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Symantec Announces New Version of Secure Remote Control Solution

pcAnywhere 10.5 Provides Host Assessment Tool, Rebootless Host and Windows XP Logo Certification

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Oct. 30, 2001- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, today announced pcAnywhere 10.5 ­ the latest version of Symantec's market leading, easy-to-use remote control solution. pcAnywhere 10.5 will include a new security assessment tool, improved installation functionality for IT administrators and Windows XP Logo Certification. pcAnywhere 10.5 will enable IT administrators to improve helpdesk productivity and access servers from a remote location, while also providing users with fast, easy access to any PC.

"As the need to save valuable time and IT resources continues to rise, IT administrators and mobile workers need solutions that offer secure access to remote machines," said Joe Wang, vice president of Symantec Enterprise Administration. "pcAnywhere 10.5 will offer customers the ease-of-use and confidence needed to remotely connect to another machine located anywhere in the world."

By providing a rebootless host, pcAnywhere 10.5 will offer IT administrators the ability to install pcAnywhere without the need to reboot a computer. The rebootless host is a self-contained package that can be quickly deployed and installed to resolve a problem. This is critical for IT administrators working on server machines that are required to remain running constantly.

The new assessment tool offered in pcAnywhere 10.5 allows users to diagnose their current pcAnywhere Host configuration and take advantage of any additional security features that are available. In order to provide customers with a complete record of who is trying to connect to their computer, and how frequently, pcAnywhere 10.5 will log port scans on the pcAnywhere port, as well as failed login attempts.

The latest version of pcAnywhere will build on the advanced security features offered in pcAnywhere 10.0 which includes ten different authentication methods, detection of remote access vulnerabilities on a network, three levels of encryption, serialization to prevent unauthorized access and the ability to only accept connections from specified TCP/IP addresses and subnets.

A favorite of IT departments for its reliability and secure access features, pcAnywhere provides administrators and end-users customizable, secure, remote control for helpdesk support, server support and for remote access to machines for day-extenders and telecommuters. pcAnywhere has been successfully deployed on remote machines for more than 15 years and has won more than 75 industry awards.

Pricing and Availability
pcAnywhere 10.5 is scheduled to be available through Symantec's network of distributors and resellers in November 2001. For additional product information call (800) 745-6054 or visit www.symantec.com. To obtain licensing information or to locate a reseller, visit http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/license/ on the World Wide Web. Estimated single seat retail pricing for pcAnywhere is US$179.00. For small business users, the product will be available in 5-user and 10-user packs for estimated retail prices of US$645.00 and US$1,280.00 respectively.

About Symantec
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security software and appliance solutions to individuals, enterprises and service providers. The company is a leading provider of virus protection, firewall and virtual private network, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises and service providers around the world. Symantec's Norton brand of consumer security products is a leader in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 37 countries. For more information, please visit www.symantec.com.

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