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Symantec Introduces Norton Systemworks For Mac

Symantec Introduces Its Award-Winning Norton Systemworks
Suite For Macintosh

The first integrated utility suite for Macintosh users provides industry-leading anti-virus protection and complete problem-solving tools in one easy-to-use solution

AUCKLAND, December 1, 2000 – Symantec New Zealand today announced Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh, an integrated utility product suite for Macintosh users. Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh provides the power and simplicity of Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh and Norton Utilities for Macintosh, the top two utilities on the Macintosh platform, in one integrated package that is easy to install and use.
Fast Facts: Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh offers users:
 The first fully integrated single utility suite for the Macintosh platform;
 Best-of-breed utilities including Norton Utilities, Norton AntiVirus and Live Update;
 Essential protection against viruses and the most comprehensive problem-solving tools;
 The ability to analyse and repair both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X disks through Norton AntiVirus and Norton Utilities. “With Norton SystemsWorks for Macintosh, Symantec is once again demonstrating its leadership on the Macintosh platform,” said Richard Batchelar, Country Manager, Symantec New Zealand. “By offering the Macintosh platform’s first integrated utility suite, including our top-rated anti-virus protection and our comprehensive problem-solving tools, we now have a solution for every Macintosh user, from the G4 power user to the consumer iMac user.”

Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh
Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh includes Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 7.0, Norton Utilities for Macintosh 6.0 and LiveUpdate 1.6, an Internet-based solution that automatically downloads product patches and updated virus definitions. Also included in Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh is Dantz Retrospect Express v4.0.3 and Aladdin Spring Cleaning v3.5.
Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 7.0 protects users by automatically scanning emails at all points of entry and updating virus protection via the Internet. A new feature included in version 7.0 is the ability to automatically perform repairs as needed. Additionally, simplified preferences allow users to quickly customise the level of automatic protection required including minimal, standard, full or no automatic protection.

Norton Utilities for Macintosh benefits users with disk repair, optimisation and data recovery capabilities. New features of version 6.0 include the ability to scavenge and rebuild directories for improved data recovery and custom Speed Disk optimisation profiles, which allows users to arrange the data on their hard drive to suit their specific needs.

Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh and Norton Utilities for Macintosh can both be used to analyse and repair Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X disks.

Aladdin Spring Cleaning 3.5 frees up space on a user’s hard drive by safely and completely uninstalling old programs and their related files, without deleting anything the user needs. Spring Cleaning enables users to get rid of outdated applications, extensions, preferences, fonts, aliases and other files and also allows users to remove the clutter left over from Internet sessions, including cache files, cookies and history logs.

Dantz Retrospect Express enables users to copy files quickly and easily to a wide range of removable media, including CD-R, CD-R/RW, Zip, Jaz, SuperDisk, magneto-optical and DVD devices. Users can also back-up to a secure site over the Internet and with the EasyScript wizard, users can schedule automatic, unattended backups.

Availability
Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh is available now for $269.00 (including GST).

System requirements
Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh requires a PowerPC processor, Mac OS 8.1 or higher, the ability to boot from Mac OS 9 to repair Mac OS X disks, 24MB of RAM, 20MB hard disk space for Norton AntiVirus and Norton Utilities, 10MB hard disk space for Aladdin Spring Cleaning, 30MB hard disk space for Dantz Retrospect Express, a recommended 10 per cent of disk space available for Speed Disk, a CD-ROM drive and an Internet connection (for LiveUpdate functionality).

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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