Cupertino, Calif. --May 15, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), a leader in mobile software applications, announced today an agreement with TeleAdapt Inc, a leading provider of mobile connectivity solutions, to help laptop customers successfully connect from around the globe. TeleAdapt will make it easy for Norton Mobile Essentials customers to connect by providing an international database featuring telephone and power adapters for more than 270 countries worldwide. Norton Mobile Essentials lets users establish and maintain reliable connections and ensures that mobile professionals can communicate effectively from anywhere in the world.
With the TeleAdapt information provided in the Before Your Go feature of Norton Mobile Essentials, customers will be able to look-up their intended destination to easily determine the required adapters needed to establish a communication connection for their laptop and modem. Users will be able to link directly to the TeleAdapt website, where they may purchase adapters and other connectivity tools on-line. Norton Mobile Essentials customers will have access to a wealth of supplemental connectivity support information. TeleAdapt will also maintain toll-free telephone access for Norton Mobile Essentials customers. So, if a customer is traveling to Australia or Japan, they can easily access the database in Norton Mobile Essentials to locate the appropriate adapter information, plus they have the option to instantly purchase the adapter.
"We are pleased to be partnering with Symantec in delivering Norton Mobile Essentials. Featuring our extensive database of international adapters and bolstered by TeleAdapt global technical support, Norton Mobile Essentials should be of considerable benefit to the frequent business traveler," said Heather Dewberry, vice president of TeleAdapt.
"By working with TeleAdapt, we are ensuring our customers have access to the equipment they need to connect from anywhere," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of Symantec's Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit. "Norton Mobile Essentials is a reliable solution for those who travel anywhere in the world that need to effectively stay in touch with the office."
For those customers interested in a preview of Norton Mobile Essentials, Symantec is offering a free beta version. Customers can download the beta from Symantec's website at www.symantec.com/nme.
TeleAdapt Inc, the world leader in mobile connectivity solutions, is dedicated to providing the business traveler with the tools and knowledge necessary to communicate internationally with a laptop. TeleAdapt offers a comprehensive range of international communication devices including 40 telephone/modem adapters that facilitate a direct connection to over 260 foreign phone systems worldwide. TeleAdapt is located in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Hong Kong, providing live technical support to help keep customers connected around the globe.
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 Cafe 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 http://www.symantec.com.
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