Norton, by Symantec has released 2014 beta version of Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus, and Norton 360. The builds are available publicly as a free download from Norton beta center. It should be noted that public beta builds are pre-release software, available for public testing before the final version is released. Hence, it is not recommended to install these products on production systems. It is also advisable to perform a backup of your existing data before installing this software.
Norton 21 Betas are engineered for outstanding protection, performance and the best possible user experience. It is designed for compatibility with the upcoming release of Windows 8.1, and to improve on the industry’s best protection and performance.
Key improvements include:
- Stronger Protection – Improved effectiveness of reputation-based (Norton Insight) and behavioral-based (SONAR) protection engines keep consumers safe from evolving threats
- Improved Performance – Lower memory usage and improved file copy speeds make performance even faster and lighter
- Enhanced Norton Identity Safe Experience – Increased stability, improved form-filling and an easy-to-access vault search in order to find favorite saved sites deliver a seamless user experience. Also includes better cross-platform functionality for users with mobile devices
To download Norton Internet Security 21 Beta / Norton AntiVirus 21 Beta, you first need to visit Norton Beta Center and complete registration for products you wish to try. Then a 14-day Beta subscription activation key will be emailed to you to assist you in testing. After your Beta subscription expires, you can uninstall the existing build and download the latest beta build which will include a new 14 day subscription.
Norton beta testers are encouraged to share their feedback, post any issues or suggestions, related to the Norton 21.0 products on the Norton Public Beta Forum.