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Symantec solutions dominate Home Office Computing list of year's top picks

Norton SystemWorks, Norton 2000, pcAnywhere, ACT! and TalkWorks Pro Honored at Comdex Fall 99

CUPERTINO, Calif. Nov. 18, 1999 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that five Symantec solutions have been named to Home Office Computing's list of the year's top 100 products. The publication recently honored Norton SystemWorks 2000, Norton 2000, pcAnywhere 9.0, ACT! 2000 and TalkWorks Pro 3.0 at an awards ceremony held at Comdex Fall '99 in Las Vegas. Winners will also be featured in the December issue of Home Office Computing. "We are very pleased that the editors of Home Office Computing have recognized Symantec's focus on the small business customer with our problem-solving, Internet security, and productivity solutions by naming so many of our products as the best solutions of 1999," said Steve Cullen, vice president of Symantec's Consumer Products Division.

Symantec products continue to be recognized by industry experts and publications worldwide. Earlier this year, Norton SystemWorks was named Editors' Choice by PC Magazine and was named to PC/Computing's A-List. Norton 2000 received the Reviewer's Choice award from Government Computer News and was honored as a Must Buy by Small Business Computing & Communications and Best End-User Software by attendees at FOSE '99, the largest information technology exposition for the government. Also this year, Home Office Computing awarded pcAnywhere its Best Buy award and PC Week presented the software its Analyst's Choice designation. Recently, ACT! 2000 won PC Computing's 5-Star Award and Computer Shopper's Best Buy designation, while TalkWorks Pro won the Editors Choice award from Computer Telephony as well as from CTI Magazine.

Norton SystemWorks 2000 is the most recent edition of the industry's leading utility suite that provides complete PC problem-solving in one integrated, easy to use solution. Norton SystemWorks 2000 includes Norton AntiVirus 2000, Norton Utilities 2000, Norton CleanSweep 2000, Norton CrashGuard 2000, and a six-month subscription to Norton Web Services.

Norton 2000 is an effective Year 2000 solution that protects valuable information stored on desktop and laptop PCs. By addressing hardware, software and data Y2K issues, Norton 2000 makes it easier for small businesses and day extenders as well as large corporations to effectively reduce the threat of downtime resulting from non-compliant components, applications and ambiguous data.

pcAnywhere 9.0 is the leading remote control and file transfer system for mobile users and IT professionals. pcAnywhere lets remote workers stay productive while they're out of the office by allowing them to connect to their office PC to retrieve files and run applications. pcAnywhere 9.0 features an improved Explorer-like File Manager, Internet connectivity enhancements and new security wizards.

ACT! 2000 is the best-selling contact management software used by sales professionals and small business owners. ACT! 2000 provides an integrated solution for every step of the sales process with new sales productivity tools which track all opportunities-from prospecting to close. With ACT!'s Internet Links, users can perform tasks to access additional customer data, generate new sales leads, and automatically update area codes in their databases.

TalkWorks Pro 3.0 is a complete voice and fax message solution for small businesses and home offices. TalkWorks gives small businesses a powerful tool for projecting a more professional image. Multiple and multi-tier mailboxes, flexible message notifications/delivery/retrieval, customizable and pre-recorded greetings, comprehensive call tracking, PC-based fax, and other features combine to provide small business a central hub for all business communications.

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