ROY, Utah, --September 29, 1998-- Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM) and Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), today announced Norton Zip Rescue (NZR), the industry's first and only Windows 95 and 98-based system recovery solution, as a free download at CNET's premiere Web site (www.download.com). NZR will also be available for no charge at Iomega's Web site (www.iomega.com) and by linking from Symantec's Web site (www.symantec.com) beginning October 1, 1998.
Norton Zip Rescue software resolves common system problems such as Windows 95 and 98 registry corruption, damaged system files, partition table damage, and boot viruses or damage. In the event of a system failure where the PC won't boot up, Norton Zip Rescue allows Iomega Zip and Jaz drive owners to perform system recovery quickly and easily, while preserving the unique system settings and configurations of their computers.
"In order to deliver our customers the most effective operating system protection, Symantec has entered into a collaborative relationship with Iomega to produce Norton Zip Rescue," said Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "We make full use of Zip's 100MB space. The Zip rescue disk contains a bootable version of Windows, Norton Zip Rescue software to analyze and fix the problem, and a copy of the computer's individual settings."
NZR provides a support safety-net for small businesses, corporate users and consumers alike. By guiding users through a simple recovery process, NZR empowers Zip users to fix many problems on their own, instead of relying on support centers. In this way, use of NZR may result in less downtime and reduced support costs.
"Wow! Norton Zip Rescue makes a big difference for our customers. It helps them save their system, and best of all, our customers can get it for free by downloading from our web site," said Jim Taylor, chief marketing officer of Iomega Corporation. "By using Zip disks, customers have the ability to safely save and protect their information and their applications. "
Creating a custom Zip rescue disk is straight-forward. Once the user downloads and installs the Norton Zip Rescue software, the next step is to run the program and create a custom Zip rescue disk. In the future, if a problem occurs where the computer won't start properly, users can boot from their Zip rescue disk. The Zip rescue disk will launch Windows (95 or 98) and then run the Norton Zip Rescue Wizard, which guides the user through the recovery process.
About Zip drive Personal Storage Solutions
With over 17 million Zip drives shipped, Zip drives and genuine 100MB Zip disks give PC users the ability to create, save, transport and share more Internet, multimedia, digital photo and audio files. As the disk for the digital age, Zip 100MB disks offer users 70 times the capacity of a floppy, providing a cost-effective way for small business owners to increase storage and extend the life of a PC. Iomega Zip drives can be found as a standard or optional feature in PC models from all leading desktop OEMs and from many notebook PC manufacturers.
About Iomega Corporation
Iomega Corporation manufactures personal read/write storage solutions that help people manage their stuff - anywhere. Iomega's products provide consumers with what they want, when they want it, at a reasonable price. The Company's storage solutions, designed for all types of computer users, include Zip drives and genuine 100 MB Zip disks; Jaz one- and two-gigabyte drives and disks; and Ditto tape backup drives and tape cartridges. Whether used in homes, business, government or education, or by creative professionals, all Iomega storage solutions ensure high levels of quality and reliability when using authorized Iomega media products. Iomega products are available through computer retail stores, resellers, major distributors and OEMs. The Company can be reached at 1-800-MY-STUFF (800-697-8833), or on the web at http://www.iomega.com. Additional Iomega press releases can be accessed through the toll-free fax-back line: (888-88-IOMEGA).
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing. Symantec products and solutions help 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. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information on the company and its products can be obtained at www.symantec.com.
Iomega, Zip, Jaz, and the stylized "i" logo are registered trademarks of, and NZR is a trademark of Iomega Corporation. All other products and brand names are the property of their respective owners. For maximum reliability, use only genuine 100 MB Zip disks featuring the genuine 100 MB Zip symbol in your Zip drive. Symantec is a registered trademark of, and Norton is a trademark of Symantec Corporation.
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