all data sent from your computer and warn you if your private data is being transmitted before it ever leaves your Mac. In addition, Norton Privacy Control provides an end to those dreadful pop-up advertisements you see all over the Internet. Simply drag a pop-up window from your browser onto the Norton Privacy Control trash, and it will be blocked from displaying in the future.

Finally, iClean by Aladdin Systems provides a quick and simple way to clean out unwanted Internet-related files such as browser caches, cookies, and page history files, freeing up valuable disk space and preventing clutter.

Users of Mac OS 8 or OS 9 should note that the Norton Internet Security 2.0 package includes Norton Internet Security 1.0 for operating systems older than Mac OS X, so if you already own this version and do not use Mac OS X, Norton Internet Security 2.0 offers no new features for you.

Mac users who spend much of their time online, and particularly those with broadband connections, will find this suite of security applications an effective way of maintaining peace of mind with minimum fuss. --Daniel Jardine, Amazon.co.uk ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Some words about Symantec rebates
If you are thinking about buying norton software simply because they are free after rebates, then reconsider it. Although it's well known Symantec makes reliable softwares, When we talk about their rebates, they are liars. Yes, liars ยจCthey really deserve this. Based on my personal experience, I even think theirs are worse than the notorious I/O Magic's (aka, Hi-Val, Digital research). I bought several Norton softwares during last December, and submitted the upgrade rebates right away with required items, Guess what, until today I got only one of them, and it has been almost 6 months. I guess they are testing my memory but unfortunately I kept a good record of every rebate I submitted. That's what we should do if we are going to buy Symantec softwares with rebates involved, although the best thing I would recommend is to avoid as long as you can.

4-0 out of 5 stars IMPORTANT! Be careful when installing!!!!!
If you have Mac OS 10.2 (Jaguar), you MUST run the Norton "Live Update" IMMEDIATELY after installing, BEFORE RESTARTING. This version is NOT compatible with 10.2, and thanks to this application, I got to actually see the unshakable OS X CRASH. A rare sight with the solid new operating system. I only discovered this incompatibility after going to the Symantec website as a last resort. I was about to send the software back, and there is no free 800 number to call with questions. The information I found there is as follows, and it's easy.

THIS IS WHAT YOU DO: Install the software, then quit the installer (without restarting). Look in the Internet Security folder for the Live Update icon. Double click and update the software, You will have to enter your user name and password a few times as the updates download and unstuff. Wait for the confirmation page, THEN restart, and it runs perfectly.

1-0 out of 5 stars Be Carful When Installing
I installed this product a month ago. I'm still trying to find out how to change the system password settings. I'm locked out of my own security program! Tech support is impossible and the directions aren't clear.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great product!
This package contains Norton AntiVirus and Norton Personal Firewall, two well-known Symantec products (especially Norton AntiVirus). Best of all, you end up spending less money than if you had ordered those two seperately AND you also get some other useful programs. Plus, it works on Mac OS X!

By the way, if you are using Jaguar and this doesn't work, don't return it yet! On Symantec's website they are offering a free upgrade that allows you to use it on Jaguar.

My complaint? Why doesn't Symantec offer an all-in-one package allowing you to purchase everything in both Internet Security AND SystemWorks?

5-0 out of 5 stars Version 1.0.2 DOES work with Jaguar (OS X 10.2)
The latest version of Norton Privacy Control DOES in fact work with Jaguar. The 1.0.2 update is available for FREE via the Symantec LiveUpdate service. ... Read more


5. Norton Personal Firewall 2.0
list price: $69.95
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Asin: B000063EOW
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Symantec
Sales Rank: 5060
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Good firewall software, like Norton Personal Firewall 2.0 for the Macintosh, is the ultimate traffic cop--only nice guys can get access to your computer and hackers are stopped cold before they can even turn onto your street. Whether you're looking for a complete networking solution, or just want plug-and-play protection, Norton Personal Firewall 2.0 can offer you a decent set of choices to protect your personal computer.

Once you install the software, Norton sets the default settings so that nothing can get in, but you can get out. That means you can still surf the Web, check your POP e-mail accounts, telnet to another machine while the firewall is running--but the less scrupulous denizens of the Internet can't do the same to your little Macintosh. To allow any access, you have to specifically make the choice within the settings. Note: there are no significant changes for Mac OS 8.1. to 9.x users in this release; only OS X users are able to download via FTP without turning the firewall off.

What if you have friends who you want to share your latest MP3 compositions with? Norton Personal Firewall 2.0 allows you to customize your access, designating friendly computers that can always access your machine, and identify others that are always banned. It also provides user-friendly logging, so that you can see the IP addresses of the people scanning your machine for weaknesses, the type of connection they attempted, and whether they got in or not. (A 10-day trial version of Who's There Firewall Advisor is also included, to help you further sift through the data your logs provide.)

Norton Personal Firewall 2.0 fared very well against the Internet-based hacker/port scan simulator ShieldsUP! in its default setting, repelling all automated attempts to open up a connection. Users running OS X 10.1 have access to Symantec's own security Web site (which can run a test for you); earlier OS users type in the IP address of another computer that will be the "attacker" to check the security settings. OS X 10.1 users are also able to set the software to "stealth mode"--whereby hacking computers get no indication that their attempts even reached your address (the usual default is "closed"--the hacker understands that they've been denied access through one doorway but the nature of the response shows them that a doorway exists.)

Computer security can be confusing, and perhaps one of the best features about Norton Personal Firewall 2.0 is its Help system, which uses clear language and diagrams to explain the nuances of how to protect your computer. Overall, Norton Personal Firewall 2.0 makes a strong addition to a savvy Mac user's Internet arsenal. --Elizabeth Aoki ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Could Be better
I would like that every norton product could be downloadable ... Read more


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