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Symantec's Visual Café Pro Wins Web Techniques "Best Java Tool Of The Year Award"

CUPERTINO, Calif. --June 30, 1997-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC), the leading provider of Java development environments, announced today that Symantec's Visual Café Pro has won the Web Techniques "Best Java Tool of the Year Award" at an awards ceremony during PC Expo, the editors gave this prestigious award to Symantec for the best Java development tool of the year. Visual Café Pro has been honored with this award because it is recognized in the development tools industry as a superior Java development tool. Symantec Visual Café Pro won this award against Microsoft J++ and Sun's Java Workshop.

"We are truly honored that Visual Café Pro has been chosen by the editors at Web Techniques to receive this most coveted award. We have established our leadership position in the Java development tools market by continually delivering superior tools designed specifically for Internet development," said Mansour Safai, general manager of Symantec's Internet Tools Division.

According to Michael Floyd, editor-in-chief of Web Techniques, "The editors selected Visual Café Pro because it provides an intuitive development environment, allowing Web developers to create professional-quality applets without encumbering them with the high learning curve often associated with Java programming."

Visual Café Pro is the only fully-integrated Visual Rapid Application Development tool for Java and database application solutions and provides distributed database access from anywhere on the Web using only a Java-enabled browser. Visual Café Pro allows web developers to quickly and easily create thin Java applets and applications that can access existing relational databases, using innovative database wizards and pre-build Java Beans components. Included in Visual Café Pro is dbANYWHERE, a middleware database application server technology that allows Java programs to access corporate databases over the Internet using JavaSoft's JDBC API. dbANYWHERE provides the scalability and security of a three-tier solution with the ease of development and implementation of a two-tier solution.

Symantec Visual Café Pro for Windows is currently available for ordering on the Symantec website and is available in the retail channel for an estimated retail price (ERP) of US $499.95. Visual Café Pro is designed to run on Windows 95 and Windows NT 3.51 and NT 4.0.

The Web Tools Awards are presented jointly by Web Techniques Magazine and its on-line sister publication, Web Review. Finalists were chosen based upon the recommendations of a panel of 30 experts. An editorial team lead by Michael Floyd, editor-in-chief of Web Techniques, and Dale Dougherty, publisher of Web Review, chose winners and runners up in 10 Web-development categories.

Web Techniques is a technical magazine for Web-development professionals and is published by Miller Freeman, Inc., a subsidiary of United News & Media, plc. Web Review is published by SongLine Studios, a division of O'Reilly and Associates, in association with Miller Freeman.

Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s Java, is the de facto standard platform for network computing.

About Symantec
Symantec Corporation helps make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. The company is focused on addressing customer needs in three main application areas: the Norton product line of anti-virus and PC-assistance products; the ACT! product lines that cater to remote user productivity; and the Café product lines in Internet development tools.

Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, Japan and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC, Symantec Corporation is based in Cupertino, California and employs more than 2000 people. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free, (541) 334-6054 or accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.symantec.com

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