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Symantec Corporation Announces Support Of Web-Based Management Standards Effort

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- July 17, 1996 -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC) announced support for the new industry standards effort proposed today by BMC Software, Cisco, Compaq, Intel, Microsoft and others to develop web-based management standards that will allow administrators to use any web browser to manage disparate systems, networks and applications.

Symantec is the maker of Norton Administrator Suite, an integrated, platform-independent, network administration solution that includes hardware and software inventory, software metering and distribution, desktop virus protection, desktop configuration management, and remote control. Each of its features are essential to the network administrator in the day-to-day management of the network.

"Our customers tell us that they experience real-life network management problems across their intranets on a daily basis and are looking for easier, more powerful solutions to help manage those problems," said Ted Schlein, Symantec vice president of Networking and Client/Server Technology. "We believe the proposed standards will help reduce complexity and increase interoperability and as our customers move to web-based intranet management, Norton Administrator Suite will be there to support them."

The effort is intended to develop a set of management standards that will integrate with existing standards such as the Desktop Management Interface (DMI) for managing desktops and servers; the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) for networks; and HTTP for communications over the Internet into an architecture that can be managed using a Web browser.

Norton Administrator Suite is based on four key design cornerstones that are regularly requested by customers: heterogeneous support for multiple network and client operating systems, scaleable architecture to support LANs or WANs, visual and functional integration between the product components and support for open industry standards.

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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