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Symantec's TalkWorks PRO Named Editor's Choice by Computer Telephony Magazine

Latest Award Follows Recent Product of the Year Designation from CTI Magazine

Cupertino, Calif. April 28, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, announced that TalkWorks PRO 2.0 was named Editor's Choice by Computer Telephony magazine. Earlier this year, editors at CTI magazine recognized TalkWorks PRO 2.0 as SOHO Product of the Year.

"We are thrilled that TalkWorks Pro has received the coveted Editor's Choice award from Computer Telephony, one of the CT industry's most respected publications. To have this recognition so closely follow CTI's Product of the Year designation validates the level of our commitment to providing small businesses the tools they need to thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of Symantec's Remote Productivity Business Unit.

In the March 1999 issue of Computer Telephony magazine, editor James Gifford shared the results of his real-world comparison testing of TalkWorks PRO 2.0 and SmithMicro's HotFax Message Center. "TalkWorks PRO is the clear winner between the two," he concluded. "TalkWorks' advantages are significant, [including] two-line support, a GUI prompt editor, and automatic software updates."

Gifford continued by singling out TalkWorks' ease-of-use and high quality. "The Symantec product is incredibly smooth and polished on every facet, from installation through daily maintenance," he wrote. "One of the major concerns with modem-based voice systems is the quality of recorded speech. Recording quality prompts is easy in the TalkWorks system. The simple recorder/editor allows you to trim and touch up recordings to remove noise, long silences, and verbal flubs . . . TalkWorks' playback mechanism is especially nice, with dynamic slider controls for volume, playback speed, and playback position."

TalkWorks PRO 2.0 is a compete voice and fax messaging solution designed to assist small businesses and home offices in improving communications with their customers and projecting a more professional image. With TalkWorks PRO 2.0, even the smallest office can utilize this most robust range of messaging tools from their PC to give their small business a large voice. Designed especially for offices of one to five people, TalkWorks PRO 2.0 includes complete voice-mail capabilities, remote message notification, call tracking, full PC-based fax and fax-on-demand, as well as voice/fax discrimination. In addition to award recognition, TalkWorks PRO 2.0 commands 41% of the marketshare for the SOHO fax and voice messaging segment according to PC Data.

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