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SYMANTEC ANNOUNCES THE SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS FOR MACINTOSH VERSION 3.5; UNSURPASSED AND EASY-TO-USE VIRUS DETECTION AND PROTECTION FOR MAC

SYMANTEC ANNOUNCES THE SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS FOR MACINTOSH VERSION 3.5;
 UNSURPASSED AND EASY-TO-USE VIRUS DETECTION AND PROTECTION FOR MAC
 CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Making virus protection and installation easy and intuitive to use, Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced Symantec AntiVirus(TM) for Macintosh (SAM) version 3.5, a comprehensive virus protection solution for Macintosh computers. New features include scanning compressed files and the ability to schedule scans; automatic installation; an easy-to-use, intuitive interface; and network installation capabilities for site licensees and 10 pack retail customers.
 According to Rod Turner, executive vice president of Symantec's Peter Norton Group, SAM version 3.5 supports the company's systems security strategy. "Today's announcement demonstrates our on-going commitment to provide customers with systems management and security products. SAM version 3.5's intuitiveness and state-of-the-art technology, combined with Symantec's corporate- and end-user support programs, is the most comprehensive antivirus solution available for Macintosh computers." Symantec's portfolio of security products includes Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh, Norton AntiVirus (for PC) and newly acquired security products Certus and NOVI.
 New Scanning Features
 SAM version 3.5 is the only antivirus software that scans compressed files for all known viruses under System 6 and 7. SAM also transparently scans the Macintosh system, protecting against all known Macintosh viruses and their clones and allows users to customize how the program monitors for virus activity -- providing deeper and more extensive virus monitoring. SAM also monitors for suspicious activity that could signal the work of an unknown virus and is the only Macintosh antivirus software to schedule scans at predetermined times.
 New Interface and Automatic Installation
 The new interface includes additional icons and reorganized menus with more intuitive features that make safe and virus-free computing easy to learn and understand. Monitoring the system is easy because each time the computer is started, Symantec AntiVirus Intercept is automatically loaded into memory. Every floppy disk used with the computer is scanned to ensure interception of any viruses before they can be transmitted and infect the system. The Installer feature allows users to install or update all necessary files in the correct location in the system easily and automatically to ensure up-to-date virus protection. Improved on-line help provides users with background information on all known Macintosh viruses.
 New Networking Capabilities
 Symantec AntiVirus 3.5 offers site licensees and 10 pack owners one-step installation, software upgrades and updates from a central node to all network workstations. This allows a network administrator to easily and automatically maintain up-to-date virus protection for an entire site. The program then provides the site administrator with a confirmation list of which users received the update or upgrade to ensure that all sites receive the most current protection.
 The Corporate Support Program
 The new Symantec Corporate Support Program is designed to provide comprehensive and targeted educational and technical services for corporate customers. The program includes virus definition updates, all software upgrades, The Norton Report newsletter, access to a fast anti-virus response team and an extended-hours toll-free technical support number.
 Symantec Antivirus Support Services
 Symantec offers a set of support services that creates the most comprehensive antivirus solution available for corporate- and end-user customers. Services include the Symantec AntiVirus Update Service (SAV-U), a virus definition subscription service available for an annual fee of $45. Users can subscribe to this service by calling 800-428-6800.
 These programs fit into Symantec's portfolio of existing antivirus support services which include: a 24-hour Virus Newsline, 310-828-5344; a 24-hour Virus Faxline, 800-554-4403; and down-loadable virus definitions from the Syamantec BBS -- 408-973-9598 (2400 baud) or 408-973-9834 (9600 baud). The down-loadable virus definitions are also available on CompuServe, America Online and AppleLink.
 Pricing and Availability
 Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh version 3.5 is available immediately at a suggested retail price of $99. Upgrades are available for $24, plus $8 for shipping and handling, to registered customers of SAM. Ten packs, which offer network installation capabilities, are available at a suggested retail price of $759.
 Symantec Corp. develops, markets and supports a complete line of applications and system software products for IBM personal computers and compatibles and Apple Macintosh computers. Founded in 1982, the company has offices in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling 800-441-7234 toll-free, or 408-252-3570.
 NOTE: Brand and product references herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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