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Norton Antivirus 5.0 Wins Prestigious Secure Computing Award

Norton Your Eyes Only also named Best Encryption product

London, England April 28, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) has won the 1999 Secure Computing Reader Trust Award for Best AntiVirus Product for Norton AntiVirus 5.0. The leading magazine's readers also voted Norton Your Eyes Only the Best Encryption product.

"Secure Computing is one of the most well-respected publications in the industry," says Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "Its readers are professional people who have responsibility for network security. That these people voted for our products says to us that we are meeting the needs of our corporate customers, and that makes us very proud."

The Norton AntiVirus family of products line includes a multi-tier strategy that integrates a powerful anti-virus solution at desktops, servers, groupware servers, Internet e-mail gateways and firewalls to provide users with the most comprehensive virus detection and repair. The products provide users the security of knowing they have the most complete protection available, whether downloading files from the Internet, opening e-mail attachments or accessing floppy disks.

Norton AntiVirus 5.0 products provide comprehensive virus protection for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT workstations and servers, and Macintosh. Norton AntiVirus 5.0 offers users increased security and ease of use and includes Symantec's innovative Bloodhound heuristics scanner, as well as a Trojan Horse detection engine to prevent virus infection from Internet sources, and state-of-the-art technology to automatically block destructive Active X and Java applets from entering a user's computer.

Norton Your Eyes Only keeps private data private, on your lap top or desk top and over the Internet. It is all the security users need in one package: automatic encryption/ decryption ensures that no one can read your files without permission. "Killerproof" access control ensures that no one can access a user's PC without authorisation.

Secure Computing Awards 1999
The third annual Secure Computing 1999 Awards are truly global both in their rewarding innovative solution providers from around the world and in the opportunity they provide for people wherever they might live and work to vote for the solutions they think best. Nominations for the Awards opened at the beginning of November. The Reader Trust Awards are decided by reader voting. A simple majority of the votes cast decides the winner. Any member of the public is eligible to vote with the exception of nominees.

About Symantec
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.

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