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Norton SystemWorks 2001 for Windows NT, 2000, ME

Symantec introduces Norton SystemWorks 2001 for
Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows Millennium systems

Enhanced utility suite provides users with the most effective, easy-to-use tool-set for complete PC problem solving and protection


AUCKLAND, November 6, 2000 – Symantec New Zealand today announced Norton SystemWorks 2001, the first multi-platform version of the best-selling utility suite, with support for Windows 9.x, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows Millennium systems. The Norton SystemWorks 2001 suite features new product versions to provide improved system performance, and greater ease-of-use for users.

FAST FACTS:
Norton SystemWorks 2001 offers:
 Enhanced versions of Norton AntiVirus 2001, Norton Utilities 2001, Norton CleanSweep 2001 and Norton Web Services;
 One Button Checkup to easily conduct quick system checks, identify and fix problems;
 Access to third-party online problem-solving, through Symantec’s Web Partners.

Norton SystemWorks 2001 Professional Edition offers:
 All the utilities of the , plus Norton Ghost 2001 and Norton WinFax 10.0;
 The most comprehensive integrated utility suite, providing small business users with system migration, back-up and fax capabilities;
 Smartscan technology to improve scanning time, virus detection speed and general system performance. “The enhancements to Norton SystemWorks 2001 enable Windows users with all levels of expertise to keep their systems operating at optimal performance rates,” said Richard Batchelar, Country Manager, Symantec New Zealand. “By delivering superior virus protection, problem-solving, system maintenance, PC diagnostics and optimisation solutions, all designed to work together in a tightly integrated suite, Symantec is ensuring that consumers and small businesses are able to enjoy the peace of mind that comes from safe and productive computing.”

Norton SystemWorks 2001 includes Norton AntiVirus 2001, Norton Utilities 2001, Norton CleanSweep 2001 and Norton Web Services, a free Internet-based service for problem solving, self-help and extended support services.

Norton SystemWorks 2001 Professional Edition includes all the products contained in Norton SystemWorks 2001, plus Norton Ghost 2001 and WinFax PRO version 10.0 to provide small businesses and power users convenient system migration, backup and fax capabilities.


Enhanced problem-solving
Symantec Web Partners is a new addition to both versions of Norton SystemWorks 2001, offering consumers access to third-party online problem-solving services that are available directly from the suite’s user interface. The Symantec Web partners include Expertcity, Xdrive and PromiseMark, and provide Norton SystemWorks users with access to real-time, person-to-person computer help, as well as online file access and storage, and Internet and data related protection plans.

A key feature of Norton SystemWorks 2001 is the new One Button Checkup feature that provides users with an easy way to conduct quick system checks, identify and fix problems. Accessible from the main page, One Button Checkup addresses the most troublesome problems that can degrade system performance, including registry corruption, fragmentation levels, viruses in memory, disk space and more.

Improved system performance
Norton SystemWorks 2001 also includes several enhancements designed to increase system performance. An improved LiveUpdate feature automatically senses an open Internet connection and checks, automatically retrieves and installs any available virus definition updates to ensure users have the most up-to-date protection against malicious code. New SmartScan technology intelligently finds all files with executable code that must be scanned for viruses, eliminating the need to scan all files in the system and providing unmatched protection and performance. SmartScan significantly reduces system impact resulting from constant background monitoring for viruses in AutoProtect.

Norton SystemWorks 2001 continues to automatically scan email as it is received, detecting viruses in attachments before being accessed by the user and eliminating the risk of unknowingly forwarding the virus onto others.

Norton SystemWorks 2001 offers users the ability to run Fast & Safe from the CD, enabling them to save space by cleaning the hard drive prior to installing the suite. Once installed, Norton SystemWorks 2001 features centralised help, giving users the ability to more easily search the integrated product suite, find a feature and then fix a problem with any of the suite’s products.

Security assessment
A further new addition to the Norton SystemWorks 2001 suite is Symantec’s Security Analyser, a valuable web-based PC security assessment tool that carefully evaluates a PC’s Internet security in three key areas; susceptibility to hackers, risk of infection by a computer virus and loss of
personal information. Results provided back to users explains the security threats and offers options on how to eliminate the identified vulnerabilities.

Pricing and availability
Norton SystemWorks 2001 and Professional Editions are available for an estimated retail price of $199.00 and $269.00 including GST, respectively. Both products are available now from local resellers or Symantec’s online store at http://www.symantecstore.com

Previous owners of Symantec’s Norton AntiVirus, Norton CleanSweep, Norton Utilities and Norton Internet Security can upgrade to Norton SystemWorks Professional for $199.00 including GST. Previous owners of Norton SystemWorks can upgrade to Norton SystemWorks 2001 for $135 including GST and Norton SystemWorks Professional for $157 including GST.

About Symantec
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, risk management, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management and mobile code detection technologies to customers. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in more than 33 countries including New Zealand. Symantec is represented in New Zealand by Auckland based distributors SealCorp and Tech Pacific.

For further press information please view http://www.symantec.co.nz/
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