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Kudos0

Norton Internet Security and Norton Toolbar

According to Tony's post, the standalone Norton toolbar will come to Norton Internet Security:


We have released an update to the Norton Identity Safe standalone product, which updates to version 2014.5.0.67. For now, we are only updating the standalone product. Norton AntiVirus customers are likely to see the update. There will be an update for Norton Internet Security and Norton 360 users of Identity Safe shortly.


Won't that conflict with the Norton Toolbar that comes with the product.  And the most important question: Will it allow local Identity Safe (non cloud).

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Norton Internet Security and Norton Toolbar

Hi Dave,

1. There won't be any conflict between Identity safe with product and this New identity safe standalone will work fine together.

2. New Identity safe stand alone  product will have only Online vault(as we had in older IDSS).

3. If we have local vault in NIS/N360, that will be carry forward to latest NIS/N360.

Thanks,

Senthil

Kudos0

Re: Norton Internet Security and Norton Toolbar


senthilkumar wrote:

Hi Dave,

1. There won't be any conflict between Identity safe with product and this New identity safe standalone will work fine together.

2. New Identity safe stand alone  product will have only Online vault(as we had in older IDSS).

3. If we have local vault in NIS/N360, that will be carry forward to latest NIS/N360.

Thanks,

Senthil


   

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Internet Security and Norton Toolbar


senthilkumar wrote:

Hi Dave,

1. There won't be any conflict between Identity safe with product and this New identity safe standalone will work fine together.

2. New Identity safe stand alone  product will have only Online vault(as we had in older IDSS).

3. If we have local vault in NIS/N360, that will be carry forward to latest NIS/N360.

Thanks,

Senthil


But the info from Tony's post seems that ALL products (including Norton Internet Security) will be forced to use ID Safe standalone, which does NOT support cloud.  Please clarify.

Is there any way to opt out of the update since the ID Safe with Norton works just fine.  And I like the local ID Safe.

Or do you mean that a 2014 product for NIS is out soon?  And will /that/ have Local Safe out of the box like the 2012 versions?

Kudos0

Re: Norton Internet Security and Norton Toolbar

It is my understanding that ID Safe will remain as is for those Norton products with ID Safe included as part of the user interface (UI). 

Only the ID Safe Stand Alone has received a version update at this time. 

The ID Safe included in the UI of NIS / N 360 etc. will receive a simial update in version number.  It will not change the functionality of ID Safe in that you will retain the Local and/or Online vault as you presently have.

In regards to the new version 21 (2014 prodcut) I understand that an "over the top upgrade" will permit you to retain the Local vault if you have it in version 20 (2013 product).

To the best of my knowledge, the Local Vault will not be an option you can select for the v 21 products as it as in 2012 products. 

Hope that's clear.

BTW - all the info above is subject to change at the desire of Norton! 

Kudos0

Re: Norton Internet Security and Norton Toolbar

But it says that the Stand alone update will be pushed to NIS as well.  Does it refer to the 2014 product (as the "update") or will there be a small update that can radically change ID Safe included in the products itself.

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Internet Security and Norton Toolbar


Dave20 wrote:

But it says that the Stand alone update will be pushed to NIS as well.  Does it refer to the 2014 product (as the "update") or will there be a small update that can radically change ID Safe included in the products itself.


Tony said:

We have released an update to the Norton Identity Safe standalone product, which updates to version 2014.5.0.67.

That's pretty clear - an update for the stand alone has been realeased which incremented the version number to 2014.5.0.67.

For now, we are only updating the standalone product.

As of the time he posted only the Stand Alone product will be updated to the newer version.  Meaning nothing will be done to NIS/N 360 at this time.

Norton AntiVirus customers are likely to see the update.

NAV user will see the update to the newer version of the Stand Alone ID Safe now, as that is the only product that is being updated at present.

There will be an update for Norton Internet Security and Norton 360 users of Identity Safe shortly.

A newer version of ID Safe will also be avaiIable shortly for NIS and N 360 as part of the User Interface of those products. 

Hopefully you understand that the change to NIS and N 360 will be basically like a version change of the definitions or a version change of the Norton Toolbar Firefox add-ons.

In regards to it being as radical (your words) as the changes in the Stand Alone - who knows?  I would not think so, as they'd have to rework the UI in order to change it a whole bunch.

A radical change in the Stand Alone - is not as large an undertaking as it would be in reworking the UI for it to fit.  Simply remove the old and replace it with the new IDSSA update.  Also the Stadn Alone is updated thru the browser, rather than thru the LiveUpdate within the UI of the Norton Protect as in the case of NIS and N 360.

If you consider the Stand Alone as a separate product (or install), as opposed to the ID Safe within NIS or N 360 as part of the product (rather than as a separate product or install), the new version Tony is announcing is in fact like NIS/N360 going from the 2012 peoduct to the 2013 product.

This change AFAIK, has nothing to do with the rollout of NIS or N 360 version 21 (2014 product) - although when they went to the  "yearless" versions and started using version numbers, there was discussion about "changing certains parts of the product" without a total rewrite and totally new product.  As I often say - who knows what Norton marketing will do next to confuse the user? 

Kudos0

Re: Norton Internet Security and Norton Toolbar

The announcement was confusing me as whether Norton would install force install the Norton Standalone for NIS.  The stand alone would replace the built in one.  To my understanding, standalone does not support Local ID Safe, which NIS does (albeit in a broken way).  A version change I guess wouldn't matter much as long as they don't darastically change the interface or replace it. 

Gah.  The announcement is slightly confusing in regards to NIS receiving the Standalone update since Tony lumps them together with the Norton AntiVirus update.

Kudos0

Re: Norton Internet Security and Norton Toolbar

Hi Dave20,

I hope you understand it now and I have done my best to make it as clear as I can! 

Actually that's why Tony keeps us volunteers around - to explain what he "really means"!!

Kudos0

Re: Norton Internet Security and Norton Toolbar

So to confirm, the new release of toolbar won't come to Norton Internet Security, at least not as a standalone product (like NAV) and it shouldn't affect existing users that much.

And perhaps we need Tony to re-clarify his position as only he knows the product inside and out.

Kudos0

Re: Norton Internet Security and Norton Toolbar


Dave20 wrote:

So to confirm, the new release of toolbar won't come to Norton Internet Security, at least not as a standalone product (like NAV) and it shouldn't affect existing users that much.

I am going to take a chance and say that is true !  As I have said in the past - there is not telling what Norton may decide.  LOL!

And perhaps we need Tony to re-clarify his position as only he knows the product inside and out.

I feel safe in saying Tony will not agree with you on that comment, as (trust me) no one knows the product inside and out.  There are folks who know their areas and others who know a little bit about other areas and then you have us volunteers who know what we are told by those in the know in their areas.

I do agree with you though that Tony may need to re-clarify his comment!


Kudos0

Re: Norton Internet Security and Norton Toolbar


Dave20 wrote:

According to Tony's post, the standalone Norton toolbar will come to Norton Internet Security:


We have released an update to the Norton Identity Safe standalone product, which updates to version 2014.5.0.67. For now, we are only updating the standalone product. Norton AntiVirus customers are likely to see the update. There will be an update for Norton Internet Security and Norton 360 users of Identity Safe shortly.


Won't that conflict with the Norton Toolbar that comes with the product.  And the most important question: Will it allow local Identity Safe (non cloud).


Tony is just saying that the same updates to the standalone version will be available for the existing versions for NIS and 360 at a later date.

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