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Symantec and Hewlett-Packard Announce Integrated Solution for Managing Heterogeneous Network Environments

Symantec Integrates Norton Administrator for Networks with HP’s OpenView for Windows Workgroup Node Manager Professional Suite

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- March 13, 1996 -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC) today announced new plans to integrate its popular network administration program, The Norton Administrator for Networks (NAN) with Hewlett-Packard Company’s HP OpenView for Windows, the industry leading network management platform. NAN will become part of Hewlett-Packard’s new HP OpenView Workgroup Node Manager Professional Suite by providing client support for hardware and software inventory, software metering and distribution. In addition, Symantec and Hewlett-Packard will be providing NAN distribution and inventory functionality to HP OpenView for UNIX via HP OpenView IT/Administration. The integration of these two technologies provides an integrated network management solution in a Windows- or Unix-based environment.

"Network administrators need to manage a breadth of PC environments ranging from the local workgroup to multiple LANs that are widely distributed," said Ted Schlein, Symantec vice president, Networking and Client/Server Technology. "The powerhouse combination of the Symantec and Hewlett-Packard technology provides customers with the tools they need to better manage today’s complex IT environments."

Said Todd Kimble, Hewlett-Packard’s HP OpenView for Windows marketing manager, "We are pleased to provide customers with an integrated solution for managing multiple NOS and heterogeneous environments and to provide flexible IT solutions."

The HP OpenView Workgroup Node Manager Professional Suite will include ten fully integrated NAN nodes as well as the NAN console. If customers wish to purchase additional NAN nodes, they can do so directly through Hewlett-Packard’s Value Added Reseller (VAR) channel as well as through Symantec’s distribution channel. Additionally, NAN will be fully integrated into HP OpenView for Unix.

Targeting corporate America’s need to both maximize its LAN investment while controlling the exploding costs for administration and support, Norton Administrator for Networks delivers immediate return on investment by providing a LAN-to-WAN scaleable solution for hardware/software inventory, software distribution, and software license metering across heterogeneous desktop and LAN environments.

HP OpenView offers users integrated network, system, application and database management for multi-vendor distributed-computing environments. Solutions consist of a broad portfolio of management products from HP and OpenView Solution Partners and a complete set of services that help customers improve service and reduce operations costs. The HP OpenView Solution Framework provides services to application developers for the complete management of distributed network, systems, applications and databases.

Hewlett-Packard is a leading global manufacturer of computing, communications and measurement products and services recognized for excellence in quality and support. Hewlett-Packard has 105,200 employees and had revenue of $31.5 billion in its 1995 fiscal year.

About Symantec Corporation
Symantec Corporation develops, markets, and supports a complete line of application and system software products designed to enhance individual and workgroup productivity as well as manage networked computing environments. Platforms supported include IBM personal computers and compatibles, Apple Macintosh computers as well as all major network operating systems. Founded in 1982, the company’s global operations span North America, Europe and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free or (541) 334-6054.

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