Symantec Corp. will add a new defense to its consumer security flagship products Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security early next month to protect PCs from zero-day exploits, the company said Wednesday.

Sonar, for Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response, is based on technology acquired in the 2005 purchase of WholeSecurity, a Texas-based maker of anti-phishing and intrusion prevention software. “It’s a new behavioral technology,” says Ed Kim, director of product management in Symantec’s consumer product group. “It’s a zero-day defense that doesn’t use signatures.”

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