Norton SystemWorks Leads the Utilities Suite Category
Symantec Leads the U.S. Retail Software Market with Four of the Top Ten Products
Cupertino, Calif --November 24, 1998-- Recent data released by independent market
intelligence firm, PC Data, confirms that Symantec Corporation's (Nasdaq:SYMC) newest product,
Norton SystemWorks, is the fourth best-selling Windows business software product. Norton
SystemWorks is the first integrated utility suite to provide protection, maintenance, problem
solving and performance boosting for consumers accessing the Internet. Norton SystemWorks is
outselling Network Associates' (Nasdaq:NETA) bundle product by nearly a three-to-one margin.
According to PC Data's October software sales report, Symantec continues to be the leading provider
of business software in the U.S. retail market next to Microsoft, with more top-selling Windows and
Macintosh business software packages than any other software vendor.
Norton AntiVirus 5.0 continues to be the best-selling anti-virus product for Internet users looking
for protection from the latest threats on both Windows and Macintosh platforms, and the best-selling
Windows product overall next to Microsoft Windows 98. Other Symantec products in the PC Data top 20
list for Windows include Norton Utilities 3.0, WinFax Pro 9.0 and pcAnywhere 32. Symantec is also a
leading provider of Macintosh business software. In addition to Norton AntiVirus 5.0, Norton
Utilities 4.0 and the Norton Utilities 4.0 upgrade placed second and eighth, respectively, on the PC
Data top 20 list for Macintosh products.
"Symantec continually strives to offer high-quality products and excellent customer service," said
Keith Robinson, vice president of the Americas region for Symantec. "This report confirms the
strength and popularity of our products among both Windows and Macintosh users, and the current
success of Norton SystemWorks reaffirms that customers prefer the reliability and compatibility that
only an integrated suite can offer."
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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