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3.0 out of 5 stars Obscure and confusing marketing; limited target audience, November 14, 2013
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This review is from: Norton 360 Multi-Device 2014 - 1 User / 5 Devices [Old Version] (CD-ROM)
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Norton 360 Multi-Device is a confusing product bundle that I have a hard time recommending except to folks running Windows, and perhaps Android (I'm not familiar with what built-in security, if any, comes on the Android OS).

The product packaging, Amazon product listing and even the Norton web site make it really challenging to discover what this package really does - the box makes it sound like the broad feature set is available for all platforms, yet it is not. There is no site that breaks down in a clear matrix what features are provided for which OS (and... which features are already part of the OS without Norton).

What you basically get is a 5-license pack with 25 GB of Norton backup space (for Windows only as far as I can tell) - which lets you install any of the following software on a total of 5 devices:

1. Norton 360 2014 for Windows
2. Norton Internet Security 2014 for Mac
3. Norton Mobile Security (web based service) for IOS
4. Norton Mobile Security for Android

I've used Norton 360 for Windows for years and have highly recommended it in other reviews, particularly in the multi-license packs.

Norton Internet Security for Mac [Download] does not have the same feature set as Norton 360 for Windows... and is arguably not even needed by Mac users. I recommend that you click the product link to read customer reviews of the Mac product. (The Norton site does say that this will work on 10.9/Mavericks now even though the product page says it will not.)

Norton Mobile Security for IOS seems just silly - it appears to offer nothing that Apple doesn't already provide as a standard feature of IOS - you just interact with a Symantec server instead of an Apple iCloud server. Someone with an Android device will have to speak to whether it actually provides any new features on those devices as I'm not familiar with the Android OS. You can read user reviews on the product page for Norton Mobile Security 3.0 - 1 User (12 month subscription)

Summary: 4 separate products, with dissimilar features, that you can mix and match on up to 5 devices. As far as I can tell, the only product worth using is 360 for Windows.

Note: Don't use the CD in the box, but instead download the products from the Norton web site with the link provided to assure you have the most current versions.
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Initial post: Dec 3, 2013 3:48:37 PM PST
Bodang says:
I thoroughly agree! It took waaaay too long trying to figure out exactly which features/products came with this software. I almost didn't buy it because it didn't appear to have an anti-virus program!
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