Roxio and Symantec Join Forces to Provide Consumers with the Most Complete System Recovery Solution

GoBack 3 Personal Edition Available in New Norton SystemWorks 2002

Milpitas, Calif, August 27, 2001 - Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq:ROXI), The Digital Media Company, today announced the inclusion of GoBack 3 Personal Edition in Symantec's Norton SystemWorks 2002.

GoBack 3 Personal Edition delivers quick and easy system recovery capabilities to users, providing them with the power to undo system crashes, virus damage, failed software installations and user error. Norton SystemWorks 2002 offers a comprehensive, integrated security solution set to help keep PCs running at optimal performance levels.

GoBack 3 Personal Edition, which provides basic hard drive recovery functionality, is based on Roxio's award-winning GoBack 3 Deluxe, which provides additional features such as file recovery, GoBack drives, event logs, password protection and more. Users of Symantec's Norton SystemWorks 2002 will be able to upgrade from GoBack Personal Edition to GoBack 3 Deluxe at a special price available in September 2001 direct from Roxio*.

"This worldwide licensing agreement is a major milestone in our quest to achieve widespread penetration of our GoBack products in the marketplace," said Tom Shea, Chief Operating Officer at Roxio. "Roxio is pleased to join forces with Symantec to provide PC users with the most comprehensive protection available. With Norton SystemWorks 2002 consumers receive the market's leading security suite, newly enhanced with the inclusion of GoBack 3 Personal Edition, providing users with the power to instantly restore systems and undo damage caused by PC problems."

"The addition of GoBack to Norton SystemWorks 2002 allows Symantec to continue offering consumers new and unique solutions to keep their PCs running at peak performance," said Steve Cullen, senior vice president of Symantec's Consumer and Client Product Delivery. "By partnering with Roxio, we are able to provide our customers with the most advanced computer protection available and solve a multitude of system problems with ease and efficiency."

About Norton SystemWorks

Norton SystemWorks 2002 includes Norton AntiVirus 2002, Norton Utilities 2002, Norton CleanSweep 2002, GoBack 3 Personal Edition, Process Viewer and Norton Web Services, an internet-based service provided by CNET CatchUp, designed to provide easy access to updates for hardware drivers, games and other software.

About GoBack

GoBack, the #1 selling system recovery software, winner of numerous industry awards, including PC Magazine Editors' Choice (January and May 2000), PC World Best Buy (February 2000), the Software & Information Industry Association 2000 Codie Award (March 2000),'s Best of PC Expo 2001 (June 2001), ZDNet Reviews Best Buy (July 2001) and CNET Editors Choice Award (July 2001), allows PC users to effortlessly undo a multitude of problems by taking a computer back in time to virtually any moment in the recent past. GoBack protects both system settings and user content, thereby reducing the need to reconfigure systems or recreate data when PCs fail.

About Roxio

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD, to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

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