The other day we mentioned how a site had analyzed a lot of different software to see what slows down your computer the most. They decided to do some more tests and Symantec must have not been too happy with their Norton Internet Security 2006 result because they provided a copy of Norton Internet Security 2007 to test this time. The outcome was exactly what you would expect…not much better:
Rowan Trollope, who worked on Norton Internet Security 2007, commented here on CyberNet saying:
Take a look at Norton Internet Security 2007. I worked on this product, and this year we spent alot of time rewriting almost the entire product to make it light and tight.
The results are that Norton Internet Security 2007 and Norton AntiVirus 2007 are the best performing security products on the market.
The only thing that you have to take into consideration when viewing the above results is that many of the others listed are not security suites (firewall, antivirus, etc…). However, it doesn’t appear that it is the “best performing security product” since even the ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite beat it in every aspect of this test.
Eset (makers of NOD32) will be releasing their security suite later this year and it will be interesting to see how it stacks up to the competition.