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SYMANTEC ANNOUNCES THE NORTON BACKUP 2.2 FOR WINDOWS; THE NEW STANDARD FOR EASY, AUTOMATIC BACKUPS

 CUPERTINO, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today extended the industry standard in backup protection with the announcement of The Norton Backup 2.2 for Windows. Targeting users who need a backup product that is compatible with their chosen operating system and hardware devices, The Norton Backup 2.2 offers a complete backup solution that is fast, reliable and provides the ease-of-use to assure regular backups are performed.
 KEY FEATURES OVERVIEW
 -- New industry standard in backup software
 -- Superset of the backup in DOS 6.0
 -- Fastest, most reliable backup available
 -- Reads and restores DOS 6.0 backups and vice versa
 -- High speed tape controller support for even faster backups
 -- Special $69 offer with purchase of DOS 6.0
 The Norton Backup 2.2 for Windows is a superset of DOS 6.0 backup, offering read and restore capability between DOS 6.0 back-up sets and visa versa. Computing workgroups, which include a mix of DOS and Windows-based machines, can standardize on Norton Backup 2.2 without concern for a heterogeneous mix of backup solutions and potential loss of data. For even faster backup execution, Norton Backup 2.2 offers added support of high-speed tape controllers from Colorado Memory Systems and Iomega to supplement Norton Backup's tape drive support.
 "Data backup is a process guided by reliability, transfer speed and ease-of-use," said Ken Felderstein, Symantec's security business director of the Peter Norton Group. "Norton Backup 2.2 builds on our heritage of backup, offering Windows users the features required for efficient data backup and the only backup solution to provide cross compatibility for DOS 6.0 backup users."
 Ease of Use
 Users can take advantage of pre-configured backup routines for popular application files such as Lotus 1-2-3, dBASE, Microsoft Word and Excel, and WordPerfect. The built-in Scheduler automatically runs attended or unattended backups at the user's convenience. The Norton Backup Assistant calculates when it's time to backup all files or just the ones that have changed, and automatically backs up the appropriate files. The Norton Backup also executes automatic "on-the-fly" floppy disk formatting. The user can backup multiple drives in a single session as well as create custom menus for these selections.
 Corporate-Wide Automation
 The Norton Backup provides all the necessary tools for MIS/PC administrators to standardize backup procedures within their organizations. Administrators can create backup sets for corporate-wide distribution using the unique Preset option, enabling users to quickly select and run custom backups.
 Reliability
 The Norton Backup is the safest and most reliable backup product on the market. It restores data from badly damaged backup disks that other backup programs are unable to read. When backing up, bad diskettes are automatically rejected without forcing the user to restart the backup process. Norton Backup for Windows offers cross-compatibility with The Norton Backup for DOS.
 Pricing and Availability
 Norton Backup 2.2 for Windows is available at a suggested retail price of $149. Upgrades to registered users of either Norton Backup for DOS or Windows are available for $19. With a purchase of DOS 6.0 users can also buy The Norton Backup 2.2 for Windows for $69 at most major software retail stores.
 Norton Backup 2.2 for Windows runs on IBM AT (80286 or higher) and 100-percent compatible PCs and requires Windows 3.0 or higher and DOS 3.1 or higher, with 2MB RAM and a hard disk drive. The Norton Backup 2.2 for Windows supports DOS 6.0, QIC 40/80 compliant tape drives, DOS devices and high-speed tape controllers from Colorado Memory Systems and Iomega.
 Symantec Corp. develops, markets and supports a complete line of application 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 the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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 /CONTACT: Lori Cross of Symantec, 310-449-4258; Rebecca Fuller of Wilson McHenry Co., 415-592-7600, for Symantec/
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