Symantec Continues to Lead U.S. Retail Market
Cupertino, Calif --November 5, 1998-- Data released by independent
market intelligence firm PC Data for September shows that Symantec
(Nasdaq: SYMC) continues to lead the U.S. business software retail
market with four products in PC Data's top ten best-sellers list and
eight in the top 20.
In less than a full month of sales,
Norton SystemWorks, the first truly
integrated utility suite, appeared in fifteenth position.
Norton AntiVirus 5.0
was the best-selling anti-virus product in second position overall. Other products in the PC Data top ten include
pcANYWHERE 32 in sixth position,
Norton Utilities in eighth and
Norton AntiVirus 4.0 in ninth.
Norton Crashguard Deluxe,
WinFax Pro 9.0 and
ACT! 4.0 are the other Symantec products in the PC Data top 20.
"The retail market picked up well in September after a long period of
softness," said Keith Robinson, vice president Americas. "The data
shows how strongly Symantec products are performing across the entire
range. The appearance of Norton SystemWorks in the best-selling list
demonstrates how well consumers have responded to the benefits of a
truly integrated utility suite."
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.
NOTE TO EDITORS: If you would like additional information on Symantec Corporation and its products,
view the Symantec Press Center at www.symantec.com/PressCenter/ on Symantec's Website.
Brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective holders. All prices noted are in US dollars and are valid only in the United States.