CUPERTINO, Calif. –- December 19, 1996 –- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC), the worldwide leader in desktop communications software, today announced a partnership with White Pine Software (NASDAQ:WPNE) makers of Enhanced CU-SeeMe, the leading desktop videoconferencing software solution. These leaders in their respective markets will team to extend future releases of pcANYWHERE32's remote access and file transfer capabilities through the addition of desktop videoconferencing. By combining White Pine’s Enhanced CU-SeeMe and Symantec’s pcANYWHERE, videoconferencing becomes more flexible, more affordable, and more accessible than ever before.
“White Pine’s technology will allow us to add one more powerful capability to pcANYWHERE32’s already full feature set,” said Christopher Calisi, vice president of Symantec’s Remote Access Business Unit. “In addition to remote access to applications and data, pcANYWHERE users will eventually be able to enjoy the power and convenience of accessing CU-SeeMe videoconferences from anywhere.”
“By combining Enhanced CU-SeeMe’s capabilities with pcANYWHERE32, Symantec and White Pine will give customers worldwide never-before experienced access to videoconferencing,” said Howard Berke, CEO and president of White Pine Software. “Videoconferencing capabilities that used to be too expensive, too complex for all but the most technically advanced companies, and usually required proprietary hardware, will be within reach for all PC users, anytime, anywhere.”
Symantec’s pcANYWHERE32 is the fastest, easiest way to remotely access applications and information from a home or office PC or network. pcANYWHERE32 7.5 for Windows 95 and Windows NT 3.51 and 4.0 takes full advantage of the multi-tasking capabilities of Windows NT 4.0, allowing simultaneous remote control, file transfer, and chat capabilities. pcANYWHERE32 also allows simultaneous connections to at least 10 pcANYWHERE hosts with a variety of connection types, including the internet. The addition of videoconferencing through remote access of Enhanced CU-SeeMe clients gives pcANYWHERE customers more advantages than ever before.
About Enhanced CU-SeeMe
White Pine Software’s award-winning Enhanced CU-SeeMe is the leading desktop videoconferencing software solution. It provides person-to-person or group conferencing over the Internet or other IP networks via 28.8K modem, ISDN link, or better. This software-only solution offers full-color video, audio, chat, and white board communications for Windows systems.
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.
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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