Over the holidays, AV Comparatives which is one of two premier Anti-Malware testing houses in the worlds released it Summary Report of the top products of the year. #1 on that list with a GOLD medal was Norton Internet Security 2010. This award is the most significant award of the year because of the sheer amount of data points that were used as input to the test. To win this award the product has to consistenly beat out its competitors in detection rates month-after-month as well have low false positives.
Congratulations to NIS2010 on being awarded the best security product of 2009.
You can read all about it here http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/summary/summary2009.pdf