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Symantec Offers Free Software For Telecommuting To Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Commuters

Symantec's pcANYWHERE32 and WinFax PRO available to companies for employees who use BART

CUPERTINO, Calif. --Sept. 8 1997-- – With the announcement from the unions yesterday, the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) is officially on strike. BART services the entire Bay Area, which includes San Francisco, Richmond, Fremont and Concord within California. This will leave many commuters stranded and looking for alternative methods of getting to and from their workplace. Symantec Corporation, the worldwide leading provider of PC communications software, announced today a solution to some commuter's problem. In anticipation of heightened highway congestion due to the strike, Symantec will offer up to three free copies of pcANYWHERE32 and/or WinFax PRO, to any company who calls our special Symantec BART Strike Hotline number, (800) 453-1050 Ext. 9PR2. Companies and their employees will be able to use WinFax PRO, an application that allows faxing right from the desktop, to telecommute into their office from home instead of being stuck in traffic, trying to get to work.

"Symantec is recognized throughout the nation for providing world class telecommuting solutions that allow individuals to work productively outside the office. With the recent temporary reduction in the Bay Area's mass transit system, it will be vital for individuals to remain part of the work force without having to battle the commute," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of the Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit at Symantec. "Symantec's pcANYWHERE32 and WinFax products have helped many individuals in this very situation for years."

pcANYWHERE32, Version 8.0, allows users to work remotely from their home and still have access to their files, applications and networks at the office. This kind of accessibility lets users synchronize their data from their computer at home to their PC at work and maintain true freedom while working out of the office. WinFax PRO provides full-featured, 32-bit fax and telephony faxing software which allows users to fax right from their computer desktop.

"Symantec's telecommuting solutions are here to help address BART commuters in this time of crisis," said Calisi. "If a person has a PC at home equipped with a modem, they can use pcANYWHERE32 and WinFax Pro to access their files, networks, printers and people at the office without having to worry about traffic congestion caused by the strike. Symantec hopes that the BART strike will be resolved quickly; however, we also hope to point out the values of telecommuting beyond this crisis."

pcANYWHERE32, 8.0 offers remote control, file transfer, and general communications with modem, cable, and network connections in one box, cable included. pcANYWHERE32, 8.0 offers the best value in remote-control by providing support for all major OS platforms in one box including Windows 95, Windows NT 3.51 and 4.0, Windows 3.1x and DOS for Intel-based computers, all for one price.

Companies interested in getting up to three free copies of pcANYWHERE32, Version 8.0 or WinFax 8.0, please call (800) 453-1050 Ext. 9PR2. This offer is available only for companies located in the San Francisco Bay area and for as long as quantities last.

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 pcANYWHERE, WinFax, and 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 2,000 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

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