CUPERTINO, Calif. -- June 3, 1996 -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC), Cheyenne Software, Inc. (AMEX:CYE), and Preferred Systems today announced an agreement to provide an evaluation software CD addressing commonly occurring network administration issues. Initially, the CD will be distributed at the Novell "Connect Your World Solutions Showcase" to qualified participants.
On the CD, each company has included a complementary software product for evaluation. Symantec has included a 10 user LAN version of Norton Administrator for Networks, the leading network administration program for hardware and software inventory, software distribution, and software license metering. Cheyenne provides ARCserve for NetWare. Preferred Systems has included a 50 user version of AuditWare for NDS, a Windows-based advanced NDS reporting and security analysis tool. The total value of products included on the CD exceeds $1,200.
"We value the relationship we have with Cheyenne and Preferred Systems," said Gordon E. Eubanks, Jr., president and CEO of Symantec Corporation. "This agreement allows us to provide comprehensive network administration solutions that allow network administrators to proactively manage network events."
This month, Symantec and Cheyenne will also begin working on specific details to integrate ARCserve for Windows NT and ARCserve for NetWare into Symantec's Norton Administrator Suite. Cheyenne and Symantec first announced the integration intention in February.
"We're pleased to be working with a company of Symantec's caliber," said ReiJane Huai, CEO of Cheyenne Software, Inc. "We're impressed with Symantec's leadership in providing tools that are essential in the day-to-day management of the network. ARCserve is recognized as the industry's best backup and restore solution. This partnership reinforces our commitment to making ARCserve an extremely well-managed application."
"Preferred Systems is excited to provide our tools in conjunction with tools from Cheyenne and Symantec," said Jack Serfass, President and CEO of Preferred Systems. "As the install base of NetWare 4 continues to grow, network management, storage solutions and directory services tools all help complete the picture of seamless enterprise management."
Symantec and Cheyenne will also offer an upgrade plan for existing Norton Enterprise Backup customers who wish to migrate to ARCserve 6.0 for NetWare. This plan will include a pricing scheme that's identical to the upgrade path for ARCserve 4.x or ARCserve 5.x to ARCserve 6.0.
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.
About Cheyenne Software, Inc.
Cheyenne Software, Inc. is an international developer of essential software solutions for NetWare, Windows NT, UNIX, Macintosh, and OS/2 networks. Its enterprise-wide offerings include an array of storage management, security and communications products, including Cheyenne HSM, JETserve, InocuLAN, FAXserve and its flagship product line, the ARCserve family of network backup software. Cheyenne can be contacted at (800) 243-9462 (U.S. or Canada) or (516) 465-5000, or by visiting its WWW home page at http://www.cheyenne.com.
About Preferred Systems
Based in West Haven, Connecticut, PSI is the market leader in the development of directory services management tools. PSI offers solutions in this segment for change management and security auditing. With more than 140,000 copies of the DS Standard product distributed, it is recognized as the de facto tool to manage NDS. PSI's products are distributed worldwide throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Middle East.
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Symantec Corporation, 10201 Torre Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014 USA
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