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Symantec Corporation offers market-leading software solutions

CUPERTINO, Calif. --October 22, 1997-- -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC), the leading provider of PC communications software, announced the results of a new survey conducted by the national Telecommute America organization. The results confirm that there is a huge increase in the growth of telecommuting. The results also indicate that employee productivity increases while they are telecommuting. Top reasons for companies to implement a successful telecommuting program include: increase in employee productivity, recent improvements in remote access software, and the desire for companies to provide a workplace that allows employees to spend more time with their families instead of staying late at the office.

Symantec's Telecommuting solution of Norton AntiVirus is the perfect answer for addressing the needs of productivity, remote access and family-friendly environments as indicated by the survey respondents. pcANYWHERE32 allows users to remotely control their computer from anywhere; WinFax Pro allows users to fax directly from their desktop; and Norton AntiVirus provides top-notch protection from viruses that may come across the network onto the desktop. The solution increases productivity while telecommuting and also allows for employees to extend their workday outside of the office.

"The results of the survey indicate that technology is a major concern for the employees and their companies who wish to provide a telecommuting solution. Symantec recognizes those concerns and we provide a solution with pcANYWHERE32, WinFax PRO and Norton Antivirus that will help increase productivity by allowing them to telecommute from anywhere or anytime," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of the Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit at Symantec.

About Symantec
Symantec Corporation helps make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. The company is focused on addressing customer needs in three main application areas: the Norton Product line of anti-virus and PC-assistance products; the pcANYWHERE, WinFax, and ACT! product lines that cater to remote user productivity; and the Café product lines in Internet development tools.

Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, Japan, and several fast-growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC, Symantec Corporation is based in Cupertino, California, and employs more than 2,000 people. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free, (541) 334-6054, or accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.symantec.com.

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