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Symantec to Include Netcom Internet Access Service in pcTelecommute

Telecommuters now can benefit from low-cost Internet access further encouraging productivity gains when working from home

Cupertino, Calif --August 17, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and consumer computing, today announced that it will include Netcom Internet access service in Symantec's new pcTelecommute product. pcTelecommute is the industry's first solution that gives telecommuters everything they need to work from home. Netcom provides reliable Internet access to customers in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. With Internet service included in pcTelecommute, users can access office data and applications over the Internet, saving the cost of long distance phone calls.

"We are pleased to be able to offer telecommuters a complete solution that is not only feature-rich, but is also economical," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of Symantec's Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit."By providing Netcom's high-quality, low-cost Internet service with pcTelecommute, Symantec is demonstrating its commitment to leading the industry in providing real solutions to the growing telecommuting user community."

"Netcom's known expertise is to provide communication solutions that enhance the productivity of professionals and small to medium size companies," said Gene Shimshock, vice president of marketing at Netcom. "By combining Symantec's pcTelecommute with Netcom's award-winning Internet software and service, employees working from home are now provided a seamless, affordable solution to access the information they need for greater productivity gains."

pcTelecommute gives telecommuters everything they need to work from home-with the conveniences of being in the office. Users can transfer files from their remote site and the office, send and receive faxes at their remote desktop, and access office-based applications and files as well as e-mail. Users can also use pcTelecommute to quickly create status reports for managers from the editable work log and automatically log all incoming and outgoing calls as well as send and receive faxes. A caller ID and screening function displays all incoming phone numbers or only those of specified priority callers, thereby decreasing interruptions and increasing productivity. pcTelecommute was designed for telecommuters who work from home one to three days per week.

NETCOM On-Line Communication Services, Inc. has over a decade of Internet connectivity, applications, and web-hosting expertise. The company delivers a full range of innovative, value-added services for today's individual professional and small to medium-sized business customers who increasingly use the Internet as a mission-critical tool. All Internet access services are backed by the company's expansive high-speed nationwide network and world-class customer service.

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