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why forcing firewall on customers ?

Since 1999 I've been using and recommending Norton in my offices with more than 10000 employees , till 01 oct 2014. Reasons for this change : 1. I use Norton Antivirus only as firewall reviews were not good in GRC tests. Firewall in windows 8.1 is at number 1 in performance . Why are you imposing firewall now. 2. There's no Norton Antivirus product as standalone , looking at the future. 3. If I disable the antispam ( which is hardly of any use in outlook ) and firewall components , there's a big X to the security. Why to enforce something which one doesnt need and then you want full payments ( by being loyal doesnt mean - ignorant ). Does firewall component uses windows firewall ? If not then how does it perform vis a vis windows firewall ? I installed Norton Security and uninstalled it just for this reason . Back to 2014 AV till my years subscription ends. Started exploring new products like Qihoo now.
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Kudos0

Re: why forcing firewall on customers ?

In Symantec's words;

Symantec has announced that we will begin rolling out a global transformation of our Norton consumer portfolio, which provides powerful protection for PC, Mac, and/or mobile devices. As part of this transformation, we will begin a phased end of availability for several existing security products in favor of a simplified solution that incorporates the combined functionality of these products, while at the same time reducing the complexity of our offerings and making it easy for consumers to choose Norton.

 https://community.norton.com/blogs/product-update-announcements/end-avai...

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos1 Stats

Re: why forcing firewall on customers ?

Well, now I know for sure I will not be renewing my 15 years of continuous protection using Norton Antivirus. I don't want the firewall so that is that, NORTON. Goodbye. Hello Eset NOD32!

Kudos0

Re: why forcing firewall on customers ?

Started exploring new products like Qihoo now. 

What's the point? Qihoo = Bitdefender. It is made of Bitdefender (internet security version) and Bitdefender+Avira (total security version). Just use original software instead.

Kudos0

Re: why forcing firewall on customers ?

Qihoo turned out very light on resources with Bitdefender and Avira as optional AVs. For normal computing , their cloud AV is sufficient and has performed exceedingly well in AV TEST Reviews . Norton evades such tests. Still my hunt for an AV is on. Norton's new policies and products are forcing even the loyal Indian market to look elsewhere. Even in NAV 2014 whenever we installed on machines first thing we been uninstalling is their bloat called identity protection . It's install too should've been optional as we use Roboform instead. Norton chaps should look at how to reduce their setup.exe size as well. Seems the time has come for a Paradigms shift in Indian Market .
Kudos0

Re: why forcing firewall on customers ?

Well, the OP raises a valid point. I don't mind about the firewall like he does but I would love to get rid of the antispam module, never used it, never will. Have no mail app that works with it and Symantec is refusing to incorporate the Opera Mail or the Windows Mail app in Windows 8/8.1 so why am I forced to have that running if I can't use it?

Kudos0

Re: why forcing firewall on customers ?

Well, the OP raises a valid point. I don't mind about the firewall like he does but I would love to get rid of the antispam module, never used it, never will. Have no mail app that works with it and Symantec is refusing to incorporate the Opera Mail or the Windows Mail app in Windows 8/8.1 so why am I forced to have that running if I can't use it?

You can turn AntiSpam off in Settings if you like.

Windows 7 SP1 32bit - NSBU - 22.1.0.9
Kudos0

Re: why forcing firewall on customers ?

We are much above the on off discussion. Read the Original post and reply to the main concern of - Norton bloat.
Kudos0

Re: why forcing firewall on customers ?

We are much above the on off discussion. Read the Original post and reply to the main concern of - Norton bloat.

Since, the Community is user to user. 
Um, whom would you prefer reply to your main concern of - Norton bloat 
 

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Re: why forcing firewall on customers ?

Is it really bloat when a new product is brought out that happens to have more features than a product you previously used? Norton is free to sell what it wants. And you are free to choose another product if this offering is not to your liking.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: why forcing firewall on customers ?

Am seeking an answer from the Norton staff - Will we ever see a vanilla Antivirus of Norton again ( though they themselves are not clear about the Norton's confusing vision) ? And let the user decide about which firewall they want to use alongside retaining the loyalty. New Product - new features , then turning off the not required features should also been a feature while retaining the green check sign. Moving on is always not the easy solution.
Kudos0

Re: why forcing firewall on customers ?

Hello anuseems,
FWIW...while I cannot speak for Symantec / Norton staff or to Norton Security features or to what is deemed vanilla.

If I disable the antispam ( which is hardly of any use in outlook ) and firewall components , there's a big X to the security.

With NIS I can turn Off NIS Firewall.  Choose the option to Ignore the red x warning for the disabled Firewall and the red x does not appear on the product Icon.  If I turn Off AntiSpam a red x does not appear on the product Icon.
As you have 10000 employees and a number of offices.  Perhaps a business product would suit your needs.
Including <link> to retail Product Manuals.

Kudos0

Re: why forcing firewall on customers ?

Will we ever see a vanilla Antivirus of Norton again ? Imposing a firewall will definitely compel the Antivirus seekers to look elsewhere . So Finally an end of a very long relationship. Without a solution !
Kudos0

Re: why forcing firewall on customers ?

Unlikely, that's why I posted what I did in my first reply to you.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.

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