Cupertino, Calif. --February 10, 1998-- Symantec Corporation, the leader in utilities, anti-virus, and remote productivity software, (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that PC/Computing named WinFax PRO to the magazine's "A-List" in its February 1998 edition. The A-List, which is published yearly, represents the editors' top picks for 100 hardware, software, and Internet products. Symantec products dominated the list in the Tools and Utilities category with Norton Utilities 3.0 for Windows 95, Norton Utilities 2.0 for Windows NT, and Norton AntiVirus 4.0 for Windows 95. WinFax PRO earned recognition in the Personal Productivity Software category.
Each year, PC/Computing editors and lab technicians evaluate several thousand products for the best combination of performance, technology, usability, innovation, and value. Winners are named monthly. Then, at year's end, all the monthly winners are put through rigorous testing to determine the final 100 winners. According to the magazine, more than one million readers use the results as a foolproof shopping guide.
Selected as best Windows 95 system utility, NU 3.0 for Windows 95 was lauded for its ability to "spot system trouble before it spoils your data" as well as for its virus-checking and crash protection capabilities. NU 2.0 for Windows NT was named best Windows NT system utility and was described as "the first complete set of system utilities for Windows NT."
As the top pick in the anti-virus software category, NAV 4.0 for Windows 95 was commended as a tool that "stops infections before they happen-it even scans Internet downloads." Editors also noted that NAV's free automatic program updates merited distinction.
WinFax PRO 8.0 beat competitors as top communications software because it "lets you send and receive faxes in batches-saving you time and money."
"Earning multiple spots on PC/Computing's influential A-List is a positive affirmation of the solutions that Symantec provides its customers," said Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "By naming so many Symantec products to this list, PC/Computing has made it easier for computer users to know which products are the most powerful and reliable computing tools and utilities on the market today."
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 Cafe 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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