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Symantec Provides Free WinFax Pro Fax Software Solution for Business Communication Needs during Canadian Postal Strike

Symantec WinFax PRO free Trial versions available for large and small businesses to remain in contact with customers without relying on mail service

Toronto, ON. --November 27, 1997--As the Canadian postal strike continues, businesses and individuals scramble to keep in touch with their customers. The reliability, security and wide use of fax technology makes WinFax PRO from Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC) an excellent alternative. For Canadians who have not yet discovered the advantages of sending faxes directly from their computer, Symantec is offering a free trial version of WinFax PRO that works for 45 days. http://www.symantecstore.com/trialware/. The first 250 Canadian companies or residents who call Symantec at 800-453-1183 (request code V31) can also order a free 45-day trialware CD containing WinFax PRO 8.0 and WinFax PRO 4.0. There will be no charge for shipping and handling.

"Known as the world wide leader in PC based communications software, Symantec offers software solutions for assistance and support in a time of trouble. Our market-leading communications software gives an easy to implement alternative to postal mail during the strike," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of the Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit at Symantec. "With WinFax PRO, a PC or laptop and either a modem or Internet connection, people can easily run WinFax PRO to remain productive and in touch with customers."

WinFax PRO 8.0 provides hassle free faxing anytime, anywhere. Businesses can look more professional with laser-quality faxes, and save time by faxing to one person or an entire group with a few clicks of the mouse. Faxing via the Internet or by scheduling faxes for off-peak hours can save money on long distance charges. Set-up Wizards guide the user through installing, sending faxes and designing custom cover pages. TalkWorks free voice mail software included with WinFax also enables users to provide clients with round-the-clock information (completely unattended) with fax on demand. More information on the benefits of WinFax is available on the Symantec website at http://www.symantec.com/winfax

About Symantec
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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