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Symantec Reaffirms Network Administration Leadership

Norton Administrator for Networks Wins Top Honors During NetWorld+Interop

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- April 12, 1996 -- During NetWorld+Interop, the industry’s premier networked computing conference, Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) received awards from three of the leading trade publications read by corporate decision makers: LAN Magazine, Network Computing, and PC Week. The company’s Norton Administrator for Networks (NAN) won LAN Magazine’s Product of the Year for best asset management product. NAN also received top honors from Network Computing for Best Enterprise Desktop Product. In addition, PC Week awarded NAN an IT Excellence Award for LAN administration/application management.

"Norton Administrator for Networks is the number one choice for network administration at corporate sites. The fact that these leading publications selected NAN for such prestigious awards confirms the product’s leadership in providing a solution for conducting hardware and software inventory, software metering and distribution," said Ted Schlein, vice president of Networking and Client/Server Technology at Symantec. "NAN has always been a market-leading solution for large, multi-thousand node network sites. Now Norton Administrator Suite - Essential Edition is the perfect complement to meet the needs of the network administrator at single site LANs."

A January, 1996 IDC study shows that the network administration market continued to grow at a rapid pace in 1995, with worldwide sales of administration suite products increasing 187% to $215 million. Symantec holds the number two market share position in this burgeoning market, with 23% of sales in 1995.

LAN Magazine
Norton Administrator for Networks won LAN Magazine’s Product of the Year for asset management. According to the publication, "Norton Administrator for Networks from Symantec takes a true enterprise approach to asset management. The product is NOS-independent, it gives network managers the tools to break down a WAN into manageable sites, and it lets the network manager limit the product’s impact on WAN performance via utilization limits and other features."

Network Computing
Network Computing lauded NAN as "the complete manager" and honored the product with its "Well Connected" award in the category of Best Enterprise Desktop Management. The magazine states that "NAN 2.0 is a complete desktop and asset management tool that helps IS managers and support staff regain control of their network and workstations. NAN offers a long list of impressive features that make it a viable suite for almost any network."

PC Week
Since the publication introduced its current reviews system in 1994, it has put more than 1,000 products through the demands of corporate testing. PC Weeks’ IT Excellence Awards honor products that PC Week analysts would recommend had they been running their own company performing in a consultative role. According to the publication, "Multi-site replication and administration over a WAN link make Norton Administrator for Networks one of the few truly enterprise-capable management products on the market."

Norton Administrator for Networks is a member of the Norton Network Series. Also announced at Networld+Interop was the Norton Administrator Suite - Essential Edition which integrates a wide array of features, including hardware and software inventory, software metering and distribution, desktop virus protection, desktop configuration management, and remote control -- essential features that a network administrator finds useful in the day-to-day management of the network. The Essential Edition is developed for network administrators of single site LANs. Pricing starts at $635 for 10 nodes.

About Symantec Corporation
Symantec Corporation develops, markets, and supports a complete line of application and system software products designed to enhance individual and workgroup productivity as well as manage networked computing environments. Platforms supported include IBM personal computers and compatibles, Apple Macintosh computers as well as all major network operating systems. Founded in 1982, the company’s global operations span North America, Europe and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free or (541) 334-6054.

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