Cupertino, Calif. --March 19, 1998-- The overwhelming majority of PC World Hong Kong readers prefer Symantec Corporation's (NASDAQ: SYMC) utilities, anti-virus and communications software over similar competitive products. The results stem from a recent poll by the magazine.
As part of its newly announced "World Class Awards 1997," Symantec's Norton Utilities was chosen by 69 percent of the respondents as the best PC utility program. Overall, Symantec's software accounted for 86 percent of the votes in the utilities category.
Norton AntiVirus was picked by more than 55 percent of the voters as the best anti-virus program, with a majority of more than two-to-one votes over its nearest competitor.
In the best communications software category, remote communications product WinFax PRO was edged out as the runner-up in this category.
"PC World Hong Kong's 'World Class' Awards make it easier for computer users in Hong Kong to understand which utilities, anti-virus and communications software best meet the needs of customers," said Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "Being top pick in three categories in this influential poll confirms that Symantec delivers the solutions Hong Kong customers need to work in a secure environment."
Further affirmation of Symantec's leading position in Hong Kong has come with the receipt of a "Best Buy" award for Symantec's Norton AntiVirus in the end-user publication PC Home. Norton Utilities and the Norton AntiVirus were also designated "Editor's Choice" in the January 1998 issue of Hong Kong's IT Magazine.
"Symantec will continue to deliver even more powerful and reliable solutions and services tailored to the needs of Hong Kong business and home users, as well as our users all over the world," Salem said.
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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