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Symantec Offers a Complete Web Authoring Solution in Visual Page For Windows

The launch of Visual Page brings web authoring tools to a new level. Now users can quickly and easily distribute information on the Internet and Intranet

CUPERTINO, Calif. --July 8, 1997-- Creating an Internet and Intranet site has never been easier. Within minutes, web application developers, webmasters, business professionals, managers or home internet hobbyists can build professional Internet and Intranet sites with Symantec Visual Page. Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC) announced today the first-time release of Visual Page for Windows , a new web authoring program that will help professionals to easily design and publish professional web pages. Visual Page makes creating web pages effortless. Visual Page is ready to use-all you have to do is take it out of the box and begin creating your web page!

Visual Page is a straightforward and intuitive HTML editor that provides users with the fastest and easiest way to move important business documents and crucial business information to the Web. Visual Page comes with a library of professionally designed templates. A user can start with one of these templates, add the desired content, and have a complete and professional web page in minutes. Using Visual Page's intuitive interface and drag and drop controls, creation and re-sizing of tables, frames and images is a snap. And, for advanced users that wish to add or modify HTML code directly, Visual Page generates clean, well-organized HTML code and includes a powerful source code editor.With Visual Page, there are no surprises in building a web page. With Visual Page, you get a true What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) environment. What you see as you create your web pages in Visual Page is what visitors to your site will see, regardless of the browser they are using. Visual Page even allows you to run Java applets, so you can see what they will look like when they run in a browser. Visual Page users can watch text wrap around images as the image is resized, so they can see what the finished page will look like from a browser.

"Symantec's Visual Page provides our customers with a web authoring tool that will enable them to create professional corporate Intranet sites and Internet sites. Visual Page offers the most up-to-date technology in a simple, easy and effortless format," said Mansour Safai, general manager of Symantec's Internet Tools Division. "Visual Page is a sophisticated tool that works with the user. Visual Page is easy enough that a beginner can create impressive Web pages in minutes, yet flexible enough to meet the needs of expert users, such as Java developers."

For users needing to develop Java applets, Symantec Visual Page is packed with Java power. Symantec Visual Page allows users to run Java applets inside the HTML editor! Visual Page was created by the market-leading development team that created Symantec's comprehensive suite of award-winning Internet development tools, Symantec Café, Symantec Visual Café and Symantec Visual Café Pro. The proliferation of web sites and Intranets is skyrocketing. One study suggests that more than 30 percent of companies plan to purchase web authoring software by the end of the year. The web creates a vehicle that allows companies to quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively provide information to customers and employees. With this in mind, Visual Page is designed to be easy to use for business and information service professionals and Internet home hobbyists who may not have the experience of creating professional web pages, and powerful enough to meet the needs of professional web designers and web application developers.

Pricing and Availability
A free beta of Visual Page for Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 is available immediately on Symantec Internet Tools web site http://cafe.symantec.com. The shipping product will be available in August from most retail channels, by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free or visiting Symantec's Internet Tools web site at http://cafe.symantec.com. Visual Page has an Estimated Retail Price (ERP) of $99.95. For more information on Visual Page, check out the web site at http://cafe.symantec.com.

System Requirements
Minimum system requirements for Symantec Visual Page software for Windows include a i486 (66mhz) Pentium, or Pentium Pro or compatible personal computer running Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 or later. 8 MB of RAM (12 MB for Windows NT), a VGA or higher resolution monitor, a minimum of 20 MB of available hard disk space and a CD-ROM drive (disks available upon request).

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.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. There are certain important factors that could cause Symantec's future development efforts to differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made above. Among these are factors relating to technical feasibility, market acceptance, customer demand for specific features and products, anticipation of the growth of certain market segments, the positioning of Symantec's products in those segments, and the competitive environment in the software industry. Additional information concerning these 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 31, 1996 and Quarterly report on form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 1997.

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