Cupertino, Calif. --May 26, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced support for Microsoft Windows 98 with key Symantec products currently available to support the new operating system. The following products support Windows 98: Norton AntiVirus, Norton Utilities, Norton Uninstall Deluxe, Norton CrashGuard Deluxe, Norton Mobile Essentials, pcANYWHERE and ACT!.
All Symantec products have a proprietary technology called LiveUpdate that allows customers to incorporate changes into existing products. With this direct connection Symantec can support new environments such as Windows 98 with ease. The LiveUpdate connections for Windows 98 begin June 1 with scheduled updates until the final availability of Microsoft Windows 98. And of course, LiveUpdate is a free service for all Symantec customers.
"Symantec is the only company able to offer the breadth of support for Windows 98 with such a wide range of software utilities and applications," said Gordon Eubanks, president and CEO of Symantec Corporation. "Users can be assured that on any one computer, their Symantec solutions will be licensed and compatible for either Windows 95 or Windows 98 operating system. In short, when the user is ready to upgrade operating systems their Symantec software is ready as well."
"Once again, Symantec is setting a standard for Windows 98 by offering Windows 98 compatible products in time for the official shipment of Windows 98," said Brad Chase, Vice President, Windows Marketing and Developer Relations. "Symantec's support of the Windows 98 operating system is one of the key milestones for official adoption of the new operating system by the software ISV community."
As the worldwide leader in software utilities, Symantec is committed to continue to deliver superior utilities for Microsoft operating systems, including the Microsoft Windows 98 and Windows NT. Norton products extend the "self-healing" features in the new operating system by offering users the safety of anti-virus, crash protection, problem solving, disaster recovery, optimization and security.
Symantec's communications products including pcANYWHERE32 and WinFax currently support Microsoft Windows 98. Key new products such as Norton Mobile Essentials and the new version of ACT! also fully support Microsoft Windows 98.
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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