CUPERTINO, Calif. --November 17, 1997--Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) announced today that two of it's products, Norton Utilities for Macintosh 3.5 won Editors' Pick Awards from Home Office Computing magazine. The annual awards were announced at the Fall COMDEX computer trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sunday evening.
"I am extremely proud that our products continue to be recognized as the best solutions possible for customers in a small office or home office environment," said Gordon Eubanks, president and CEO of Symantec Corporation. "Symantec products help save or free up time to allow more productivity which is critical to the success of a small business."
For the Editors' Pick Awards, 20 editors and contributing editors at Home Office PC and Small Business Computing magazines nominated more than 200 products. From that list they chose the winners whose products would best help small office businesses. The Editors' Pick Awards are dedicated exclusively to the Small Office/Home Office market.
Winning the Editors' Pick Award for Best Utility for Macintosh was Norton Utilities for Macintosh 3.5. Norton Utilities for Macintosh (NUM) 3.5 contains CrashGuard, faster Speed Disk, Apple Guide Support and a new bootable CD-ROM, everything to help protect data and fix computer problems on one disk. NUM gives users optimal and comprehensive data protection, scanning for disk errors in the background and automatically notifying users when maintenance is recommended. If disaster strikes, NUM includes tools needed for complete data recovery and disk repair.
Winning Editors' Pick Award for Best Utility, Virus Tool was Norton AntiVirus 4.0. Norton AntiVirus (NAV) 4.0 is the industry leader in automatic, comprehensive virus protection for Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 3.1, and DOS workstations. NAV 4.0 provides users with detection and repair of in-the-wild viruses. In addition, NAV 4.0 users receive cutting-edge protection against unknown viruses through Symantec's revolutionary Bloodhound technology. While most anti-virus scanners are only able to identify viruses that have been pre-analyzed by virus researchers, the Bloodhound system uses heuristic technology to analyze programs, detect unknown or new viruses, and enable the user to repair the infected file immediately. NAV 4.0 introduces a new e-mail feature for LiveUpdate. Just by registering e-mail addresses, users are kept informed of the latest virus information. NAV 4.0 also includes Repair Wizard, which simplifies system cleanup after a virus infection. This feature walks the user through the step-by-step cleanup of an infection and removes viruses automatically without damaging files.
Symantec Corporation helps make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. The company is focused on addressing customer needs in three main application areas: the Norton Product line of anti-virus and PC-assistance products; the pcANYWHERE, WinFax, and ACT! product lines that cater to remote user productivity; and the Café product lines in Internet development tools.
Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, Japan, and several fast-growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC, Symantec Corporation is based in Cupertino, California, and employs more than 2,000 people. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free, (541) 334-6054, or accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.symantec.com.
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