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 Œ99
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
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
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.
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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