Norton Core

Norton Core

By Symantec

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2017-05-31
  • Current Version: 1.81
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 123.01 MB
  • Developer: Symantec
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 79 Ratings


IMPORTANT NOTE: This mobile app requires the Norton Core router hardware device to function. Norton Core is a high-performance wireless router with built-in security for your connected home. It provides blazing fast WiFi and creates the peace of mind that your home network is safe and secure. The Norton Core app enables you to easily setup, manage and control your network. Managing WiFi and security together has never been easier. It’s simple dashboard provides a security score for your entire home network, the number of devices connected, enables guest access and displays how much time is left when time limit parental controls are turned on. Norton Core Features: - Easy setup and control - Security for all your connected devices - Smart Parental Controls enable you to set content filters, daily time limits and bedtimes - Quick assessment of your home network with a simple security score - Seamless and automatic software updates with the latest security and features - Prioritize WiFi bandwidth speed for devices that need it the most - Secure guest access enables you to setup a guest network for a limited duration - Smart device identification - Manage and monitor your network from anywhere(1). IMPORTANT NOTE: This mobile app requires the Norton Core router hardware device to function. (1) Requires mobile data plan or an Internet connection.



  • Core is not your core

    By Mr The Pope
    I have to say, the concept here is great. The device fails to deliver. The most basic of configuration options, like being able to choose subnet addresses, have been completely omitted. The “PM’s” call that a feature request. I call it basic functionality. The whole point of the thing is the secure DNS and content inspection (which relies in part on the secure DNS). It goes down. Constantly. The solution? Use a different DNS provider. And when you do.. it works! So I ask you... what am I paying for? Bottom line: this thing isn’t ready for production and was clearly rushed due to some imagined market expectation.
  • Log in

    By Jomarin
    This app keeps logging me off and whenever I log back in I do so but doesn’t log me in! I have to log in at least 10 times to finally log into Norton core! Really pisses me off. It gets very annoying!
  • VERY Poorly Designed Product

    By The-Dude-Abides
    Among the MANY flaws in this product, setup REQUIRES that you have an independent internet connection (ex. cell phone) from your broadband connection. If the cellular data connection where you are setting up the device is limited or non-existent, you can’t set up the device! (even if you have a live Internet connection for the Norton Core!). Who came up with this brilliant idea?! Why would this be necessary?! In addition: * the product REQUIRES for WiFi to be active on the device (can’t disable WiFi on router in the event you already have a mesh router setup for WiFi and are just looking for the firewall capabilities of the Core). * Symantec cripples WPA2 by limiting WiFi password length to 32 characters! (instead of the standard 63 characters). Telephone support is a nightmare. I initiated a refund request for my Core several weeks ago: they are taking forever to process the request-I’m ready to toss this device in the garbage and never purchase a Symantec product again.
  • Very nice user Interface

    By Kobo boy
    It’s very simple to use and straight forward. But also the updates aren’t so frequent unfortunately.
  • Fantastic!

    By Christine1224
    I bought the Norton Core in Jan 2018 and I have been so happy with it! It was super easy to set up and has operated great for over a month now. I’d read reviews that concerned me ahead of the purchase but I didn’t experience any bad performance at all. The only thing I would advise is that buyers research ahead of time what type of modem they have and figure out how to configure it in “bridge mode” as that is required. For me, I have DirecTV with a gateway modem and I had to research a bit to figure out how to configure it, as my specific modem didn’t allow bridge mode. But after a quick google search I found posts explaining how it did allow DMZ+ configuration (which is similar) and showed me how to turn off the wireless on my gateway modem, which worked perfectly. Overall, very satisfied with the Norton Core!
  • Sent back, regretting now

    By JoeFrias
    I have the Cujo, it okay. Tried the Bitdefender Box 2, like the bridge mode compared to the Cujo. Should have kept testing the Core. Oh well! The app needs some TLC, but it was getting there.
  • Worst product ever.

    By Tpamusician813
    After months with this failed, broken device dropping connection randomly 5-6 times a day, it finally broke after a firmware update and wouldn’t pass internet anymore. Beware Symantec employees posting fake reviews! This is a flawed product and has hardware issues. Filed a BBB complaint. Avoid this product!
  • What a joke

    By R4mdat
    Yea, take the router and throw it in the thrash and uninstall the app. No quality assurance, no customer service, this product is designed for one thing only - to lock you into a monthly subscription. Why do I need a Norton account to use this product? So I can have Symantec track my entire online browsing history and install their junk software on all my devices. Please, give me a break.
  • What a waste!

    By Teaoharares
    For $250+ you’d expect a better product. Not only is the functionality of the router restricted to what’s available in the app, but the router itself has problems. Many of those problems have already been outline in all of the other negative reviews, but when you can’t even configure the right time zone because of an “error” that when you know you’ve wasted money.
  • Request: No to All Alerts

    By steelwind
    In the app it shows alert notifications for blocked sites which is handy, but it seems there is a cap of number of entries. My latest entries showed from 2 weeks ago, I had 150+ but nothing showed recent. After clearing some old alerts, by manually selecting NO new alerts finally started appearing. There needs to be a way to select NO for all blocking notifications or clear the list, or remove the soft cap.