The earlier edition of NIS will allow you to:
1. Block the internet traffic by right-clicking the NIS icon
2. View logs of ALL sites that you've visited using a supported browser of the said edition
3. There's no Norton Protection Center in earlier edition (NIS 2005 and earlier)
NIS 2008 do not have #1 & #2 anymore so if you like the above features, you might want to just renew.
But if you like to take advantage of new features of the new edition:
- Crimeware protection
- Phishing protection
- Identity Safe (support Firefox and IE)
etc.. then you might go to it.
I'm using NIS 2008.. it is working well for me. There's few glitch in the past week and it is related to their program update but was fixed by another program patch - all done thru LiveUpdate.
Hope this helps.
I have used Norton/Symantec security products for many years, and my NIS 2005 is coming up for definition renewal. In the past, I have upgraded the software with a new version every third year.....so the time has come to upgrade to 2008, rather than renew 2005 defs. I have never had any problem with NIS -- it has worked very well for me.
Before upgrading, I would appreciate some feedback from Norton supporters who have NIS 2008 and if they have any unresolved problems.