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National Software Testing Results say Norton Mobile Essentials is a "must have" for Mobile Users

- NSTL Results Show That Norton Mobile Essentials Increases Mobile Worker Productivity By Up To 95% -

CUPERTINO, Calif. - June 30, 1998 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), today announced independent testing results from the National Software Testing Laboratories (NSTL), the leading testing firm in the computer industry, prove Norton Mobile Essentials is the most effective solution for keeping mobile professionals productive. According to tests conducted for Symantec by NSTL, Norton Mobile Essentials significantly enhances the end-user's experience in location management and problem detection performance. New from Symantec, Norton Mobile Essentials is designed to maximize productivity and reduce the frustration of connection problems faced by mobile professionals.

"The NSTL results confirm that Norton Mobile Essentials is the best solution available to ensure that customers stay productive from any location," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of Symantec's Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit. "The results signify that Symantec is successfully providing customers with a valuable solution that resolves connections problems from anywhere."

For mobile professionals on the road, Norton Connection Doctor helps troubleshoot connection problems. The test results concluded that Norton Mobile Essentials was found to offer far more successful resolutions to common modem communications problems than the nearest competitor. Norton Connection Doctor detected 100 percent of the problems in the test scenario.

When out of the office, Norton Location Controller lets users begin work immediately in any new location by automatically changing various settings as soon as Windows is started. Instead of spending time manually configuring Windows settings when arriving at a new location, Norton Location Controller can be used to automate this process. Test results revealed that Norton Mobile Essentials significantly increased efficiency in switching between locations for a mobile professional over standard Windows 95 options. Test results also indicated that Norton Location Controller saved up to 95 percent of the time required in changing locations.

Norton Mobile Essentials is now available from Symantec's network of authorized resellers. It has an estimated retail price of $79.95. A 30-day trial version of Norton Mobile Essentials can be downloaded at

About NSTL
NSTL is the leading independent testing facility for the computer industry. Founded in 1983, NSTL pioneered the use of objective, comparative testing of PC and LAN hardware and software. NSTL offers compatibility, performance, usability, BIOS, logo and comparison testing services to hardware developers, software publishers, government agencies and corporations throughout the world. NSTL is headquartered in suburban Philadelphia and is a division of CMP Media Inc. For more information visit NSTL's web site at or 610-941-9600.

About Symantec

Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing. Symantec products and solutions help 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. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information on the company and its products can be obtained at

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