Computer security firm Symantec has released a new service, Norton Hotspot Privacy, which will protect consumers using public Wi-Fi connections.
The new service claimed to automatically create a private connection, or virtual private network, allowing users to control what they share online without worrying about where they connect to the Internet.
Norton Hotspot Privacy, which is now available in US and UK for Mac and PC, enables users to become ‘invisible’ on the network and also encrypts their username, password and other confidential information they may be entering online.
It also helps consumers sign into the Norton Hotspot Privacy Web portal, download the client and the VPN will automatically configure to create a private connection.
Norton Hotspot Privacy empowers people to connect to public Wi-Fi networks while keeping their personal information secure by protecting the user’s entire Wi-Fi session when surfing the Web.
It also encrypts the user’s connection, so usernames, passwords, credit card numbers and other confidential information remain safe and provides the user with unlimited bandwidth on up to five devices.
In addition to Norton Hotspot Privacy, the Norton product portfolio includes Norton Internet Security and Norton 360, which provide additional layers of PC protection from fraudulent websites.
Symantec Consumer Business Unit Product Management vice president Dave Cole said: "With Norton Hotspot Privacy, consumers are able to take advantage of the convenience of public Wi-Fi, with the confidence of knowing their information is secure and their online activities remain private."