Symantec Provides Uninstall Product With Norton SystemWorks
Norton SystemWorks Beats Network Associates' Utility Suite Hands Down in PC/Computing Showdown
Powerful integration, useful web tools, and more comprehensive rescue system earn Norton SystemWorks a five-star rating
Cupertino, Calif --October 21, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:
SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal
computing, today announced that Norton SystemWorks has earned an
impressive five-star rating-the highest rating possible-from PC
Computing magazine. Norton SystemWorks beat out Network Associates'
(Nasdaq: NETA) utility suite in a recent product comparison. "Norton
SystemWorks' powerful integration, useful web tools, and more
comprehensive rescue system make it the better buy to protect your PC
and its data," concluded editor Dave Johnson.
In the product comparison titled "Crashproof Your PC" in the November
1998 PC Computing, Johnson wrote, "Although both programs offer one
set of menus for most of the tools, with Nuts & Bolts 98 the
experience isn't seamless-you need to install VirusScan separately,
and it doesn't integrate into the suite." After evaluating the two
products' monitoring capabilities, Johnson concluded, "One difference
between the two programs is that SystemWorks offers more in-depth
assistance than Nuts & Bolts 98 . . . SystemWorks and, to a lesser
degree, Nuts & Bolts 98 have truly blossomed into comprehensive
utility suites." Johnson also noted SystemWorks' superior rescue
system, writing, "SystemWorks even lets you create a rescue Zip
disk-complete with a copy of Windows that you can use to run your PC
if you can't boot from the hard disk."
Norton SystemWorks was designed specifically to provide consumers a
comprehensive, integrated, and flexible solution to keep their
computers running safely, reliably, and at peak performance. Unlike
bundles of products from multiple software companies, like McAfee
Office, Norton SystemWorks gives users everything they need in one box
-- one install, one product update center, one manual, one support
line, and one emergency disk set -- and with a single-easy-to-use
interface. This seamless integration eliminates the problems consumers
face with typical bundled offerings, including overlapping product
functionality, significant incompatibility issues, limited interface
consistency, and overall mismanagement of system resources.
"For over 15 years, Norton has delivered the best solutions for making
computing easier and more reliable for consumers of all levels. It is
rewarding to receive recognition from PC Computing not only for our
superior products, but for our unbeatable product integration," said
Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec Security and Assistance
Norton SystemWorks is comprised of Symantec's award-winning utility
and anti-virus products, including Norton Utilities, Norton AntiVirus,
Norton CrashGuard, and Norton Web Services. In addition, each Norton
SystemWorks package includes a free Norton SystemWorks Bonus Pack
containing Remove-It 98, Norton Mobile Essentials, Visual Page, WinFax
Basic Edition, and pcANYWHERE Express. The complete package represents
a retail value totaling over $500.
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and usability of computer products as they perform in real-world
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Computing is published by Ziff-Davis Publishing Co.
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