LifeLock vs. Identity Guard
You’ve probably seen a commercial on t.v. or heard of LifeLock by word-of-mouth. LifeLock is a prominent name in identity theft protection services, brought to you by Norton, an established name in cybersecurity. While Identity Guard might not have as much name recognition, this identity theft protection provider also brings a lot to the table thanks to its partnership with IBM Watson®. We take a look at the some unique offerings of both service providers to help you select the best one for your needs.
Winner: Identity Guard
Starting monthly fee
Internet/Dark web monitoring
Tri-bureau credit monitoring
Bank account monitoring
ID theft insurance
|60 days (Annual Membership)||2 months of free service on annual plans|
|Digital and online privacy protection||Family plans|
Frequently Asked Questions about LifeLock and Identity Guard
We believe that using an identity theft protection service can provide you with an additional set of eyes in monitoring and safeguarding your information. In addition, several services offer insurance to cover expenses associated with the recovery process.
LifeLock gives you three plans to choose from: Standard ($9.99/mo.), Advantage ($19.99/mo.), and Ultimate Plus ($29.99/mo.). The Standard Plan gives you access to up to $25,000 in stolen funds reimbursement, identity monitoring alerts, credit monitoring for a single bureau, and more. The Advantage and Ultimate Plus plans offer more.
Identity Guard gives you three plans to choose from: Value ($8.99/mo.), Total ($19.99/mo.), and Ultra ($29.99/mo.). The Value Plan gives you access to IBM Watson artificial intelligence for monitoring, up to $1 million in insurance, dedicated recovery support, and more. The Total and Ultra plans provide you with additional features.
Yes, LifeLock has a 60-Day Money Back Guarantee available for annual memberships only. If you choose a month-to-month LifeLock plan, you will not have access to this guarantee.
Identity Guard offers a trial period based on the subscription you choose. If you choose an annual subscription, you’ll get two months of service for free.