Norton Identity Safe — a personal online security suite

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In this increasingly security conscious online world, consciously practicing online security is becoming more and more difficult. How many of us use the same password, or set of passwords for many of our online activities? Or look have software license keys stored in random locations? And have yet another browser app or plugin to help avoid malicious websites?

Earlier this week a new entry appeared in the personal privacy and security space — Norton Identity Safe.

Basically, Identity Safe is a combination of an online password vault, secure storage for private personal information, safe surfing utility, and automated form-filling utility.

It runs within your browser and is available for PC, Mac, iOS or Android device. As well, the application is cross-browser functional so it’ll work within Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer.

Here’s a list of a few key features:

  • Safe Search & Norton Safe Web – Help consumers protect their identities and avoid potentially risky sites by letting them know whether a site is safe to visit directly from their search results.
  • Share³ – Allows users to safely share online content by sending URLs through email and social networking plugins, directly from Norton Identity Safe.
  • Multi-platform synchronization – Synchronizes information across platforms and devices, eliminating the hassle of remembering multiple user names, passwords, contact information and credit card numbers. Norton Identity Safe allows users to access their credentials anywhere they go.

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Free?
So it seems. According to the Identity Safe website, the application looks like it’ll be a subscription service, but if you install and use it prior to October 1, 2012, it’s ‘FREE of charge forever. No strings attached.’

Of course, there are many other free applications and web services out there that offer one or another of Identity Safe’s features, but Norton’s offering is really more of an online privacy suite, and may be worth checking out, especially if you’re looking for an all-in-one solution.

 
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