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pcAnywhere 9.0 Distinguished As Analyst Choice By PC Week

Management Platform Support, Expanded Windows NT Authentication, and Preconfigure Options Cited as Key New Features

CUPERTINO, Calif. August 19, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that pcAnywhere 9.0 won PC Week's coveted Analyst's Choice Award. The award was announced in the publication's August 2, 1999 edition.

"PC Week is one of the industry's primary sources of factual, mindfully researched and tested product information. As evidenced by its consistently high subscriber base, readers regard the magazine as a serious tool for helping them make intelligent buying decisions. As a result, it is an honor, that pcAnywhere 9.0 was selected as Analyst's Choice and called the best remote control solution available today," said Christopher Calisi, vice president, Symantec Corporation.

"In tests of pcAnywhere 9.0, the preconfiguration features, management platform tie-ins, expanded Windows NT authentication and other features added by Symantec Corp. worked well, in most cases they are unequaled in competing remote control packages, and the update is a PC Week Labs Analyst's Choice," according to the review.

Analyst Ken Phillips concludes the review with the statement that pcAnywhere 9.0 "is the best and easiest-to-manage package we've tested."

pcAnywhere 9.0 began shipping in June 1999, with an increased focus on providing corporations remote management and remote support capabilities. IT professionals worldwide use pcAnywhere for remote troubleshooting and help desk support, and for providing connectivity for remote and mobile users. This proven, comprehensive solution lets you connect to any computer anywhere and operate it as if you were there. Help desk personnel can more quickly identify and resolve user problems without traveling to the remote machine. Mobile and remote employees can quickly and easily access office-based files and applications from anywhere.

pcAnywhere commands 76 percent of the retail remote control market according to PC Data's June US Retail Market Share Report and 85 percent of the corporate remote control market according to PC Data's June analysis. pcAnywhere is also regularly featured on PC Data's list of top 10 selling business software products.

Customers interested in evaluating pcAnywhere 9.0 or upgrading their current pcAnywhere implementations to version 9.0 can call 1-541-335-7000.

About Symantec
Symantec is a world leader in Internet security technology and technology solutions that help companies manage and support workforces that use laptop computers and other mobile devices.

The company is a leading provider of software products for the consumer market and is rapidly growing its presence as a provider of solutions to enterprise organizations

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