Although Mac already comes with its virus detection software that also protects you from malware and does most of the security work that Norton does, it still fails in comparison because of Norton's ease of use and the fact that everything security-related is centralized.
A Mac running on stock security software alone doesn't have a dedicated program to launch and run security checks on demand. Having an all-in-one, reliable software like ours will launch and run security checks on your machine, which is a breeze for Mac users.
Our software suite comes standard with on-demand malware scanning, on-access malware scanning, website trust rating, malicious URL blocking, phishing protection, file scanner & cleaner, and firewall protection. Additional features include spyware detection as well.
Our software suite comes with phishing, malware, virus, and spyware detection. The features are common to most, if not all, antivirus software suites. What sets us apart, especially for Mac, is that you can get these basic threat protection features on five devices, and we don't restrict your protection to only Apple devices.
Norton's on-demand scanning gives you a whole new level of control over your Mac's security. The Mac does not need virus detection software as it comes standard with its proprietary software, but it's also important to remember that you can't launch and manually run scans just like how you can and would on our software.
What's also great about our software is the scheduled scans feature. You can have scheduled scans run on your Mac that are set by you.
Performance and Protection
Generally speaking, our software for Mac is lightweight and does not eat away at your Mac's processing speed. If you ever experience lag on your device, you can rest assured that it is not because of our antivirus software or Dark Web monitoring feature, which runs in the background.
Norton 360 Deluxe comes standard with malware protection, although you may not be aware of it as it runs in the background for Mac, whereas on Windows, you get notifications of threat detection and routine scans. We have to stress, though you can still manually run malware detection scans yourself.
Ransomware-related attacks on small businesses and individual persons are on the rise. Interestingly enough, small businesses and individuals are more likely to be victims of this crime than large corporations. Having antivirus software that offers you robust protection, which includes ransomware protection, is of paramount importance.
Our Dark Web monitor scans the dark web for your data to see if it's not being auctioned off in dodgy marketplaces for personal financial data.
The internet is like a minefield, one wrong step, and it's bye-bye happy browsing, and hello thousands of dollars repair work. Phishing is the act of fishing for data, hence the name "phishing." Norton 360 Deluxe comes with phishing detection, so you will always be aware of a website or a shady email trying to steal your data.
When you're online, apart from phishing attacks, you're also susceptible to spyware attacks. These attacks could be simple, from a webcam hack on your Mac to a more sophisticated attack that will see the attacker gaining access to your accounts, including banking accounts using spyware software.
For this reason alone, having a dedicated security software suite protecting your machine is vital not only for your Mac but also for your personal information.
Norton 360 Deluxe has a two-way firewall, which prevents a particular data category from getting in or out. It also protects you from risky networks and known IP addresses that are considered dangerous.
Privacy and Security
MacOS users are lucky enough to have security issues come as an after-thought to them as the OS comes with a more than capable security suite. However, for Mac users who generally browse the dark web and other shady parts of the internet, using a stock security suite isn't enough.
Norton offers you adware protection, malware protection, an unlimited VPN (unlike its competitors who have a cap), and let's not forget about browser/phishing protection.
Although our firewall is not the same in terms of performance for the Mac versus Windows, as Windows has a better firewall protection module. Our software still offers comprehensive protection for your Mac against firewall attacks such as port scans.
Norton's password manager has no restrictions and works with Safari, Firefox, and Chrome. A password manager traditionally isn't all that amazing and is free with browsers like Chrome and Firefox. What sets Norton's password manager apart, though, is its ability to seamlessly sync your passwords across operating systems and devices included in your plan.
The password feature now includes a strength report that you can act on. It does, however, lack advanced features like two-factor authentication and digital inheritance. Still, for the money you're spending on the product plus all the other benefits that come with the software, it's a great deal.
You might have a hundred terabytes of disk space, but eventually, every machine needs a clean-up. Norton Clean removes duplicate files on your Mac, and it removes junk files such as temporary app data and other unnecessary temporary files on your machine.
Our VPN comes with a decent number of servers across multiple locations globally. We also maintain a no-log policy for your privacy, and on top of that, our VPN has an ad-tracker blocker too.
Dark Web Monitoring
Our software comes with a dark-web monitoring feature that are powered by LifeLock Technologies. There's a cool feature that comes with this feature, and that's an active scan of your data on the Dark Web to see if nefarious individuals are not selling it on the shady corners of the internet.