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Symantec Introduces New Virus Protection Web Site Designed for the IS Manager

Site Offers Up-To-The-Minute Information IncludingVirus Updates, Product Solutions and Free Trialware

CUPERTINO, Calif. --November 14, 1997--Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world's leading supplier of anti-virus software products, today announced the establishment of its on-line Corporate Virus Solutions Center at www.symantec.com/navcorp. Designed to meet the growing needs of the corporate environment, the new site provides IT professionals the latest virus information, including virus updates, multi-platform and multi-tier product solutions, evaluation materials, trialware products and site license information.

"Symantec's new Corporate Virus Solutions Center web site is designed as an interactive, on-line resource, providing IS professionals easy access to a wealth of virus expertise and solutions all in one central location," said Enrique Salem, chief technical officer and vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "The establishment of this new site is just another example of how Symantec is dedicated to providing IS professionals with the most current information available to help ensure their networks are protected."

Targeted to meet the needs of network/system administrators, security executives and other IT professionals, the new web site provides information on Symantec's multi-tiered product solutions for virus protection from the Internet gateway to the desktop. With the click of a button, the corporate user can obtain the most recent news releases, product reviews, testimonials and white papers for each Symantec anti-virus product.

An evaluator's guide and implementation checklist are also available on the web site to assist IT professionals in determining and meeting their anti-virus needs, no matter how unique their network or workstation configurations. Symantec also offers a free Norton AntiVirus Evaluator's CD, which includes full-product versions of every Norton AntiVirus product for evaluation purposes.

The Corporate Virus Solutions Center web site also provides corporate users with free downloadable product trialware and allows them to purchase all Symantec products on-line. Information on different licensing programs for both end-users and resellers is available as well.

In addition, the site directly links to the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC) web site located at www.symantec.com/avcenter. The world's largest research center devoted to eliminating the threat of computer viruses, SARC provides the latest virus information and virus definitions downloadable to users. Committed to providing swift, global responses to computer threats, SARC proactively researches and develops technologies that eliminate such threats and educates the public on safe computing practices.

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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