Symantec Leads the U.K. and U.S. Retail Markets in Business Software Sales
- Independent Data Confirms Users Prefer Symantec's Best Selling Software Over Competitors -
Cupertino, Calif --August 24, 1998-- Data released by U.K.based
independent research firm Chart Track shows that Symantec is the
leading vendor of business software in retail chains throughout the
United Kingdom, exceeding total combined sales of competing software
from Network Associates (Nasdaq: NETA), Dr. Solomons (Nasdaq: SOLLY),
Cybermedia (Nasdaq: CYBR) and Quarterdeck (Nasdaq: QDEK).
The company's performance in the U.K. mirrors its leadership position
in the U.S. retail market, where its products consistently account for
more positions in the PC Data top ten list every month than any other
In the UK retail market in July, Symantec's Norton AntiVirus, Norton
AntiVirus Deluxe, Norton Uninstall Deluxe and Norton Utilities were
among the ten top-selling business software products measured by
units. The list, compiled by Chart Track, measures sales from 17 key
retail chains in the U.K., representing 80% of the total retail
market. According to the data, Symantec's software sales were second
only to Microsoft. The company surpassed all other business software
vendors as well as several leading vendors in gaming, education and
"These figures affirm that we are the largest business software vendor
in the retail sector next to Microsoft," said Enrique Salem, vice
president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit.
"Symantec is committed to identifying and meeting customer needs by
offering a broad range of utility software that leverages the Norton
brand. With our aggressive R&D efforts and by strengthening
relationships with others in the retail channel, we will continue to
provide leading software that meets business and personal computing
About Chart Track
Chart-Track is the leading UK agency in multimedia research. The
official Industry reports, compiled on behalf of ELSPA, are produced
from over 4,000 retail outlets accounting for 80% of the UK software
market. For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand
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