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Alliance between Symantec and NEC Computer Systems Division Delivers Remote Control Capabilities to All NEC Handheld PCs

Agreement bundles market-leading pcANYWHERE CE Remote Control with all NEC MobilePro700 H/PCs

Cupertino, Calif --April 1, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC) announced today an agreement with NEC Computer Systems Division (NEC CSD), to include pcANYWHERE CE on NEC's MobilePro 700 line of handheld PCs. pcANYWHERE CE provides reliable, fast remote access to applications and files on any PC, workstation or server, and innovative viewing technologies, all capable on the NEC MobilePro 700 Handheld PC, a lightweight, touch typable e-mail and internet access and presentation device that weighs under 1.5 pounds.

"Remote control from the palm of your hand is a powerful extension to the CE device for both the computer and business professionals. Partnering with NEC CSD also gives customers a cohesive CE package of quality hardware and software," said David Wilmering, director of product management for Symantec's Mobile Software Products. "pcANYWHERE CE's award winning functionality, is critical for solving issues of access to your desktop or networking and retrieving information while out of the office or on the road."

"With Symantec's PC anywhere, the NEC MobilePro 700 H/PCs allow mobile professionals to remotely access files, applications and information residing on a desktop or notebook, while away from the office," said Michael DeNeffe, director of marketing, NEC Handheld Products Division. "NEC's hardware innovation, coupled with Symantec's leadership in communications software, is a combination that delivers true mobility, unlike anything else in the market."

The award-winning NEC MobilePro 700 features an innovative new design that boasts the industry's largest, typable keyboard in a Windows CE 2.0 device, and a large, backlit screen, making it an ideal mobile companion for remote connectivity, email, presentations and personal productivity. The MobilePro 700 H/PC, equipped with Symantec's PC anywhere, delivers the features and functionality that mobile professionals require most, while away from the office.

pcANYWHERE CE is a Windows CE-based communications product which provides remote control and text transfer capabilities within a single user interface. Since its release in May 1997, it has received the LAN Times Magazine "Best of Times" award, a Mobile Computing Magazine "Product of the Year" and "First Class" award, and 5 Stars from Mobilus Magazine. With pcANYWHERE CE, a CE compatible modem, and a regular telephone line, users can remotely access data and/or control applications located on another PC, workstation or network server that is acting as a host, using pcANYWHERE32 for Windows 95 or NT. Innovative viewing technologies, such as ezZOOM and ezSCROLL allow users to view and control a host PC with a larger relative display area from a much smaller display on the HPC. pcANYWHERE CE carries the Microsoft Windows CE Logo certification.

About NEC Computer Systems Division
NEC Computer Systems Division is a leading manufacturer of computer products to the commercial and consumer markets. NEC branded products include Versa® notebook computers, PowerMate® desktop computers, Express5800™ servers and MobilePro™ handheld personal computers. NEC Computer Systems Division is a division of Sacramento, California-based Packard Bell NEC, Inc.

Based in Sacramento, California, Packard Bell NEC, Inc. is the number two PC supplier in the United States and number three worldwide. The company designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of desktop, notebook, and mobile computers, network servers and Net PCs. The company's major manufacturing operations are in California, Washington, France, China, Malaysia and Australia.

For sales information or the nearest authorized reseller, interested customers should call 1-888-8NEC-NOW or look on the Internet at www.necnow.com.

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 Cafe 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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