Symantec's Retail Sales Lead the Way This Holiday Season
Consumers turn to Norton SystemWorks for the perfect gift
CUPERTINO, Calif --December 21, 1998-- Symantec
Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC) continued to increase sales in U.S. retail software, according to PC
Data's November sales report. With five of the top ten best-selling business software products
belonging to Symantec, PC Data reported Symantec's unit sales jumped 12% in November over October,
significantly beating the overall business market in unit growth. The primary competitor in
utilities software, Network Associates (Nasdaq:NETA) experienced negative growth in both dollars and
"Consumers purchasing software as gifts or for their own computers are looking to buy the most
trusted and affordable products available," said Keith Robinson, vice president of the Americas
region for Symantec. "Consumers know they can count on Symantec for quality and value when making
their holiday purchases."
Norton SystemWorks continues to be the best-selling integrated utility suite, appearing fifth on the
PC Data top-selling business software list. Norton SystemWorks provides comprehensive protection,
maintenance, problem-solving and performance boosting in a truly integrated solution. Norton
AntiVirus remains the best-selling anti-virus product for both Windows and Macintosh platforms, and
the best-selling Windows product overall next to Microsoft Windows 98. Other top-selling products in
November include Winfax Pro 9.0 for Windows and
pcAnywhere 32 for Windows.
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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