Symantec Continues to Lead U.S. Retail Software Market
Cupertino, Calif --September 25, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:
SYMC) reinforced its leadership position in the U.S. retail software
market, according to the latest report released by independent market
intelligence firm, PC Data. For the month of August, Symantec held
five of the top ten positions for best-selling business software.
Symantec was the first software vendor to have five of the top ten
products on PC Data's business software list (February 1998), and is
the only vendor to have repeatedly achieved this distinction (March and
August 1998). In August, the Symantec products in the top ten list
were Norton AntiVirus 4.0, Norton Utilities 3.0, Norton AntiVirus 5.0,
pcAnywhere 32 and Winfax Pro 9.0. In addition, two of those products,
Norton AntiVirus 5.0 and Winfax Pro 9.0, entered the top ten the month
they were released.
"Over the past five months, the retail market has been weak and I am
pleased that Symantec has sustained a strong presence with several
products consistently in the top ten," said Keith Robinson, vice
president of the Americas region for Symantec. "This month's report
is further testament to the quality of our products and our ability to
meet the needs of our customers with a wide range of solutions."
About PC Data
PC Data is the leading market intelligence firm for software and
hardware point of sale data with coverage of more than 70 percent of
the U.S. retail marketplace. The Reston, VA based company has become
the industry standard for tracking software and hardware sales through
the retail, corporate and distributor channels. PC Data is located on
the World Wide Web at http://www.pcdata.com.
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing.
Symantec products and solutions help 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. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information
on the company and its products can be obtained at www.symantec.com.
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