Symantec today announced Norton Confidential Online Edition, an online transaction security solution that allows financial institutions to help their customers bank online with confidence. The solution is based in part on the technology in Symantec’s recently announced Norton Confidential product and is being delivered via new bank-to-consumer and retailer-to-consumer distribution channels. The company says for the first time, financial institutions and e-commerce sites will be able to extend protection from phishing, pharming, and crimeware to their customers’ computers, so the product will block keylogging, screencapture, and password-stealing programs. Symantec expects version 2.0 of Norton Confidential Online Edition to be available in 2007. The initial focus will be on English-speaking markets, with additional language versions expected to roll out later in the year. Final pricing will be available at the time of shipment.