Norton wins Product of the Year
Cape Town - Norton has won product of the year at the Product of the Year awards that recognises innovation in consumer goods.
Norton Internet Security 2012 won Product of the Year in the Computer Protection Category.
"Norton is delighted to win Product of the Year, an award which reflects the choice of the people," said Kara Rawden, senior marketing manager for the Middle East and Africa, at the Consumer Business Unit, Symantec.
Cybercrime is a growing problem complicated by a global internet, yet with different laws in geographic boundaries.
In September 2011, Microsoft took down a network linked to spam, stock scams, and sexual exploitation of children.
It sued the Czech resident Dominique Alexander Piatti who owned the domain used to operate the botnet.
The UK faces a "disturbing" number of cyber attacks, the country's spy agency said.
"The volume of e-crime and attacks on government and industry systems continue to be disturbing," Iain Lobban, director of the Government Communications Headquarters wrote in an article for the Times newspaper.
"With eight in ten adults (84%), in South Africa having been a victim of cybercrime in their lifetime, the best defence and the greatest way to protect oneself, is to utilise up-to-date, comprehensive security software such as Norton Internet Security 2012," Rawden said.
Product of the Year is open to all consumer products launched, re-launched or innovatively reformulated in South Africa over the past 18 months. Products should demonstrate innovation in one or more areas, whether in design, function, packaging or other aspects.