The Norton division at Workgroup has announced the local availability of Norton AntiVirus Dual Protection for Mac, featuring vulnerability protection technology and antivirus for Mac users running Boot Camp or Windows virtualisation software.

This solution provides comprehensive protection from both Mac and Windows-based vulnerabilities and viruses, says Arno Fourie, Norton product manager at Workgroup.
“With this dual protection functionality, Mac users benefit by receiving both AntiVirus 11 for Mac and Norton AntiVirus 2008 for Windows,” he adds.
“Mac users who run dual operating systems can now have comprehensive security protection with automatic updates from Symantec’s global security network. AntiVirus Dual Protection for Mac automatically detects and removes viruses, scans and cleans downloaded files and email attachments, incorporating discrete yet effective security alerts.”
In addition, AntiVirus Dual Protection for Mac is designed to automatically update itself in the background, allowing users to conduct their online activities without interruption. With Dual Protection, users get comprehensive protection for two operating systems in one package.
This latest introduction provides an extra layer of protection against attacks that target software vulnerabilities on Leopard and Windows, says Fourie. “It includes both vulnerability protection, which is new to AntiVirus for Mac, and intrusion protection, which is included in AntiVirus for Windows.
“These layers of protection prevent threat from infecting systems by blocking malware and viruses from installing when downloading pictures, music and software and then deleting the threat.
“Dual Protection for Mac also includes performance and engine improvements to ensure better compatibility and less impact on system startup and resource usage, so users can safely continue their online activities without impacting their productivity.”