Norton has also updated its Mobile Security solution with a raft of new features. The software now includes web-based anti-theft functions and a “Scream” locator that lets users send a text message to their missing phone. This message remotely activates the alarm, helping them to locate the device. Other new features include the ability to remotely lock and wipe a device through SMS commands, or add a lost notice on the display to anyone who finds the device. As with Norton Tablet Security, the “Sneak Peek” and anti-malware features are also added.
A one-year license to Norton Tablet Security comes at the steep price of US$39.99 (€29.05) for one year, while a one-year Norton Mobile Security license costs US$29.99 (€21.80), much closer to what other publishers with Android security apps charge. Symantec stressed that the pricing falls in with their product line, which continues at US$39.99 for Norton Anti-Virus, US$59.99 (€43.60) for Norton Internet Security, and US$79.99 (€58.10) for Norton 360.
Dave Cole, vice president of mobile products at Norton said :