Symantec challenge to OneCare faces delay

by admin June 3, 2006 at 7:53 am

Symantec’s next-generation security software is officially named Norton 360 and faces a delay from the original September due date.

Word of the delay comes as Microsoft is starting to ship its Windows Live OneCare security product and a day after McAfee announced its Falcon project for new, integrated consumer security software, slated for delivery this summer.

Symantec unveiled plans for its new software, then code-named Genesis, in February. The product is to rival Microsoft’s OneCare and Windows Vista security technology, and will integrate components of Symantec’s current security, PC optimisation and backup products, the security company has said.

On Wednesday, Symantec announced that Genesis will be called Norton 360 and that the product is slated to ship by the end of March next year, a change from the original September due date. Yet the product may still ship before that new target date, Enrique Salem, group president of consumer products at Symantec, said in a presentation at the company’s meeting for financial analysts San Mateo, California.

Full article: ZDNet Australia