updated 10:50 pm EST, Thu February 18, 2010
Beta not promising iPad any security protections
Symantec has released details of its upcoming Norton 360 app for the iPad. The service allows users to back-up data online, including documents, music, photos and videos. Users will be able to access the data and share it with others via URL links. Norton has yet to confirm if users will be able to play video, view photos or listen to music directly from the app interface. The utility also appears to lack protection tools for viruses or other security threats.
Norton 360 software is limited to Windows machines at this time, costing $80 for a standard edition with 2GB of online backup. A premium edition can be purchased for $100 and includes 25GB of online storage. Norton expects its first beta of the iPad app to appear within the next few weeks on the iTunes App Store.