Symantec announced new backup and recovery software aimed at consumers Monday. Called Norton Save & Restore, the software is due to ship in late March.
More home users are creating and storing increasing amounts of digital content such as photos and music. In order to protect this content against malware as well as hardware and software outages, consumers who may have never previously considered backing up their computers are looking for technology options.
Symantec designed the Norton Save & Restore software to be easy to install and set up, with a focus on automating many features, according to a press release. The product includes predefined backups of common folders and file types. Users can choose how backups take place--prearranged ahead of time, on-demand, or event-driven--and they can also encrypt and password-protect their backup files.
Consumers also have the option to use Symantec's Norton Ghost disk imaging software to create an exact image of their entire hard drive without having to reboot their computers.
The estimated retail price for Norton Save & Restore is $69.99. The software can be preordered and, in late March, also will be available in retail stores.