Cupertino, Calif. --May 21, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), a leader in mobile software applications, announced today the availability of Norton Mobile Essentials, a brand new product designed to assist laptop users on the road. Norton Mobile Essentials is the first product from Symantec designed to maximize productivity and reduce the frustration of connection problems faced by mobile professionals. Available in stores now, Norton Mobile Essentials made its industry debut in February, when it was honored with an invitation to be previewed at Demo 98. The beta version was released to the public in April, where it also received rave reviews.
"Mobile professionals need quick resolution to PC mobility problems when on the road," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of Symantec's Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit. "Norton Mobile Essentials fills an enormous need that mobile customers have to handle connection issues in order to keep them productive from any location in the world."
"A growing concern for mobile professionals and their IS managers is the complexity, downtime and high support costs caused by multiple connectivity configurations in the office, home and on the road," said Chris Le Tocq, director/principal analyst of Dataquest. "With this product, Symantec is pioneering a segment, providing a solution to a significant need."
"This is the first software tool that keeps mobile professionals productive on the road by helping them every step of the way," said Jonathan Clifford, Manager at Deloitte Consulting. "I have been beta testing Norton Mobile Essentials for the past several months and as a mobile professional, I was impressed with the robust feature set and definitely see this product as filling a real need of our company." -more-
Pricing and Availability
Norton Mobile Essentials is now available from Symantec's network of authorized resellers. It has an estimated retail price of $79.95.
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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