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Symantec and Microsoft offer Bundle of pcANYWHERE32 and Windows NT Workstations Through Tech Data Corporation

Industry Leading Remote Access Product Helps Organizations be More Productive in their Day-to-Day use of Windows NT

CUPERTINO, CA -- December 16, 1996 -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC) today announced the availability through Tech Data Corporation of a bundle of Windows NT Workstation v4.0, the latest version of the most powerful desktop operating system for business computing, with pcANYWHERE32 v7.5, the fastest, easiest, and most reliable remote control and file transfer product. This corporate software bundle is intended to provide a discount from the regular price of the products when sold separately, and is available immediately to VARs and retailers through Tech Data Corporation.

"In evaluating products to complement and enhance Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, we decided that a popular product like pcANYWHERE32 is a logical choice," said Scott Maentz, Vice-President Software Product Marketing for Tech Data Corp. "We wanted to provide additional value to Windows NT Workstation and we believe that by bundling it with pcANYWHERE we are providing a great value to our VAR customers. pcANYWHERE32 has market leading remote access and file synchronization capabilities that complement the NT operating system."

pcANYWHERE32 for Windows NT and Windows 95 is the fastest, easiest way to remotely access PCs, applications and information from a home or office PC or network. Users can make quick and easy connections via modem, network or even the Internet to check e-mail, support clients remotely, download files, or to run remote applications. Microsoft Windows NT Workstation v4.0 is the newest version of the most powerful desktop operating system for business computing. Windows NT and Windows 95 share the same user interface, combining the ease of use of Windows 95 with the power and reliability of Windows NT.

"pcANYWHERE32 was the first Remote Access product to support NT 4.0 and 3.5.1, as well as Windows 95," said Michael Kerman, General Manager of Symantec Remote Communications Business Unit. "It is also completely compatible with our DOS and Windows 3.1 products, making pcANYWHERE an ideal multi-platform solution for corporations. Remote Control of NT Servers, Help Desk functionality and the wide range of connectivity options are three ways it adds value for an NT user."

To order the Bundle, VARs and Retailers should contact TechData at 1-800-237-8931.

Remote Access and Remote Help Desk Support
pcANYWHERE32 v. 7.5 for Windows NT and Windows 95 is the fastest, easiest way to remotely access applications and information from a home or office PC or network. MIS professionals can make quick and easy connections via modem, network or even the Internet to support clients remotely, to download files, or to remotely manage network and intranet servers. pcANYWHERE32 can be configured to run as a startup service so that the Windows NT machine does not have to be left unsecured when it is waiting for a remote-control connection.

pcANYWHERE32 takes full advantage of the multi-tasking capabilities of Windows NT 4.0, allowing simultaneous remote-control, file-transfer, and chat capabilities. This also allows simultaneous connections to at least 10 pcANYWHERE hosts with a variety of connection types. pcANYWHERE32 integrates NT 4.0 RAS connection items to create single click remote node and remote control connections.

Symantec is committed to supporting Microsoft's logo certification requirements, acknowledging that the Windows and BackOffice endorsements are critical to success. In addition to full Windows 95 logo certification, pcANYWHERE32 v. 7.5 was the first remote control product to carry the "Designed for Microsoft BackOffice" logo and was just certified for the Windows NT/95 combined logo.

About Tech Data
Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) is a leading distributor of personal computer products serving more than 50,000 value-added resellers and retail dealers throughout the United States, France, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. A Fortune 500 company, Tech Data offers comprehensive product lines in software, networking and communications, mass storage, peripherals and computer systems. In addition to distributing more than 35,000 products from over 600 manufacturers and publishers, Tech Data provides extensive pre- and post-sale training, service and support. The company's comprehensive electronic commerce solutions include extensive information available through its World Wide Web site at www.techdata.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.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. There are certain important factors that could cause results to differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made above. Among these are the anticipation of the growth of certain market segments, the positioning of Symantec's products in those segments, the competitive environment in the software industry, dependence on other products, such as Windows 95 and the importance of new Symantec products. Additional information concerning those and other factors is contained in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's annual report on form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 29, 1996 and the company's quarterly report on form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 27, 1996.

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