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Symantec and Northern Telecom (Nortel) Team up to Provide Secure Enterprise-Wide Electronic Forms

FormFlow™ to Provide Additional Security by Becoming Entrust™-Aware

ANAHEIM, CA - Electronic Messaging Association ‘96 -- April 29, 1996 -- Symantec Corp.’s (Nasdaq:SYMC) Delrina Group, the leader in electronic forms technology, and Northern Telecom (Nortel) Secure Networks today announced FormFlow’s support for the Nortel Entrust™ multi-platform security environment. FormFlow will become Entrust-aware, providing seamless integration with the Entrust security system. This will allow organizations to take advantage of Entrust as an alternative to the RSA technology included in FormFlow 2.0. By supporting Entrust, FormFlow customers will be able to use one security system, providing digital signatures, encryption, and robust key management for all applications including electronic forms.

"With the Canadian federal government planning to implement Entrust as a financial security enterprise standard, any future systems development or business process automation project must consider the impact that this technology will make," said Mike Coolin, senior systems analyst with Hexagon Computer Systems, a contractor for Human Resources Development Canada. "The marriage of FormFlow and Entrust provides a critical platform for enabling government-wide workflow applications. By providing electronic forms in this secure environment, more efficient processes can be developed, improving the levels of service and achieving significant cost savings."

All versions of FormFlow have provided electronic signatures. In version 2.0, FormFlow adds package-level signatures and encryption, allowing users to authenticate all data, forms, and attached files. By linking to Entrust, all key management, encryption and digital signatures are controlled through one security system, providing easy-to-use security for FormFlow electronic forms. With this increased level of security, forms sent over public e-mail such as the Internet are assured of privacy and are protected from tampering. In addition, organizations that are already using Entrust to secure applications such as e-mail, can seamlessly use that secure environment for their electronic forms.

"To achieve the benefits of public-key technology in the corporate environment, a certificate management infrastructure is required," said Brian O'Higgins, director of Nortel Secure Networks. "Making FormFlow Entrust-aware provides customers access to Entrust’s cost-effective key management which scales smoothly to meet the needs of the largest organizations."

Entrust, developed by Nortel Secure Networks, is a family of security software products designed to support encryption, digital signatures and fully automated key management. Entrust provides the ability to fully manage public and private keys, securely distribute those keys, authenticate users, and efficiently manage the security for all enterprise-wide applications from one environment. Entrust also provides secure data transactions for electronic forms, electronic data interchange and electronic mail applications. Entrust supports multiple platforms, including Windows, Macintosh and UNIX.

"Our customers are telling us they want an enterprise-wide, secure environment with robust key and certificate management for their electronic forms applications," said Teddy Rosenberg, general manager of the Electronic Forms Business Unit at Symantec’s Delrina Group. "More and more, organizations are implementing security environments to administer all keys for all applications in one place. By becoming Entrust-aware, FormFlow continues to take advantage of the most critical infrastructure environments that organizations select for their enterprise applications."

Pricing and Availability
FormFlow 2.0 with RSA encryption will be shipping in this second quarter of calendar 1996. Support for Entrust will follow the general availability of version 2.0. The Entrust-aware version of FormFlow will be available to customers with upgrade insurance at no additional charge.

About FormFlow
FormFlow electronic forms software allows organizations to leverage their existing technology investments to automate business processes such as expense reporting and human resources applications. Organizations use FormFlow to create intelligent forms — electronic representations of paper forms with built in intelligence such as calculations, links to databases, and customized toolbars and menus. In addition, organizations can create form applications with conditional routing and deploy them enterprise-wide using their e-mail systems. FormFlow 1.1 is currently available for Windows, DOS, UNIX (SunOS, Solaris, IBM AIX, HP/UX, SGI), and Macintosh. FormFlow 2.0, which includes additional security, Intranet functionality, enhanced forms management, graphical forms routing/workflow, and object-oriented application development and integration, will be available in this second quarter of 1996.

About Nortel
Nortel is one of the world's most broadly diversified developers of communications products, systems and networks in three key market segments - Enterprise Networks, Wireless Networks and Carrier Networks (switching, broadband, and network applications solutions). Nortel provides equipment, services and network solutions for information, entertainment, and communications networks operated by telephone companies, personal and mobile telecommunications companies, cable TV companies, corporations, governments, universities and other institutions worldwide. Nortel had 1995 revenues of $US10.5+ billion and has approximately 60,000 employees worldwide. For more information about Entrust, on the Internet go to the Entrust home page at http://www.nortel.com or call (613) 765-5607.

About the Delrina Group
The Delrina Group of Symantec Corp. designs, develops, markets and supports innovative PC software products and services in the fax, data and voice communications, and electronic forms software markets. Delrina is recognized as the world leader in PC fax and electronic forms software. Delrina can be contacted for more information through its Internet Web site at http://www.delrina.com.

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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