CUPERTINO, Calif. - June 28, 2000 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that the industry's leading electronic retailers voted its innovative Premier Value E-license Program the "Best of e-tailVision" in the software category. With retailers such as Amazon.com, BUY.com, Egghead.com, and Staples.com represented, the attendees chose Symantec's program as the best out of four nominees, selected from 93 companies participating in the recent e-tailVision 2000, produced by Vision Events, a Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT and ITB) company.
Symantec's e-licensing program supports electronic retailers with innovative software allowing their customers to receive requested Symantec software licenses in two to four days as opposed to two weeks with more traditional methods.
"The e-tailVision Awards require electronic retailers to participate in a focused decision-making process," said Peter Cirignano, event director at e-tailVision. "By being selected out of the numerous products reviewed by the electronic retail industry, Symantec was clearly identified as the leader in its category."
"Software licensing requests are increasing with online sales, and the challenge is to offer customers the most efficient way to fulfill all of their software needs," said Allyson Seelinger, vice president of North American consumer sales, marketing and services at Symantec. "Symantec's Premier Value E-license Program provides effective solutions to the electronic retail industry by streamlining the licensing process, making additional software purchases easier and faster."
Symantec's Premier Value E-license Program is available for Symantec's Norton AntiVirus, pcAnywhere, Norton Ghost, and Norton Utilities. The program offers customers a fast way to license selected products via the Internet. Symantec currently handles between 25,000 and 30,000 license transactions a quarter. The streamlined process dramatically cuts the transaction time by limiting the need for the reseller, distributor and vendor to be involved in the licensing process. In addition, the convenience of having the certification sent directly to the customer makes the software license available faster and more efficiently.
About Vision Events
Vision Events, a Gartner company, is a producer of business events that bring together the leading computer channel vendors and resellers in private boardroom meetings to focus on increasing sales and building relationships. Additional information about Vision Events can be found on the Internet at http://www.visionevents.com.
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content security solutions to individuals and companies. The company is a leading provider of anti-virus protection, Internet content and e-mail filtering, and mobile code detection technologies to enterprise customers. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in more than 24 countries.
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