Norton Systemworks 2001 Extends Comprehensive Problem-Solving to Windows Millennium, Windows NT, Windows 2000
Enhanced Utility Suite Provides Consumers and Small Businesses the Most Effective, Easy-to-Use Toolset For Complete PC Protection & Problem Solving
CUPERTINO,Calif. -August 29, 2000
- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:
SYMC) today announced Norton
SystemWorks 2001, the first multiplatform edition of the
best-selling utility suite, with support for Windows 9x, Windows
Millennium, Windows NT, and Windows 2000. Norton SystemWorks 2001
features new versions of all the products, improved system performance,
and increased ease-of-use.
"The enhancements to Norton SystemWorks 2001 enable Windows users of
all levels of expertise to keep their systems operating at optimal
performance levels," said Steve Cullen, senior vice president of
Symantec's Consumer Product Division. "By delivering best-of-breed
solutions for virus protection, problem-solving, system maintenance, PC
diagnostics, and optimization - all designed to work together in a
tightly integrated suite -- Symantec is ensuring that consumers and
small businesses are able to enjoy the peace of mind that comes from
safe and productive computing."
Norton SystemWorks 2001 Standard Edition includes Norton AntiVirus
2001, Norton Utilities 2001, Norton CleanSweep 2001, and Norton Web
Services, a free Internet-based service powered by ZDNet Updates for
problem solving, self-help, and extended support services. Norton
SystemWorks 2001 Professional Edition includes all the products in
Norton SystemWorks 2001 as well as Norton Ghost 2001 and WinFax 10.0
Basic Edition to provide small businesses and power users convenient
system migration/backup and fax capabilities.
Also new in both versions of Norton SystemWorks 2001 is Symantec Web
Partners, offering consumers access to third-party online providers of
complementary services in the problem-solving category directly from
the suite's user interface. The Symantec Web partners include
Expertcity, Xdrive, and PromiseMark providing Norton SystemWorks users
access to real-time, person-to-person computer help, online file access
and storage, and Internet and data related protection plans.
A key feature of Norton SystemWorks 2001 is the new One Button Checkup
that provides users an easy way to conduct a quick system check and
identify and fix problems. Accessible from the main page, One Button
Checkup addresses the most troublesome problems that can degrade system
performance, including registry corruption, fragmentation levels,
viruses in memory, disk space, and more.
Increased System Performance
Norton SystemWorks 2001 also includes several enhancements to increase
system performance. An improved LiveUpdate feature automatically senses
an open Internet connection then checks and automatically retrieves and
installs any available virus definition updates, which ensures users
have the most up-to-date protection against malicious code. New
SmartScan technology intelligently finds all files with executable code
that must be scanned for viruses, thus eliminating the need to scan all
files in the system, providing unmatched protection and performance.
SmartScan also improves file-scanning performance and significantly
reduces system impact resulting from constant background monitoring for
viruses in AutoProtect. Norton SystemWorks 2001 continues to scan
e-mail automatically as it is received, detecting viruses in
attachments before the user accesses the attachment, eliminating the
risk of unknowingly forwarding the virus to others.
Norton SystemWorks 2001 offers users the ability to run Fast & Safe
from the CD, enabling them to save space by cleaning their hard drives
before installing the suite. Once installed, Norton SystemWorks 2001
features centralized help, giving users the ability to more easily
search the integrated product suite, find a feature, and then fix a
problem with any of the suite's products from anywhere in Norton
Also new to Norton SystemWorks 2001 is Symantec's Security Analyzer, a
valuable web-based PC security assessment tool that carefully evaluates
a PC's Internet security in three key areas - susceptibility to
hackers, risk of infection by a computer virus and loss of personal
information. Information provided back to users explains the security
threats and offers options on how to eliminate the vulnerability.
Pricing and Availability
Norton SystemWorks 2001 Standard and Professional Editions are
available for an estimated retail price of US$59.95 and US$99.95,
respectively. Users of Symantec point products may upgrade to Norton
SystemWorks for US$39.95 after a $20 mail-in rebate or Norton
SystemWorks Professional Edition for US$69.95 after $30 mail-in
rebate. Customers can purchase Norton SystemWorks 2001 from various
retail locations, Symantec's online store at www.SymantecStore.com, as
well as other online retailers.
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a
broad range of content and network security solutions to individuals
and enterprises. The company is a leading provider of virus protection,
risk management, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote
management and mobile code detection technologies to customers.
Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations
in more than 33 countries.
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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT
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forward-looking statements. There are certain important factors that
could cause Symantec's future development efforts to differ materially
from those anticipated by some of the statements made above. Among
these are the anticipation of the growth of certain market segments,
the positioning of Symantec's products in those segments, the
competitive environment in the software industry, dependence on other
products, changes to operating systems and product strategy by vendors
of operating systems, and the importance of new Symantec products.
Additional information concerning those and other factors is contained
in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's annual report on Form
10-K for the fiscal year ended April 3, 2000.
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