Symantec's Norton AntiVirus Number One in U.S. Retail Sales for First Half of 1999, Says PC Data
Seven Symantec Products in PC Data Top 20 Best-Selling List More Than Any Other Vendor
Cupertino, Calif, August 9, 1999 - Figures released by independent market
intelligence firm, PC Data, show that Symantec Corporation's (Nasdaq:SYMC) Norton
AntiVirus 5.0 was the number one business software sold* in the U.S. retail
market for the first six months of 1999.
According to PC Data, the U.S. retail market grew 17 percent in units during the
first six months of 1999 compared to the first six months of 1998, while Symantec
increased unit sales by 61 percent in the same period.
In the important anti-virus category, Symantec increased unit sales by 64 percent
during the six months to be the leader with 60 percent market share.
For the period January through June, seven Symantec products featured in PC
Data's hit list of top-selling business software:
Norton AntiVirus 5.0,
Norton SystemWorks 2.0,
Norton SystemWorks 1.0,
pcAnywhere 32 Host/Remote,
WinFax Pro 9.0,
Norton Utilities 4.0 and
Norton AntiVirus 5.0 Deluxe.
On July 14, Symantec announced the first of a worldwide chain of online stores
created and managed by Internet superstore Beyond.com. Symantec's e-commerce
revenue increased 166 percent for the June quarter 99 over the June quarter 98.
"Symantec is well placed to take advantage of the evolution of customers buying
software over the Internet. Symantec's substantial growth and leadership
position in the retail market for the first half of 1999 demonstrates our ability
to consistently satisfy consumer customer needs," says Keith Robinson, vice
Symantec's strength in PC retail software sales is reflected in the Macintosh
retail market where Symantec led with two products in the top 10, Norton
Utilities 4.0 and Norton AntiVirus 5.0.
*based on units sold
About PC Data
PC Data is the leading market intelligence firm for software and hardware point
of sale data with coverage of more than 80 percent of the U.S. retail
marketplace. The Reston, VA based company has become the industry standard for
tracking software and hardware sales through the retail, corporate and
distributor channels. PC Data is located on the World Wide Web at
Symantec is a world leader in Internet security technology and technology
solutions that help companies manage and support workforces that use laptop
computers and other mobile devices.
The company is a leading provider of software products for the consumer market
and is rapidly growing its presence as a provider of solutions to enterprise organizations
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