Symantec reveals success of Norton Core

Symantec’s Norton Core secure Wi-Fi router for the connected home has blocked more than 90 million threats at the network level since launching in August 2017.
Symantec security solutionsNorton Core is helping defend consumers’ home networks from hackers, botnets and other sophisticated and aggressive malicious attacks.

Symantec research found there was a 600 percent increase in overall IoT attacks since 2017, with routers identified as the most attacked device in the home.

Analyst firm Gartner estimated that 8.4 billion IoT devices would be in use by the end of 2017.

“Norton Core was developed to address the alarming trend of IoT attacks, such as VPNFilter, the malware that recently infected more than half a million routers in more than 50 countries,” said Ameer Karim, vice president and general manager of Consumer IoT Security at Norton by Symantec.

Norton Core has blocked more than:

51 million malware attacks

20 million botnets

13 million spam and phishing emails

3 million Potentially Unwanted Programs

3 million potential scams

Norton Core is available for purchase online for $199.99 at Norton.com, BestBuy.com and Amazon.com, as well as Best Buy stores nationwide.

Purchase of Norton Core, available in Titanium Gold and Granite Gray, comes bundled with a one-year complimentary subscription to Norton Core Security Plus. After the first year, a subscription renewal is available for $9.99/month. Subscription is required for security and parental control features.