CUPERTINO, Calif. - Sept. 19, 2000 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, today announced product support for the new Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me) operating system. With the new operating system focusing heavily on the connected consumer experience, many of Symantec's best-of-breed solutions will provide users the safety and protection they require while surfing the Internet. The following Symantec solutions are Windows Me compatible: Norton SystemWorks 2001, Norton SystemWorks 2001 Professional Edition, Norton Internet Security 2001, Norton Internet Security 2001 Family Edition, Norton Personal Firewall 2001, Norton AntiVirus 2001, Norton Utilities 2001, Norton CleanSweep 2001 and Norton Ghost 2001.
"We are pleased to be able to deliver our market leading solutions to consumers and small businesses who will be moving to Windows Me," said Steve Cullen, senior vice president of Symantec's Consumer Product Division. "Our innovative Internet security and problem solving solutions extend Microsoft's newest operating system to deliver the security, reliability, performance and usability customers have come to expect from two of the software industry's most experienced leaders."
Symantec's Windows Me compatible products include:
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