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Deutsche Post To Use Symantec's Norton AntiVirus

Group License for 60,000 PCs

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Jan. 17, 2000 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that the German post service, Deutsche Post AG, is to standardize its Bonn headquarters and all other operations on Symantec¹s AntiVirus solution.

Norton AntiVirus will be installed onto 60,000 PCs running Windows NT 4.0 as part of their standard configuration during the first quarter of 2000. Deutsche Post AG has the option of additional licences to use the Symantec solution in subsidiary operations in Germany and overseas, and has also purchased a two year Platinum support contract with 24 hour access to Symantec engineers.

According to Michael Nowak, project leader at Deutsche Post AG, the main reasons behind the decision to use the Symantec solution were: "the extensive support package offered by Symantec and the NAVEX technology."

"We consider good, fast support to be indispensable where viruses are concerned," he says. "It is a critical issue for a company, because a single virus can knock out the whole network and thus create costs that run into millions."

NAVEX (Norton AntiVirus Extensible Engine) is a core technology in Symantec's Norton AntiVirus solution range which enables modifications or updates to the engine to be delivered online in response to new viruses or strains of virus. The engine update is applied by customers across multiple platforms in a single, cost-efficient deployment as part of the LiveUpdate process to install new virus definitions.

About Deutsche Post AG
The Deutsche Post AG employs over 260,000 members of staff and estimates a group turnover of DM 55 billion for the year 2000. The group has 236 offices and 14,000 local branches in Germany alone. It also has numerous subsidiaries and shareholdings at home and abroad. On a working day the Deutsche Post processes 70 million letters, making it the leader in letter communication and logistics in Europe.

About Symantec
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