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Symantec's Norton Mobile Essentials Wins Prestigious Award at Mobile Insights 99'

CUPERTINO, Calif. - February 26, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, today announced that Norton Mobile Essentials was honored with the Mobile Insights 1999 Mobility Award in the Software Network/Remote Access category at the fifth annual Mobile Insights conference. An unrivaled solution designed for the needs of mobile professionals, Norton Mobile Essentials makes it easy to begin work immediately in a new location.

"We are delighted to accept this award for Norton Mobile Essentials," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of Symantec's Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit. "This proves that IS professionals want a quality solution to help reduce cost of supporting mobile workers and keep them productive anywhere they work."

Symantec was among the winners honored at the Mobility Awards Ceremony at the Mobile Insights '99 conference for leaders in the mobile computing and data communications industry. Members of the press and analysts community who participated on the Mobility Awards Committee selected the winners.

A growing concern for mobile professionals and their IS managers is downtime and costs caused by mobile workers connecting from the office, home and on the road. Mobile Essentials maximizes productivity and reduces costs associated with resolving problems faced by mobile professionals. Norton Mobile Essentials was launched last spring where it received rave reviews.

For those interested in Norton Mobile Essentials, Symantec offers free trial ware so customers can test the software in their own work environment. Customers can download the trial ware from Symantec's website 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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