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Symantec's Procomm Plus 4.8 Provides More Reliable Connections For Fast, Accurate Communications

New Version Includes Virus Scanning, Increased Customization

CUPERTINO, Calif. - March 21, 2000 -- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced Procomm Plus 4.8, the most efficient and reliable terminal emulation and file transfer PC-based tool for accessing mainframes as well as midrange and specialized systems. Procomm 4.8 provides enhanced reliability during terminal emulation and file transfers, full support for Windows 2000, and usability and security enhancements.

"Procomm Plus 4.8 provides users with flexible and reliable connectivity across the entire computing spectrum‹from mainframes to laptops," said Elizabeth Magliana, vice president of product management, Enterprise Solutions Division, Symantec Corporation. "It is a dynamic and robust product which has become a valuable complement to Symantec's family of security and support solutions."

Version 4.8 Enhancements
Through rigorous testing, Symantec engineers enhanced Procomm Plus' ability to provide reliable connections and reduced the potential for system crashes. In the event of a lost connection, Version 4.8 also allows users to start their session transfers from the point at which the connection was lost.

Procomm Plus 4.8 also adds security components by including built-in virus scanning during file transfers. Symantec's award-winning virus scanning technology protects user's computer systems and business data, offering peace of mind and greater security for mission-critical business applications. Since files are scanned for viruses during transfers, infection by remote users is greatly reduced.

In addition to Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.0, version 4.8 adds full support for Windows 2000. As companies migrate to the new operating system, Procomm Plus 4.8 can be seamlessly deployed and does not require additional training for users. Version 4.8 also provides users with an ASPECT manual and sample scripts to assist in automating routine tasks and customizing the program to fit their business needs. Easy-to-use and powerful, ASPECT scripting provides users with more than 500 commands to customize and control communications tasks.

Another feature of the new version is Symantec's LiveUpdate technology, which automatically downloads the latest product information and software revisions. And, as part of the Symantec product family, Procomm Plus 4.8 is backed by Symantec's superior customer service and technical support.

Pricing and Availability
Procomm Plus 4.8 is available now and is priced at US$149.95. Upgrades are available for US$69.95.

About Symantec
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.

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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT: This press release contains forward-looking statements. There are certain important factors that could cause Symantec's future development efforts to differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made above. Among these are the anticipation of the growth of certain market segments, the positioning of Symantec's products in those segments, the competitive environment in the software industry, dependence on other products, changes to operating systems and product strategy by vendors of operating systems, and the importance of new Symantec products. Additional information concerning those and other factors is contained in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 2, 1999 and all quarterly reports filed subsequent to such date.