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Symantec Ships Update for Cafe Windows

Update features include JDK version 1.0.2, integrated JIT compiler and remote debugging

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- June 26, 1996 -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC) announced today the availability of Symantec Café 1.2. Symantec Café is the best selling, cross-platform, visual JavaTM development tool that features Symantec’s award-winning integrated development environment. Since its introduction in March, Café has been the most popular Java-based development tool in the industry. This new update includes several new features including: JDK version 1.0.2, remote debugging, debugger support for exception handling, integrated Just-in-Time compiler and speed improvements in the debugger.

"Symantec Café is clearly the market leader for Java development", said Mansour Safai, general manager of Symantec Internet Tools Division. "With this new 1.2 update, we wanted to provide our customers with the latest Java technologies from Sun, as well as enhance our Java toolset by including several new features such as the fastest JIT for Java, and several advanced debugging features including remote debugging, runtime breakpoints and array browsing."

These new enhancements in Symantec Café provide array browsing while debugging, run-time control of breakpoints, improved support for packages in the debugger and Café Studio along with improved local debugging - no longer requiring TCP/IP, and independence from environment variables.

Pricing and Availability
Symantec Café for Windows, update 1.2, is now available for download free-of-charge by existing Symantec Café customers through the Café Update Center at http://cafe.symantec.com. Symantec Café for Windows is available for purchase online at http://cafe.symantec.com for $129.95 and either downloaded or mailed to customers, or is also available through the traditional retail channel.

Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Java technology is becoming the industry's platform for network computing.

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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