Norton Launches WiFi Privacy Solution to Allow Secure Browsing Over Unsecured Networks!
Since the Government’s initiative to install free WiFi in public places has kicked off, a lot of users are facing problems related to unsecured network and hacking. It is common for hackers to steal your data over an unsecured internet service.
Norton by Symantec has a solution to this menace. The company has launched “Norton WiFi Privacy” for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and iPads that help the users secure their smartphone and data from the notorious hackers.
“Norton Wi-Fi Privacy helps protect information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, and denies access to hackers who may be eavesdropping on the same network,” said Ritesh Chopra, Country Manager, Consumer Business Unit, at Symantec.
According to a report by Norton, 70% of the people interviewed said it is useful to check emails, access social media and browse through websites on public WiFi. This poses a huge risk to such people because it involves passwords and private information that can let hackers steal their identity.
Not many realise but advanced tools nowadays can also help hackers snoop into your WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger chats on your phone. Any data breach is a huge deal and can be problematic for these companies as well. Users can be ripped off their bank accounts and money within seconds.
Norton WiFi Privacy brings encryption to your device so that your data is secure. It encrypts public WiFi usage, masks the activities and location, provides privacy from ad-tracking cookies and provides ‘bank-grade’ security.
“Now you can pay a bill from the airport or check personal email at the café without worrying about cybercriminals stealing your passwords or monitoring your online activity. And since your physical location is hidden from view, you’ll be able to access your apps & services just like you are at home,” says the company.
Here are the features of Norton WiFi Privacy
- Helps protect the data you send and receive when using public Wi-Fi
- Adds bank-grade encryption to help protect you on public Wi-Fi hotspots
- Lets you browse the Web anonymously to help protect your privacy
- Allows access to your favourite apps and content anywhere you go, as if you were at home
- Help encrypt your data with a no-log virtual private network that doesn’t track or store your activity
Norton has priced it quite well
For one device, a yearly subscription can cost you Rs. 2,499 right now, while for 5 devices it will cost you Rs. 2,999, and for 10 devices the subscription will cost Rs. 3,499. The company is giving discounts to customers at the moment.
It makes sense for people who regularly use public WiFi, however for those who’re using office or home WiFi, it might not be a convincing deal. Norton provides a 60-day money back guarantee as part of your subscription, in case you’re not satisfied.