CUPERTINO, Calif. - April 12, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, today announced an alliance with AVT RightFAX Software Group (Nasdaq: AVTC), the leading developer of advanced enterprise fax server software. The alliance includes integration between Symantec's WinFax PRO 9.0 and the RightFAX v6.0 fax server product line to provide a total corporate solution for network-based faxing.
Symantec has built a loyal customer following with WinFax PRO and utilizing a fax server solution will be able to expand that into enterprise organizations. Through Symantec's alliance with RightFAX, these new enterprise customers can maintain WinFax PRO as their front end fax client and extend their fax capabilities through the robust functionality of the back end RightFAX fax server. With the WinFax/RightFAX solution, Symantec enhances its ability to support enterprise customers and AVT RightFAX Software Group grows its customer base.
"The alliance between Symantec and AVT RightFAX Software Group extends WinFax PRO 9.0's reach to the enterprise customer," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of Symantec's Remote Productivity Business Unit. "We are very pleased to be able to provide large corporations with the same quality faxing client that we have been providing to the end-user customers for years."
"The reputation and high quality of WinFax PRO were convincing reasons for our alliance with Symantec," said Bradley H. Feder, AVT RightFAX Software Group divisional president. "This alliance permits RightFAX products to fill the fax server space that Symantec's corporate customers have asked for."
Faced with increasing volumes of faxes, the corporate IT professional is responsible for providing a reliable, high capacity, cost efficient fax solution to all employees, whether they work in the office, on the road, or at another remote location. The corporate employees need a fax solution available to them that is simple, reliable and produces high quality faxes. The WinFax/RightFAX solution addresses the faxing needs of mobile users, power users, and those users that fax less frequently.
The mobile user must have access to fax capabilities while on the road or at remote locations without compromising quality or performance. With the WinFax/RightFAX integrated solution the mobile user can fax directly with WinFax PRO from the modem on their laptop when out of the office. When they return to the office, they connect to the network and use WinFax PRO and RightFAX together to send and receive faxes directly at their desktop. Either way, they get the power of WinFax PRO for all of their faxing needs.
For power users connected to the network, the WinFax client allows users to preview faxes, delete and reorder pages, build faxes from multiple documents, read scanned documents and other functions not found in a fax server's basic clients. Using the WinFax/RightFAX solution, faxes are sent from the desktop and delivered through the RightFAX server.
The WinFax/RightFAX solution's robust design makes it as easy to install, configure and administer as it is to use a traditional fax machine. For the IT professional, the RightFAX server provides a suite of powerful tools designed to automate routine tasks, track activity details, report high-level service statistics, and troubleshoot problems. For the fax user, WinFax PRO provides an intuitive and graphical Windows-based user interface that is the product of years of use in the standalone fax software market. With WinFax PRO, faxing is a simple as clicking a mouse button.
Implementing the WinFax/RightFAX solution enables large corporations to provide the best possible faxing technology to their entire organization. It satisfies the concerns of the IT professionals by providing a cost-effective, high quality system while providing individual users an easy to use, comprehensive fax solution they can use anywhere, anytime.
An in-line version of WinFax PRO 9.0 containing the integration modules for the RightFAX v6.0 fax server is available at www.symantec.com/winfax/corp_winfax. The in-line upgrade is free for existing WinFax PRO 9.0 customers. RightFAX v6.0 fax server product line customers may download a free 30 day evaluation copy of WinFax PRO 9.0. The integration modules for the RightFAX v6.0 fax server that enable integration with WinFax PRO 9.0 are available at www.rightfax.com.
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing. Symantec products and solutions help 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. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information on the company and its products can be obtained at www.symantec.com.
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