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News Releases - 1999

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 31, 1999
Symantec Announces Completion Of SalesLogix Acquisition Of Act!

December 20, 1999
Symantec Appoints Phil Solk as Vice President, Professional Services
Symantec and Network Associates Settle Litigation

December 14, 1999
U.S. Internal Revenue Service Standardizes on Symantec Solutions

December 13, 1999
Symantec's Internet Tools Established as Independent Company

Norton Ghost For Netware Reduces Total Cost Of Ownership On Netware Servers

December 7, 1999
USC Selects Norton AntiVirus to Protect Campus-Wide Network

Unique Computer Virus Can Be Continually Updated By Virus Writer From Central Location

December 1, 1999
New Strains af The Explorezip and Melissa Virus Actively Spread Through Fortune 500 Companies

November 22, 1999
Symantec millenNium action response team offers y2k protection, support, and peace of mind

New Computer Virus Spreads by E-Mail and Triggers on Christmas Day

November 18, 1999
Symantec solutions dominate Home Office Computing list of year¹s top picks

November 16, 1999
Omni Tech Corporation Reduces Customer Installation Cost; Purchases 100,000 Seats Of Norton Ghost

November 12, 1999
New Computer Virus Attacks Windows NT File Security Settings

November 10, 1999
Symantec and HP Integrate pcAnywhere With New HP OpenView Desktop Administrator

November 9, 1999
ZDTV to Launch New Show: "CyberCrime" to Highlight Online Security and Privacy Issues

November 1, 1999
Symantec-Microsoft Partnership Makes Norton AntiVirus 2000 Free to Small, Mid-Sized Businesses for Limited Time

Norton Utilities for Macintosh 5.0, Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 6.0 Compatible with Mac OS 9

October 26, 1999
Mobile Essentials Personal Edition Available Free To Public

October 25, 1999
Symantec Alliances To Deliver Internet-Based Content Security Solutions To Homes And Businesses

Symantec Provides Power Users Fast And Effective Solution To Optimize Windows Nt Volumes

October 20, 1999
Symantec Announces Record Second Fiscal Quarter Results

October 19, 1999
Norton Antivirus For Firewalls 1.5 Eliminates Internet Viruses On IBM, CVP Firewalls Before They Enter Corporate Network

October 18, 1999
Symantec First To Provide Cure For Melissa Variant Computer Virus

Symantec's Norton Internet Security First Product To Give Pc Users Complete Internet Protection

Symantec Partners With E-Commerce Leaders To Give Consumers Easier Access To Upgrades And "How To" Information

October 13, 1999
Symantec Named Vendor Of The Year From Buy.Com

Cuna Mutual Group Chooses Symantec's Family Of Corporate Software Solutions

Norton SystemWorks Honored By Leading Latin America Publication

October 11, 1999
Quality Integration Services, Inc. Purchases 150,000 Seat License From Symantec

October 6, 1999
Symantec Appoints Donald E. Frischmann As Vice President Worldwide Communications And Brand Management

October 1, 1999
Symantec Delivers Cutting-Edge Anti-Virus Technology With Striker32

September 29, 1999
Market Scan Information Systems Selects Symantec's Norton Helpdesk Assistant To Reduce Support Costs

September 27, 1999
Soft·letter Names Symantec One Of Ten Best Online Software Stores

September 23, 1999
Norton Antivirus 2000 Named Computer Shopper Best Buy

September 15, 1999
Chevron To Deploy Norton Speed Disk On 30,000 Machines Worldwide

September 14, 1999
Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition 7.0 Automatically Protects Corporations Against Malicious Virus Attacks

Symantec System Center Provides Systems And Policy Management For Norton Antivirus Enterprise Solution

September 9, 1999
Norton AntiVirus 2.0 For Microsoft Exchange Keeps Groupware Environments Safe From Virus Threats

September 2, 1999
Symantec-IBM Collaboration Yields Breakthrough Automated Macro Virus Analysis/Repair Technology

September 1, 1999
Norton Antivirus Products Among First To Achieve ICSA Cleaning Certification

Symantec Teams with EarthLink in Promotional Offer to Provide Internet Users with the Ultimate in PC Security, Reliability, and Usability

Symantec, Dale Carnegie Training Deliver 11-Step Sales Development Cycle

August 31, 1999
Symantec Donates 15,000 Copies of Mobile Essentials 2.0 to Mexico's Monterrey Institute of Technology

August 30, 1999
Norton Ghost 6.0 Reduces Time to Recover, Install and Maintain PCs Across Enterprise

Norton SystemWorks 2000 Sets The Pace For Utility Suites

Dayton Hudson Corporation Turns to Symantec to Protect Network and Reduce Remote Worker Cost

August 24, 1999
Getronicswang, Peoplesoft And Siemens Westinghouse Turn To Symantec To Keep Networks Safe

August 23, 1999
Symantec Announces Next Generation Intelligent Web Filtering Technology

Norton CleanSweep 2000 Eliminates Messy Internet Buildup With One Mouse Click, Award-Winning Utility Recovers Hard Drive Clutter Caused by Web Surfing

Norton Antivirus 2000 Automatically Protects Against Internet And Email-Borne Viruses

Norton Utilities 2000 Makes Computer Maintenance and Repair Easy and Fast

August 19, 1999
pcAnywhere 9.0 Distinguished As Analyst Choice By PC Week

August 16, 1999
TalkWorks PRO 3.0 Manages Voice/Fax Communications to Give Small Businesses a More ProfessionalImage

Symantec Announces New Channel Program for Latin America

August 12, 1999
Symantec Norton Antivirus Sales Outpace Overall Industry Growth For 1998

August 11, 1999
Symantec and HP Marketing Agreement Puts Mobile Essentials on HP CD in American Airlines Admirals Clubs

August 10, 1999
Symantec Online Support Site Named Among Best In U.S.A.

August 9, 1999
Symantec's Norton AntiVirus Number One in U.S. Retail Sales for First Half of 1999, Says PC Data

August 4, 1999
Symantec Adds IBM Neural Network Boot Detection Technology to Norton Antivirus

University of California, Davis Selects Norton Antivirus After Extensive Software Evaluation

August 2, 1999
Symantec-IBM Partnership Puts Mobile Essentials 2.0 on Selected ThinkPad Notebooks

Norton Ghost Disk Cloning Tools Now Available for Power Users

Symantec Introduces First Utility to Completely Optimize Windows NT Volumes Online

July 21, 1999
Symantec Leads U.S. Retail Software Sales Once Again

July 21, 1999
Symantec Announces Record First Fiscal Quarter Results

Symantec Announces Internet Centric Strategy Focused on Content Security and Remote Device Management

Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh v6.0 Keeps Macs Virus-Free

New Norton Utilities for Macintosh v5.0 Keeps Macs Running at Peak Performance Levels

July 14, 1999
Symantec and Beyond.com Launch U.S. Online Software Store

July 12, 1999
Symantec First to Provide Immediate Cure for Back Orifice 2000 Trojan Horse

July 1, 1999
Symantec's Mobile Essentials Decreases Costs of Supporting Mobile Professionals as IT Creates, Administers Location Profiles

Symantec VisualCafé once again leads sales of Java Development Solutions

June 23, 1999
Mobile Workers Can Now Enjoy Benefits of Symantec's Award-Winning WinFax PRO with Release of WinFax for Palm Computing® Devices

Symantec and Tivoli Provide Comprehensive Y2K Management Solution

Norton 2000 2.0 the Best Way to Help Consumers, Small Businesses Protect Themselves Against Y2K Problems

File Recovery Easy for Norton Utilities Users Hit By Worm.ExploreZip

June 22, 1999
Symantec is Number One in U.S. Software Sales for Second Consecutive Month

June 21, 1999
Symantec Norton AntiVirus Bundled with Intel Motherboards

June 16, 1999
Norton AntiVirus Named 1999 Software Product Of The Year By Windows Magazine

June 15, 1999
Symantec Announces Support for Sun's J2EE Specification

Symantec Once Again Boosts the Performance of Java Applications

Symantec VisualCafé™ Continues to Lead Sales of Java Development Tools

Symantec to Bundle Advanced UML Modeling Tool with it's VisualCafé Enterprise Suite

June 14, 1999
Symantec's pcAnywhere 9.0 Reduces Remote Network Management and Support Costs

Norton 2000 Corporate Edition 2.0 Eases Management Through Enhanced Administration, Improved Database Options

Industry Leaders Join Forces To Deliver Secure Remote Communications Solution

Symantec Offers Free Online Fix for Destructive Worm.ExploreZip Worm

June 11, 1999
Symantec's pcANYWHERE32 Receives Check Point Software OPSEC Certification

June 10, 1999
Symantec Plans to Establish Internet Tools Business Unit as Independent Internet Technology Company

Symantec First to Provide Immediate Protection for High-Risk, Destructive Worm.ExploreZip Worm

June 9, 1999
Norton SystemWorks 2.0 and Norton AntiVirus 5.0 Win 1999 World Class Awards from PC World

June 8, 1999
Procomm Customers Receive Free Standard Care Support From Symantec

June 7, 1999
Kaiser Permanente Selects Norton Ghost as Part of Y2K Compliancy Strategy

LandAmerica Financial Group Chooses Symantec Corporate Solutions to Improve Virus Defense, Network Efficiency and User Productivity and Support

Symantec Data Recovery Service Helps Businesses Recover From Disasters

June 1, 1999
Anti-Virus in 1999 - Time to Review

Symantec Announces New Global License Program

May 26, 1999
Free Net Nanny Filtering Software Offered with Norton Utilities 4.0 During Six Week On-line Retail Promotion

May 24, 1999
IONA Technologies and Symantec Corporation Bring CORBA-EJB Middleware to Visual Café Enterprise

Symantec is the Leader in U.S. Retail Software Sales

Symantec Unveils Strategy for Rapidly Building Web-based Applications With Enterprise JavaBeans Technology

May 20, 1999
Symantec First to Deliver Repair for PowerPoint Viruses, Including O97M.Tristate Cross-Infecting Microsoft Office Macro Virus

May 17, 1999
Preview Release of Mobile Essentials 2.0 now Available for Free Download

Symantec Announces Product Support for Windows 2000

May 13, 1999
Symantec Makes Safe Migration to MS Office 2000 Affordable through Special Promotion on Norton SystemWorks, Norton Utilities

Symantec's VisualCafé Wins Network Computing's 1999 Well-Connected Award.

May 12, 1999
IONA Technologies and Symantec Corporation Bring CORBA-EJB Middleware to Visual Café Enterprise

May 11, 1999
Symantec Unveils Digital Immune System Strategy for Unprecedented Level of Managed, Intelligent Protection and Control

pcANYWHERE32 Continues to Outperform Competitors as Home Office Computing Names It "Best Buy"

May 10, 1999
Symantec Offers Mobile WinFax for Palm Computing Platform

May 3, 1999
Symantec VisualCafé versions 3.0 and 3.0a pass rigorous Y2K testing at ZDTag

Symantec Appoints Robin Matlock VP of Product Management

April 28, 1999
Norton Antivirus 5.0 Wins Prestigious Secure Computing Award

April 28, 1999
Symantec's TalkWorks PRO Named Editor's Choice by Computer Telephony Magazine

April 19, 1999
Symantec Announces Anti-Virus Uninstaller Technology to Help Companies Break Free from Subscription-Based Licenses

April 15, 1999
Symantec Announces Record Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Fiscal Year 1999

April 14, 1999
Symantec Corporation Appoints John W. Thompson, Senior IBM Executive, as President, CEO and Chairman

April 13, 1999
Norton Solutions Sweep Editors' Choice Awards in Annual PC Magazine Utility Product Face-Off

April 12, 1999
Mobile Essentials Helps Mobile Professionals Quickly Adjust to New Locations

Symantec and AVT RightFAX Software Group Team Up to Integrate WinFax PRO 9.0 With the RightFAX V6.0 Fax Server Product Line

Symantec Announces Alliance with HP to Expand Internet Business Opportunities

April 5, 1999
Small Business Computing "Highly Recommends" One Y2K Product-Norton 2000

Symantec Guards Groupware Environments with Norton AntiVirus 2.0 for Lotus Notes/Domino

April 1, 1999
Symantec and IBM Global Services Join Forces to Help Companies Hit by W97M.Melissa Virus

RadioShack and Symantec Announce Software Alliance

March 31, 1999
Symantec Offers Free Norton AntiVirus for Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes to Companies at Risk from Melissa Virus

Remedy, Intel and Symantec Integrate Industry-Leading Solutions to Create IT Service Management Platform

Symantec Posts New Virus Definitions to Guard Against Variants of Melissa Virus

March 30, 1999
Symantec Completes Quarterdeck Acquisition

March 29, 1999
Symantec Protects Users From New Melissa Macro Virus

March 23, 1999
Norton 2000 Named Best End-User Software at FOSE '99

Symantec and Remedy Corporation Partner to Deliver pcANYWHERE Integration

Symantec and Mercury Interactive Announce Testing Solution for Smooth Deployment of VisualCafé Applications

March 22, 1999
Symantec Announces Stock Buy Back

March 19, 1999
Symantec Detects and Eliminates Recent Pentium III Serial Number Exploit

March 16, 1999
Aramark, Commonwealth Edison, BankBoston and Texas Utilities Rely on Symantec to Provide Anti-Virus Protection

March 15, 1999
Symantec Emerges from European Anti-Virus Market Consolidation as Leading Vendor in Retail

New Norton 2000 Package Addresses Y2K Needs of Small Businesses

Symantec™ and California State University, San Marcos Kick Off Their Series of VisualCafé™ for Java Training Seminars

March 11, 1999
Symantec Emerges from European Anti-Virus Market Consolidation as Leading Vendor in Retail

Symantec Strengthens Management Team with Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Promotions

Electronic Greeting Cards are Safe; Blue Mountain and Symantec Expose Virus Hoax

March 8, 1999
Symantec and InstallShield Software Corporation Form Partnership to Deliver Software Registration Solutions

Independent Research Shows Network Associates' Customers Are At Risk From Potential Virus Infection

March 4, 1999
Symantec ships VisualCafé Enterprise Suite

March 2, 1999
Symantec Increases Cost Savings for Macintosh Customers with Utility Software Bundle

Symantec Leads Retail Software Market During 1998

March 1, 1999
Symantec Recognizes Contribution of Electronic Commerce Partners to On-line Growth

Symantec Announces Norton SystemWorks 2.0

Norton AntiVirus the Only Office 2000-Ready AV Solution

February 26, 1999
Symantec's Norton Mobile Essentials Wins Prestigious Award at Mobile Insights 99'

February 22, 1999
Symantec's Norton Ghost Outperforms Imagecast in Ziff-Davis Independent Lab Tests

Symantec's Norton HelpDesk Assistant Reduces Support Costs

February 17, 1999
Norton SystemWorks Bests McAfee Office to Earn Place on Windows Magazine WinList

February 16, 1999
Symantec Completes First Phase of IBM U.S. Anti-Virus Customer Transition Program

New Norton Utilities 4.0 the Most Effective, Intelligent Problem-Solving Tool Yet

Symantec Introduces The #1 Award-Winning Disk Cleaning Utility As Part of Trusted Norton Family

February 9, 1999
Norton AntiVirus for OS/2 Detects, Eliminates Virus Threats on OS/2 Workstations

February 1, 1999
Symantec Norton 2000 Only Y2K Solution to be Named to Windows Magazine WinList

January 27, 1999
Symantec Expands Management Team with Vice President Promotions

January 26, 1999
Symantec Named Best Software Partner for 1998 by Merisel

January 25, 1999
Symantec Norton 2000 Beats Six Competitors to be Named Reviewer's Choice by Government Computer News

January 21, 1999
Norton SystemWorks Continues to Set the Pace in Retail Sales

Symantec to Expand Management Team for Next Phase of Growth

January 19, 1999
Norton AntiVirus Chosen As Key Component in IBM e-Business Security Solution

January 18, 1999
Symantec's Norton AntiVirus Easily Outmatches Competition in PC World "Best Buy" Roundup for Second Consecutive Year

January 14, 1999
Symantec's Norton Utilities and WinFax Pro Ace Competition for Fifth Consecutive Year in Readers' Choice Awards

Oracle Standardizes on Symantec Corporate Solutions Worldwide

January 13, 1999
Symantec Offers Tivoli Customers a Free Upgrade to Norton Antivirus Plus, the Industry's First Certified Tivoli Ready Antivirus Solution

January 12, 1999
Norton SystemWorks Trounces McAfee Office in Product Face-Offs

January 5, 1999
Thousands of Norton AntiVirus 5.0 Customers Use Scan and Deliver for Speedy, Automatic File Analysis

January 4, 1999
Symantec VP of Worldwide Operations and CFO Resigns

Tivoli and Symantec Announce Year 2000 Solution for Small to Medium Businesses


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