Symantec Products for Mac OS X
SYMANTEC'S INDUSTRY-LEADING INTERNET
SECURITY AND PROBLEM SOLVING PRODUCTS SUPPORT MAC OS X CUSTOMERS BY
PROVIDING IMMEDIATE COMPATIBILITY
CUPERTINO, Calif. - April 2, 2001 - -- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a
world leader in Internet security technology, today announced that Norton
AntiVirus 7.0 for Macintosh, Norton Utilities 6.0.for Macintosh, Norton
SystemWorks for Macintosh, and Norton Internet Security for Macintosh
support Apple's new Mac OS X platform through bootable compact disk and Mac
OS 9.1, included with Mac OS X. Users of Mac OS X will immediately benefit
from many of Symantec's market-leading innovations in Internet security,
award-winning anti-virus protection and state-of-the-art problem-solving
tools to provide comprehensive Macintosh computing solutions.
Macintosh customers using computers released before 2001, as well as the
2001 Titanium PowerBook, can run the current versions of Symantec's
Macintosh products with Mac OS X via the software packages' bootable
compact disk, without the need for any additional software. For new
Macintosh computers released in 2001, a bootable compact disk series will
be available beginning today that will start up these machines and allow
customers to analyze and solve problems on Mac OS X. Symantec is also
currently developing a complete line of Macintosh solutions designed to run
native on the new platform, which are expected to be released this summer.
"Sustaining compatibility with the latest operating systems is a
cornerstone of Symantec's commitment to providing consumers with the most
technologically advanced Internet security and problem-solving solutions,"
said Steve Cullen, senior vice president of Symantec's Consumer Products
Division. "We are pleased to give Macintosh customers the opportunity to
upgrade to Mac OS X with the continued confidence that their computers will
run smoothly and securely."
The bootable compact disks for users of new Macintosh computers released in
2001 - except the 2001 Titanium PowerBook - are available for $14.95
(includes shipping and handling) and can be obtained by completing the disk
replacement form located inside Symantec's Macintosh software packages, or
by calling customer service at 1-800-441-7234. Consumers can receive the
bootable disk free of charge if ordering within 60 days of purchase of the
corresponding Symantec Macintosh product.
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad
range of content and network security solutions to individuals and
enterprises. The company is a leading provider of virus protection,
vulnerability assessment, intrusion prevention, Internet content and e-mail
filtering, remote management technologies and security services to
enterprises around the world. Symantec's Norton brand of consumer security
products leads the market in worldwide retail sales and industry awards.
Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 36
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