Symantec announced the newest version of its popular Norton security software. In particular, they elaborated on Norton 2010’s new file analysis technology codenamed “Quorom”.
The new technology attacks the problem faced by most security software: the overwhelming abundance of unique malware applications. Malware creators are able to churn out innumerable amounts of unique malware based on similar vulnerabilities and exploitations in hopes of bypassing standard signature and behavior-based detection. Quorum aims to use the uniqueness of the software as a means of threat detection itself.
Further, the new software was developed to maintain its light footprint and quick operation. Passmark Software benchmarked Norton Internet Security 2010 and its competitors. Norton reportedly installs in less than 60 seconds and occupies less than 10 megabytes of operational memory.
Norton Internet Security and Norton Antivirus both support all versions of Windows 7 and Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) as well as Windows XP SP2. They are currently available for purchase in the United States.