Summary: While Symantec's protection is solid, the overall user experience within Norton Internet Security 2008 could be much, much better. Not all the features work together and use fewer system resources.
Pros: Offers solid protection for your desktop
Cons: Interface is ghastly, The suite itself can slow your computer to a crawl, Its feature set doesn't integrate well, Fee-based services offered under the guise of technical support
Conclusion: NIS remains as good as it ever was. The 2008 edition is a solid choice for family networks -- its antivirus and spyware protection is excellent. Add to this a top-quality firewall, Identity Safe and a simple help system and you have a winner.
Pros: Incredibly easy to use, good firewall and Identity Safe
Cons: Doesn't protect against bots, the interface is too simple