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Symantec Announces pcAnywhere 10.0

Latest Offering Provides Key Security Enhancements, Accelerated File Transfer Speeds and Increased Customization Features

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb. 20, 2001 Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security technology, today announced pcAnywhere 10.0, the latest version of Symantec's best-selling, award-winning remote access solution. pcAnywhere 10.0 enables IT administrators to improve helpdesk productivity and access servers from a remote location, while also providing users with fast, easy access to any PC. The product incorporates multiple levels of security features, optimizes transfer speeds and boosts performance levels to new highs.

"In our increasingly mobile and fast-moving world, helpdesk administrators need access to remote users quickly and securely," said Joe Wang, vice president of Symantec Enterprise Administration. "pcAnywhere v10.0 offers best-of-breed remote control, unparalleled security, and a reduced footprint via customizable installation."

Enhanced Security Features Bring Peace of Mind to Users

The latest version of pcAnywhere brings unparalleled security features to the desktops of remote access users. Along with existing security components such as strong encryption, NT authentication, and remote callback, pcAnywhere 10.0 offers mandatory password protection, comprehensive logging, an encryption wizard to simplify public, private key encryption and eight new authentication types including LDAP, NDS, ADS. In addition, a new feature - pcAnywhere Remote Access Perimeter Scanner - scans corporate networks to verify that all remote access hosts (both pcAnywhere and others) are configured securely. Users and administrators can rest easy knowing that their data, machines and attached network are secure during remote sessions.

Now More Customizable Than Ever

pcAnywhere Packager is a new feature that now allows an administrator to create custom-made installation packages that are tailored for the specific networking environment. By choosing only the components that are needed, the size of the installation image can be reduced and the security increased.

Performance Boosts and File Transfer Usability Enhancements

pcAnywhere's new Optimization Wizard provides a tool to optimize remote connections. The Optimization Wizard guides users through the various ways to increase the speed of their remote control sessions. pcAnywhere is compatible with home broadband solutions such as cable modems and DSL connections. New users to Windows 2000 will notice pcAnywhere connections up to 70% faster when connecting to the Internet. Transferring files has also never been easier with enhancements to both the file transfer user interface and to Auto Transfer, a feature to automate the process of transferring files.

The top selling retail remote control product according to PC Data, pcAnywhere has been successfully deployed on remote machines for more than 15 years and has won more than 75 industry awards. A favorite of IT departments for its reliability and secure access features, pcAnywhere 10.0 provides administrators and end-users customizable, secure, remote control for helpdesk support, server support and for remote access to machines for day-extenders and telecommuters.

Pricing and Availability

pcAnywhere 10.0 will be available through Symantec's network of distributors and resellers. For additional product information call (800) 745-6054 or visit www.symantec.com. To obtain licensing information or to locate a reseller, visit http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/license/on the World Wide Web. Estimated single seat retail pricing for pcAnywhere is US$179.00.

About Symantec
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.

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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT: This press release contains forward-looking statements. There are certain important factors that could cause Symantec's future development efforts to differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made above. Among these are the anticipation of the growth of certain market segments, the positioning of Symantec's products in those segments, the competitive environment in the software industry, dependence on other products, changes to operating systems and product strategy by vendors of operating systems, and the importance of new Symantec products. Additional information concerning those and other factors is contained in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.