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pcAnywhere Supports Windows’ Millennium Edition

pcAnywhere Remains Sole Remote Control Software to Acquire Windows 2000 Logo Certification

CUPERTINO, Calif. -October 2, 2000 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that pcAnywhere is the first remote control software to support Microsoft's new operating system, Window Millennium Edition (Me). This added capability is available free to pcAnywhere 9.2 users via LiveUpdate. Additionally, pcAnywhere, the leading choice of IT professionals worldwide for remote troubleshooting and helpdesk support, remains the first and only remote control software to hold Windows 2000 certification.

"pcAnywhere complements Microsoft's latest operating system by extending powerful remote control capabilities to the Windows user community," said Gail Hamilton, executive vice president of Symantec's Enterprise Solutions Division. "Symantec is demonstrating its long-standing commitment to provide home and corporate PC users with the cutting edge tools they need to be successful."

pcAnywhere continues to provide PC users the most advanced software for accessing remote business and home computer systems and now provides seamless compatibility with Windows Me. Whether fulfilling home-related or business functions, pcAnywhere provides invaluable remote control capabilities to provide anywhere, anytime system access. Designed to optimize performance without sacrificing security, pcAnywhere makes it easy for IS/IT professionals to quickly resolve end-user problems and perform server maintenance from a central location, and also provides remote users with the ability to retrieve and transfer files.

Pricing and Availability
pcAnywhere 9.2 is currently available through resellers and from the Symantec web site at www.symantec.com and can support desktops and servers running DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 9.x, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows Me. For site license pricing please call 1-800-745-6054. Estimated single seat retail pricing for pcAnywhere is US$179. pcAnywhere 9.2, with Windows Me support, is available as a free upgrade to current 9.2 customers via LiveUpdate.

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 the parties' plans to differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made above. Among these is the possibility of a party failing to meet certain conditions set forth in the merger agreement. Additional information concerning that and other factors is contained in the risk factor sections of Symantec's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000 and quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2000, and AXENT's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1999 and quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2000.