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News Releases - 1998

Notice: All information contained in Symantec press releases is accurate and valid as of the date of issue. All content is subject to change. For the latest information about Symantec Corporation and Symantec products, please contact the appropriate PR contact.

December 29, 1998
Symantec is First Vendor to Provide Integrated Repair Solution for Remote Explorer Virus

December 23, 1998
Symantec Provides Detection For Remote Explorer Virus

December 21, 1998
Symantec's Retail Sales Lead the Way This Holiday Season

December 21, 1998
Symantec, IBM Launch Anti-Virus Education Program Aimed at Current IBM Customers

December 16, 1998
Symantec and Pacific Bell Enter Strategic Business Alliance

pcANYWHERE32 Hailed as Editors' Choice by Windows NT Magazine

December 15, 1998
Norton AntiVirus Awarded Checkmark Certification for Trojan Detection

PC Magazine Names CleanSweep Deluxe Best of 1998

PC Magazine Names Norton AntiVirus 5.0 Best of 1998

December 14, 1998
FTD Protects Florist Locations With Norton AntiVirus, Provides Remote Help Desk Support Via pcANYWHERE

December 8, 1998
Symantec Announces Full Support for the Next Release of the Java Development Kit

December 7, 1998
Market-Leading Norton SystemWorks Suite Fully Integrates Award-Winning Norton CleanSweep and Norton CrashGuard

Norton Advances Utility Suites Again with Norton SystemWorks Professional Edition

December 2, 1998
Quarterdeck Plans Special Meeting of Stockholders to Approve Cash Merger

November 30, 1998
Norton AntiVirus is First Product to be Awarded Checkmark Level Two Certification

November 24, 1998
Symantec Customer Service Recognized at European Industry Awards

Norton SystemWorks Leads the Utilities Suite Category

November 23, 1998
Caterpillar Selects Symantec to Provide Anti-Virus Solution

November 18, 1998
Norton Utilities and ACT! Win PC Computing 1998 MVP Awards

November 17, 1998
Symantec Completes Tender Offer for Quarterdeck Shares

Symantec Announces Norton Ghost for Netware

Symantec Receives Top Honors From Home Office Computing Magazine

Norton SystemWorks Tops McAfee Office in Ziff-Davis Testing

November 12, 1998
Norton AntiVirus Protects Against Unknown Password-Stealing Trojan Horses

November 11, 1998
IBM Selects Symantec as Antivirus Partner for eNetwork Firewall Solutions Pack

November 10, 1998
Symantec Addresses Number One PC Customer Need with Norton CrashGuard 4.0

November 9, 1998
Symantec Norton 2000 Protects Small Businesses and Consumers by Pinpointing Y2K Problems on Desktops, Laptops

November 5, 1998
Symantec Continues to Lead U.S. Retail Market

November 4, 1998
Department of Justice Approves Symantec Acquisition of Quarterdeck

October 29, 1998
Four Symantec Products Named PC Computing 1998 MVP Award Finalists

October 28, 1998
Norton AntiVirus Without Peers in Windows Magazine Winlist

October 27, 1998
Symantec's pcTelecommute Wins Outstanding Innovation in Telework Award International Telework Association & Council Honors Symantec at Annual Conference

October 26, 1998
Symantec (TM) Announces Symantec Visual Café (TM) Version 3.0

Norton AntiVirus 5.0 Deluxe Eases Online Service and Support

October 22, 1998
Norton SystemWorks Helps Baseball Fan Nab Seat at the World Series

October 21, 1998
3M Protects 48,000-Node Enterprise With Norton AntiVirus

Norton SystemWorks Beats Network Associates' Utility Suite Hands Down in PC/Computing Showdown

October 20, 1998
Symantec Provides Uninstall Product With Norton SystemWorks

October 15, 1998
Symantec Announces Second Quarter Results

Symantec to Acquire Quarterdeck

October 14, 1998
Symantec's ACT! 4.0 The Best-Selling Contact Manager, Continues its Leadership by Winning INFOWORLD's Test Center Comparison of Sales-Force Automation Solutions

IBM to Remarket Symantec's Norton AntiVirus Product Line

October 12, 1998
Symantec to Offer Premier-Level Integration of Norton AntiVirus Into Tivoli Enterprise and Tivolo IT Director

October 9, 1998
U.S. Department of Defense Renews Contract for Norton AntiVirus

October 8, 1998
Symantec Launches Innovative Program to Provide Tech Support Using pcANYWHERE's Remote Control Capabilities

October 6, 1998
Symantec Indicates Second Quarter Results

October 5, 1998
Symantec Norton AntiVirus Receives Third Virus Bulletin 100% Award

Symantec's ACT! 4.0 Chosen 'Best Buy' by Home Computing

September 30, 1998
Iomega and Symantec Offer Free Norton Zip Rescue Software

September 28, 1998
Symantec Buys Intel's Anti-Virus Business

September 25, 1998
Symantec Continues to Lead U.S. Retail Software Market

Norton Certified Services Now Available at CompUSA

September 23, 1998
Symantec and Platinum technology, Inc. Announce Strategic Business Alliance

September 21, 1998
Symantec Norton AntiVirus to be Included in All Build-to-Order CompUSA PC's

September 18, 1998
Symantec's Norton Your Eyes Only Named Editor's Choice and Best Buy in SC/Infosecurity News Magazine

September 17, 1998
Symantec Ships Norton SystemWorks with Free Bonus Pack

September 15, 1998
Symantec's Norton Ghost Garners High Praise from Editors, Reviewers

September 14, 1998
Symantec Takes Action In Uninstall Lawsuit

Symantec Integrates State-of-the Art Heuristic Technology for Excel Viruses into Norton AntiVirus

CompUSA Names Symantec As Software Vendor Of The Year for Third Time

Norton Utilities for Macintosh Now PowerPC Native, HFS+ Compatible

Symantec Launches Transition Assistance for Pressured Dr. Solomon's Customers

September 9, 1998
Home Office Computing Names Norton Utilities Best Buy in Head-to-Head Product Matchup

September 1, 1998
Symantec Ships First Telecommuting Productivity Solution

August 31, 1998
Symantec Releases JITspeed for Netscape Communicator and Navigator

IONA Technologies and Symantec Deliver Dramatic Advances in Enterprise Java Development

August 27, 1998
1,500 Companies Say "Give Me Norton AntiVirus"

August 26, 1998
IBM Rolls Out Norton AntiVirus to Worldwide Network

August 25, 1998
Symantec Supports OS/2 Customers with New AntiVirus Product

August 24, 1998
Symantec Introduces Unparalleled Small Business Solution - TalkWorks PRO 2.0

Symantec Announces Norton SystemWorks

Symantec Announces the Next Generation of the World's Best-Selling Fax Software Package - WinFax PRO 9.0

Symantec Internet Tools Launches Academic Partnership Program

Symantec Leads the U.K. and U.S. Retail Markets in Business Software Sales

August 19, 1998
Symantec AntiVirus Research Center Finds First Cross-Platform Java Virus

Symantec Joins HP & American Airlines to help increase the productivity of traveling professionals

August 17, 1998
Symantec to Include Netcom Internet Access Service in pcTelecommute

Symantec Promotes Dana Siebert to Executive VP; Keith Robinson to VP for the Americas

Pilot Program offers Symantec Moble Update for Free

August 13, 1998
Symantec Adopts Stockholder Rights Plan

August 12, 1998
Symantec CEO, Gordon Eubanks, opens Beijing Office to meet demand for AntiVirus Products in PRC

Symantec Donates $10,000 and Copies of pcANYWHERE Software to Victims of Florida Fires

August 11, 1998
Symantec's Norton Utilities 3.0 Wins Family PC's Top Rated Award

August 10, 1998
Symantec Announces New Version of Market-Leading Norton AntiVirus

Symantec Announces Norton AntiVirus 5.0 for Windows NT Server

Symantec's pcANYWHERE32 8.0 Wins PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award

Symantec is the only Major Vendor to Provide Tool to Disable CIH Virus without Rebooting

July 29, 1998
BEA Selects Symantec as Strategic Java Tool Partner

July 28, 1998
ACT! 4.0 is Overwhelmingly Preferred in Usability Testing Conducted by NSTL

Symantec Appeals Decision in Canadian Copyright Case

Symantec Pioneers Enterprise Rapid Application Development

July 22, 1998
Windows Magazine Awards Norton Mobile Essentials a Place on Prestigious Winlist

July 21, 1998
Symantec Ships Norton AntiVirus for Microsoft Exchange

July 16, 1998
Symantec Reports First Quarter Results

Norton AntiVirus to be used by Bell Atlantic under Multi-Year Contract with Symantec

July 15, 1998
Symantec Protects Desktops, Servers with Launch of Norton 2000

July 14, 1998
Total Number of Mac Viruses Increases by 33 Percent

July 7, 1998
Symantec Indicates First Quarter Results

Symantec Enters China Market with Release of it' s Norton AntiVirus Solutions

June 30, 1998
National Software Testing Results say Norton Mobile Essentials is a "must have" for Mobile Users

June 29, 1998
Symantec's Norton Web Services Simplifies Hardware, Software Updates

June 24, 1998
Symantec Acquires Ghost, Expanding Corporate Solutions Set

Symantec Integrates IBM's Virus Detection Technology into Norton AntiVirus

June 22, 1998
Symantec's Norton Your Eyes Only Becomes Entrust Ready

June 15, 1998
Symantec Introduces Web-Site Management With New Visual Page Release 2.0

June 9, 1998
Symantec Board Authorizes Stock Buyback

Symantec Sponsors Telecommuting Web Site

Norton Trio Named Windows Magazine's 1998 Win 100 Award Winners

Norton AntiVirus Wins World Class Award for Second Consecutive Year

June 8, 1998
Symantec Announces First Telecommuting Productivity Solution

June 5, 1998
Symantec's Norton CrashGuard Deluxe and Norton Web Services Trialware Bundled with CompUSA Service Protection Agreement

Symantec's ACT! 4.0 Remains on Windows Magazine's Highly Regarded WinList

June 2, 1998
Symantec Reports Strong Customer Response to Anti-Virus Alliance with IBM

June 1, 1998
Symantec Provides First Anti-Virus Administration Solution for the Microsoft Management Console

Symantec Provides Complete Desktop Protection in One Package

May 26, 1998
Symantec1s pcANYWHERE32 Named to Celebrated WinList

Network Computing Names pcANYWHERE32 Editor's Choice Version 8.0

Symantec Supports Microsoft Windows 98

Milkyway Networks SecurIT Firewall to Ship with Norton AntiVirus

May 21, 1998
Symantec's Norton Mobile Essentials Now Available in Stores

May 19, 1998
IBM and Symantec to Deliver Single Family of Anti-Virus Software Products

Symantec Earns Virus Bulletin's 100 Percent Rating for Virus Detection

May 18, 1998
Symantec Brings New Version of Top-Selling Macintosh AntiVirus Software into Norton Family of Products

May 15, 1998
Symantec and Teleadapt Help Norton Mobile Essentials Customers Connect from Anywhere

May 13, 1998
Symantec Offers Detection and Elimination of First Known Macintosh Worm

May 6, 1998
Symantec Wins Top Honors at Networld+Interop

May 4, 1998
Symantec Offers Four Times the Protection with Fully-Tested, Weekly Virus Definition Updates

Symantec Unveils a Breakthrough Solution at Networld+Interop

Symantec Introduces the Visual Café Technology Preview Center for 2.5 Customers

April 28, 1998
Symantec Norton AntiVirus Protects Secure Computing Firewall™ for NT Users

Symantec Consolidates Leadership of Retail Market

April 27, 1998
Symantec and Biztravel.com join forces to provide Norton Mobile Essentials Customers with Worldwide Travel Information

April 27, 1998
Symantec and Biztravel.com join forces to provide Norton Mobile Essentials Customers with Worldwide Travel Information

April 23, 1998
Symantec Announces Record Fourth Quarter - Earnings Per Share Grow 167 Percent

April 22, 1998
Symantec Solution '98 Explores Electronic Commerce Strategies Reseller Event Focuses on Business Models and Issues

Symantec Partners with DIGITAL to provide Worldwide Support for Norton Mobile Essentials Customers

April 14, 1998

Symantec Launches One-on-One Internet Program for Technical Support

April 13, 1998
Symantec appoints Dave Hill as Vice President of Marketing for the Americas Region

Symantec offers customers Beta of Norton Mobile Essentials

April 8, 1998
Symantec and Trend Micro Cooperate to Benefit Customers

April 7, 1998
Norton Utilities 3.0 Earns High Praise from Editors, Reviewers

April 1, 1998
Alliance between Symantec and NEC Computer Systems Division Delivers Remote Control Capabilities to All NEC Handheld PCs

March 31, 1998
Symantec Increases Dominance of PC Data Top Ten List

Symantec Announces Integration between Symantec's ACT! 4.0 and Microsoft Outlook 98

March 30, 1998
Symantec Announces Norton AntiVirus for Microsoft Exchange Server

March 26, 1998
Symantec Ships Version 2.5 of Visual Café for Java

March 24, 1998
Symantec Announces Novell Selects Symantec Java Just in Time Compiler for Netware

Sun Selects Symantec Just in Time (JIT) Compiler Version 3.0 to Boost the Performance of Java Implementations

Symantec Announces Visual Café for Java Will Support Development of Java Card Applications

Symantec Visual Café for Java™ IDE Performs Live Integration with RationalRose™ via Ensemble's Rose Visual Café Link

Symantec Announces Visual Café for Java Supports Development of PersonalJava Applications

March 23, 1998
Symantec and HP Partner to Provide pcANYWHERE32 on HP Brio PCs Worldwide

March 20, 1998
Norton AntiVirus Wins Internet Computing's 'Net Best' Award

Norton Utilities Named Consumers Digest "Best Buy"

March 19, 1998
PC World Hong Kong Readers Vote Symantec's Products as Top Choice Across Three Categories

March 16, 1998
ACT! 4.0 Provides Users with Complete Customer Management; Turning Contacts into Relationships and Relationships into Results

March 9, 1998
Symantec's pcANYWHERE32 Wins 1998 Mobility Software Product of the Year

March 2, 1998
Symantec Experts Address Virus Fears Online

February 27, 1998
Norton AntiVirus Wins PC Magazine Editor's Choice Award for Third Consecutive Year

February 18, 1998
Norton AntiVirus Awarded PC World's Respected "1998 Best Buy" Award

February 17, 1998
Symantec Announces OEM Agreement with Samsung Electronics to Supply Korean Version of Norton AntiVirus with Samsung Personal Computers

Symantec Visual Café Wins 1998 NewMedia Magazine Hyper Award

February 11, 1998
Symantec and Archer Enterprise Systems to Offer Enterprise Sales Automation Solution Based on ACT!

Symantec's Norton Utilities Wins Computerworld's IT Leader's Choice Award for Best PC/LAN Utility

Symantec Awarded 50,000 Unit Contract by H&R Block

February 10, 1998
Symantec Executive Elected Consumer Products Council President

Symantec Introduces New Trojan Horse Detection Technology; Protects Users Against Latest Password-Stealing Threat

Norton Utilities, Norton AntiVirus, and WinFax PRO Named to PC/Computing's Prestigious "A-List"

February 9, 1998
Symantec Announces Version 2.5 of Visual Café for Java Professional Development Edition

Symantec Publishes Visual Café for Java Open API Architecture

Symantec Visual Café for Java Wins InfoWorld's Highly Coveted 1997 Product of the Year Award

Symantec Announces Version 2.5 of Visual Café for Java Database Development Edition

February 6, 1998
Norton AntiVirus for Lotus Notes Earns Coveted Award from Network Computing Magazine

February 5, 1998
Symantec Response to CyberMedia Lawsuit

February 4, 1998
PC Data Figures Show Symantec Led U.S. Corporate Market in 1997

February 3, 1998
Symantec Posts Detection and Repair to New XF.Paix.A Excel Virus; Nav Users Automatically Protected by Unique Capabilities of LiveUpdate

January 26, 1998
Symantec Dominates PC Data Top Ten Software List

January 21, 1998
Symantec Combats New and Unknown Boot-Sector Viruses with Exclusive Bloodhound Boot Technology

January 20, 1998
Symantec Announces Fifth Consecutive Record Quarter

Microsoft Joins with Symantec to Provide Comprehensive Fax Capabilities for Microsoft Outlook '98

Oracle and Symantec Team to Deliver Enterprise Web Solution

January 14, 1998
Symantec's Just-In-Time (JIT) Java Compiler 3.0 Runs Java Applets and Applications 50% Faster

January 12, 1998
Symantec Announces Norton Your Eyes Only Version 4.1 for Windows 95/NT

Symantec's Norton Your Eyes Only Receives ICSA Product Certification for Cryptography

Entrust Technologies and Symantec Corporation Provide First Comprehensive Secure Desktop Suites

January 7, 1998
Symantec Provides pcANYWHERE Express Internet Components

January 6, 1998
Symantec's Norton AntiVirus Chosen as Best AntiVirus Utility in 1997 by PC Magazine

January 5, 1998
Symantec Announces New Upgrade to Visual Page

Symantec's Visual Café Macintosh Named Finalist for MacWorld/MacTech Eddy Awards


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