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Windows Magazine Awards Norton Mobile Essentials a Place on Prestigious Winlist

-- New Symantec Mobile Solution Receives Accolades --

Cupertino, Calif --July 22, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced a stellar review of Norton Mobile Essentials that appears in the August issue of Windows Magazine and includes placing Norton Mobile Essentials on the WinList of recommended products, the highest level of praise awarded by the publication.

"Norton Mobile Essentials is perfect for on-the-go business travelers whose only PC is a notebook," wrote Scot Finnie, Windows Magazine editor. "Norton Mobile Essentials defines a new product category that any experienced PC-toting traveler will readily recognize as an area of computing in need. Even better, NME fills the need quite admirably with a host of easy-to-use, effective tools."

Every month, Windows Magazine editors evaluate and compare hundreds of products, including desktop systems, notebooks, and hardware as well as software products. Editors update the list each month with new hardware and software to provide readers the most up-to-date information available on current market offerings. Windows Magazine sends its monthly WinList to readers free of charge via e-mail subscription.

"We are thrilled that Norton Mobile Essentials has been placed on the Windows Magazine highly respected WinList," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of Symantec's Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit. "This recognition signifies that we are providing an effective solution that meets the critical needs of mobile customers."

Introduced in May, Norton Mobile Essentials is designed to maximize productivity and reduce the frustration of connection problems faced by mobile professionals. 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 www.symantec.com/nme.

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 www.symantec.com.

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