Four Symantec Products Named PC Computing 1998 MVP Award Finalists
Norton Utilities, Norton AntiVirus, ACT! and Visual Café Again
Rated as Industry's Top-Performing Products
Cupertino, Calif --October 29, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:
SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal
computing, today announced that Norton Utilities 3.0, Norton AntiVirus
5.0, ACT! 4.0, and Visual Café for Java DDE 2.5 have been named
finalists for the prestigious PC Computing 1998 Most Valuable Product
(MVP) Awards. PC Computing is one of the computer industry's most
highly respected publications.
The MVP Award finalists will be honored at PC Computing's 10th annual
MVP Awards ceremony on Sunday, November 15, 1998, at the MGM Grand
Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The MVP awards event has long been
considered the unofficial kick-off for the COMDEX/Fall technology
industry trade show, which officially opens the next day.
"The MVP Awards are synonymous with the most usable and innovative
computing solutions in the industry," said Enrique Salem, vice
president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit.
"Because the awards are based solely on the results of hours of
intensive research and hands-on testing, receiving the Finalist
designation clearly distinguishes these products as standout
To select the 1998 MVP finalists, PC Computing's editors conducted an
exhaustive review of thousands of computer hardware, software,
Internet, and digital office products, evaluating them for usability,
performance, technology, innovation, and value. Such a rigorous review
process distinguishes the MVP award from other publications'
best-of-the-year product awards, since many of these are based on
reader polls, popular opinion, or widespread appeal.
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