CUPERTINO, Calif. --November 10, 1997-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced Norton Zip Rescue (NZR), the industry's first and only Windows-based recovery system and the most recent addition to the Rescue Disk utility in Norton Utilities (NU). Norton Utilities 3.0 for Windows 95, announced today, will be the first release of Norton Utilities to include this capability.
Norton Zip Rescue provides the long-awaited ability for users of Iomega Zip drives to recover their systems within their intuitive Windows 95 environment. Before Norton Zip Rescue, all users were limited to using unfamiliar DOS-based rescue and recovery utilities.
"Norton Zip Rescue is a useful and innovative enhancement to our state-of-the-art Rescue Disk in Norton Utilities," said Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "We are pleased to be able to offer these groundbreaking capabilities to the Zip drive user community."
Using Norton Zip Rescue, IS managers can create a personalized rescue zip disk of users' hard drives, including files and system settings. In the event of a system failure, users can use the Norton Zip Rescue disk to reboot their systems, obviating the need to contact corporate help desks for assistance. Norton Zip Rescue provides small office home office (SOHO) users with a do-it-yourself solution that is easy to use, completely safe, and saves both time and money.
Norton Zip Rescue allows users to boot from their Norton Zip Rescue disks and immediately launch Windows 95 to recover their systems in a familiar environment. The Rescue Recovery Wizard in Norton Zip Rescue then guides users through the recovery process via an easy-to-follow Windows interface. Norton Zip Rescue users can save their work and recover critical files using Windows and can run Norton Utilities modules such as Unerase Wizard and Disk Doctor to fix problems and recover their systems.
Norton Utilities 3.0
Norton Zip Rescue is the most recent addition to the Rescue Disk utility in Norton Utilities 3.0. Other new features in Norton Utilities 3.0 include Norton WinDoctor, a standalone utility that extends problem-solving capabilities for users; Norton Web Services, a subscription for patches and product updates; and Norton CrashGuard 3.0, the best crash and recovery protection available.
System Requirements, Pricing, and Availability
Norton Utilities 3.0 requires a 256 color VGA or better video and an IBM PC or 100% compatible Windows 95 system. It requires 80486 or higher with 8MB of RAM (16MB recommended) for Windows 95, 35MB of hard disk space and a double-speed CD-ROM drive for installation. Norton Utilities 3.0 for Windows 95 is now available from Symantec's network of authorized dealers at an estimated price of $79. Current users who are upgrading will receive a $30 rebate.
Symantec Corporation helps make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. The company is focused on addressing customer needs in three main application areas: the Norton Product line of anti-virus and PC-assistance products; the pcANYWHERE, WinFax, and ACT! product lines that cater to remote user productivity; and the Café product lines in Internet development tools.
Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, Japan, and several fast-growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC, Symantec Corporation is based in Cupertino, California, and employs more than 2,000 people. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free, (541) 334-6054, or accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.symantec.com.
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