Iomega and Symantec Offer Free Norton Zip Rescue Software
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ROY, Utah, --September 29, 1998-- Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM) and
Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), today announced Norton Zip Rescue
(NZR), the industry's first and only Windows 95 and 98-based system
recovery solution, as a free download at CNET's premiere Web site
(www.download.com). NZR will also be available for no charge at
Iomega's Web site (www.iomega.com) and by linking from Symantec's Web
site (www.symantec.com) beginning October 1, 1998.
Norton Zip Rescue software resolves common system problems such as
Windows 95 and 98 registry corruption, damaged system files, partition
table damage, and boot viruses or damage. In the event of a system
failure where the PC won't boot up, Norton Zip Rescue allows Iomega
Zip and Jaz drive owners to perform system recovery quickly and
easily, while preserving the unique system settings and configurations
of their computers.
"In order to deliver our customers the most effective operating system
protection, Symantec has entered into a collaborative relationship
with Iomega to produce Norton Zip Rescue," said Enrique Salem, vice
president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "We
make full use of Zip's 100MB space. The Zip rescue disk contains a
bootable version of Windows, Norton Zip Rescue software to analyze and
fix the problem, and a copy of the computer's individual settings."
NZR provides a support safety-net for small businesses, corporate
users and consumers alike. By guiding users through a simple recovery
process, NZR empowers Zip users to fix many problems on their own,
instead of relying on support centers. In this way, use of NZR may
result in less downtime and reduced support costs.
"Wow! Norton Zip Rescue makes a big difference for our customers. It
helps them save their system, and best of all, our customers can get
it for free by downloading from our web site," said Jim Taylor, chief
marketing officer of Iomega Corporation. "By using Zip disks,
customers have the ability to safely save and protect their
information and their applications. "
Creating a custom Zip rescue disk is straight-forward. Once the user
downloads and installs the Norton Zip Rescue software, the next step
is to run the program and create a custom Zip rescue disk. In the
future, if a problem occurs where the computer won't start properly,
users can boot from their Zip rescue disk. The Zip rescue disk will
launch Windows (95 or 98) and then run the Norton Zip Rescue Wizard,
which guides the user through the recovery process.
About Zip drive Personal Storage Solutions
With over 17 million Zip drives shipped, Zip drives and genuine 100MB
Zip disks give PC users the ability to create, save, transport and
share more Internet, multimedia, digital photo and audio files. As the
disk for the digital age, Zip 100MB disks offer users 70 times the
capacity of a floppy, providing a cost-effective way for small
business owners to increase storage and extend the life of a PC.
Iomega Zip drives can be found as a standard or optional feature in PC
models from all leading desktop OEMs and from many notebook PC
About Iomega Corporation
Iomega Corporation manufactures personal read/write storage solutions
that help people manage their stuff - anywhere. Iomega's products
provide consumers with what they want, when they want it, at a
reasonable price. The Company's storage solutions, designed for all
types of computer users, include Zip drives and genuine 100 MB Zip
disks; Jaz one- and two-gigabyte drives and disks; and Ditto tape
backup drives and tape cartridges. Whether used in homes, business,
government or education, or by creative professionals, all Iomega
storage solutions ensure high levels of quality and reliability when
using authorized Iomega media products. Iomega products are available
through computer retail stores, resellers, major distributors and
OEMs. The Company can be reached at 1-800-MY-STUFF (800-697-8833), or
on the web at http://www.iomega.com. Additional Iomega press releases
can be accessed through the toll-free fax-back line: (888-88-IOMEGA).
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.
Iomega, Zip, Jaz, and the stylized "i" logo are registered trademarks
of, and NZR is a trademark of Iomega Corporation. All other products
and brand names are the property of their respective owners. For
maximum reliability, use only genuine 100 MB Zip disks featuring the
genuine 100 MB Zip symbol in your Zip drive. Symantec is a registered
trademark of, and Norton is a trademark of Symantec Corporation.
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