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Symantec Named Vendor Of The Year From Buy.Com

CUPERTINO, Calif. Oct. 13, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) announced today that BUY.COM, a leading Internet retailer and e-commerce portal site, named Symantec as this year's vendor of the year.

"Symantec is extremely honored to receive this award," said Mike Flanagan, Symantec's director of ecommerce sales & marketing. "BUY.COM has been a strong and growing partner over the last 2 years and is an established e-tailer. The vendor of the year award is a tribute to our respective teams, who have placed value on creativity, revenue growth and overall quality of the relationship."

"Symantec is one of our key software partners and one of the first to recognize the growing trend of customers who want to take advantage of purchasing software online," said John Herr, vice president of sales and marketing for BUY.COM. "We look forward to helping Symantec continue to be an e-commerce leader in 2000."

BUY.COM is a leading Internet superstore, offering a comprehensive selection of brand name computer hardware and peripherals, software, books, videos, DVDs, computer games, music and surplus equipment at everyday low prices. Through seven online specialty stores -- BUYCOMP.COM, BUYSOFT.COM, BUYBOOKS.COM, BUYVIDEOS.COM, BUYMUSIC.COM, BUYGAMES.COM and BUYCLEARANCE.COM ­

BUY.COM offers more than 800,000 products in a convenient, intuitive shopping interface that features extensive product information and multi-media presentations. BUY.COM's e-commerce portal,, links all seven specialty stores and is designed to enhance the customer's online shopping experience 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information on BUY.COM is available at the corporate Website,

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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