End-of-Life announcement for Norton Core router and Norton Core Security Plus subscription in Australia

With NortonLifeLock solutions, we strive to bring industry-leading, valuable and relevant security to help protect your devices and personal information. Occasionally, we reassess our portfolio of security solutions and features to ensure that they meet these criteria.

As a result of this portfolio assessment, we have decided to discontinue Norton Core. Starting April 15, 2022, your Norton Core router and Norton Core Security Plus subscription will be discontinued and will not be supported.

Why is Norton Core and Norton Core Security Plus being discontinued?

Thank you for being a valued Norton Core customer. At NortonLifeLock, we have been working hard to expand our Cyber Safety platforms to provide comprehensive security, privacy, and identity protection to our customers. We remain focused on providing Cyber Safety through our digital solutions while pivoting away from hardware solutions such as routers, for now. As a result, we are retiring both the Norton Core router and the companion Norton Core Security Plus subscription on April 15, 2022.

What does it mean for the current Norton Core customers?

Your Norton Core no longer functions as a router after April 15, 2022; your subscription renewal will be automatically turned off and any device protection or cloud storage you've used as part of your Norton Core Security Plus subscription will no longer be supported.

Will my Norton Core router still protect my devices after April 15, 2022?

Your Norton Core will no longer function as a router on this date, and you will need to find an alternative router such as the one provided by your internet service provider to maintain your home internet connection. We have partnered with TP-Link and Harvey Norman to create a special router replacement offer for you. You can trade in your Norton Core router at any Harvey Norman store for one TP-Link Deco X20 DSL router at no charge. If you’d like to take advantage of this offer, please follow the instructions below.
How to redeem your replacement TP-Link router
  • You will need to bring your Norton Core router to any Harvey Norman Australia store.
  • A Harvey Norman representative will collect your Core router and capture the serial number.
  • You will be given the TP-Link Deco X20 DSL router at no charge.
  • You can also choose to receive store credit to apply to a higher spec TP-Link router or mesh pack with HomeShield. If you choose to do so, you will need to pay the difference for any upgrade.

Are there any alternative routers I can use?

We have partnered with TP-Link and Harvey Norman to create a special router replacement offer for you. You can trade in your Norton Core router at any Harvey Norman store for one TP-Link Deco X20 DSL router at no charge. If you’d like to take advantage of this offer, please follow the instructions below.
How to redeem your replacement TP-Link router
  • You will need to bring your Norton Core router to any Harvey Norman Australia store.
  • A Harvey Norman representative will collect your Core router and capture the serial number.
  • You will be given the TP-Link Deco X20 DSL router at no charge.
  • You can also choose to receive store credit to apply to a higher spec TP-Link router or mesh pack with HomeShield. If you choose to do so, you will need to pay the difference for any upgrade.

Will my Norton Core Security Plus subscription still protect my devices after April 15th, 2022?

Your Norton Core Security Plus subscription will be discontinued and the protection on your devices will not be renewed.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you, and we'd like to extend a special offer of Norton 360 Premium to continue keeping your devices protected. Norton 360 Premium includes the device protection and cloud storage you've been enjoying with your existing Norton Core Security Plus subscription, plus more:
  • Protection for your PCs, Macs, smartphones, or tablets (up to 10 devices)

  • 100GB of online backup cloud storage

  • Password Manager

  • Parental Controls

  • Dark Web Monitoring§ (NEW)

  • Secure VPN (NEW)

The existing protection installed on your devices and any files saved in cloud storage will be maintained if you choose to take this offer.
The offer is available to users with the active Norton Core Security Plus subscription only.
Offer Price: $79.99/year for the first year (67% discount!)
Renews at $244.99/year
See subscription details below*
To redeem the offer, please follow the instructions in the email received from NortonLifeLock with the special offer for Norton Core Security Plus subscribers.

What happens to the files I've stored using the 25GB of cloud backup storage?

The backup files stored on the cloud storage will remain available for you as long as you accept the Norton 360 Premium offer or install any other Norton security product which includes our online storage backup feature. The backup files will remain available for 60 days after your Norton Core Security Plus expires in case you decide to activate the online backup later.

Can I still use the app to manage my Norton Core router after April 15, 2022?

After April 15, 2022, the Norton Core app will no longer be available and supported. In addition, the router will no longer function as a router or security service.

How can I reset and wipe all the data previously associated with the router?

Factory reset will reset the router to the factory settings and delete all the user data. Instructions are available here.

What features will Norton Core router have after April 15th, 2022?

After April 15, 2022, Norton Core router will no longer function as a router or security service.

Will NortonLifeLock release a tool for unlocking Norton Core router for repurposing with an open firmware?

NortonLifeLock is focused providing Cyber Safety through our digital solutions while pivoting away from hardware solutions such as routers, for now. The company has made the decision not to dedicate the additional significant engineering resources necessary to unlock the Norton Core router or develop firmware that would allow the Norton Core to continue to function as a router.

Disclaimer:

§ Dark Web Monitoring defaults to monitor your email address only and begins immediately. Sign into your account to enter more information for monitoring.

Norton Family and Norton Parental Control can only be installed and used on a child's Windows PC, iOS and Android devices but not all features are available on all platforms. Parents can monitor and manage their child's activities from any device - Windows PC (excluding Windows 10 in S mode), Mac, iOS and Android - via our mobile apps, or by signing into their account at my.Norton.com and selecting Parental Control via any browser.

* Important Subscription, Pricing and Offer Details:

  • Your subscription begins when your purchase is completed (or otherwise, when your payment is received). You must download and install on each device, or complete enrollment to get protection.

  • By subscribing, you are purchasing a recurring subscription which will automatically renew after the first term.

  • The price quoted today is valid for the first term of your subscription. After that, your subscription will be billed at the applicable monthly or annual renewal price here. The price is subject to change, but we will always send you a notification email in advance.

  • You can cancel your subscription at my.Norton.com or by contacting Member Services & Support. For more details, please visit the Refund Policy.

  • Your subscription may include product, service and/or protection updates and features that may be added, modified or removed subject to the acceptance of the License and Services Agreement.

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