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Industry Leaders Join Forces To Deliver Secure Remote Communications Solution

Symantec Bundles Check Point Software VPN-1 SecuRemote with OPSEC-Certified pcAnywhere to Provide Secure Support Tools for Use on Either Side of the VPN

Cupertino, Calif. June 14, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, announced today it is bundling VPN-1 SecuRemote™ virtual private networking client software from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP) with pcAnywhere 9.0 remote access and remote control software. Together, these products enable IT professionals to use the Internet securely while remotely managing and supporting Microsoft Windows 95/98 and Windows NT systems via pcAnywhere. VPN-1 SecuRemote connects to Check Point Software's VPN-1 Gateway™ or VPN-1 Appliance™ and transparently encrypts and authenticates data traveling between the user's laptop and the corporate network to protect against eavesdropping and malicious data tampering.

"By bundling Check Point's intelligent SecuRemote client with Symantec's award winning pcAnywhere remote access software, we are offering IT professionals a truly safe environment for remote network management and support," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of the Remote Productivity Business Unit at Symantec. "Our customers will additionally benefit from the breadth and depth of the entire Check Point VPN solution."

pcAnywhere 9.0 is the leading remote control and file transfer system for mobile users and the IT professionals who support them. pcAnywhere provides IT an efficient, flexible tool for remote management and support of Windows 95/98 and Windows NT systems. Version 9.0 features central administration, integration with industry-leading network management solutions, security, and Internet-based functionality. As a result, pcAnywhere provides support staff a secure and flexible solution for reducing the costs of remotely supporting employees and managing servers and networks. pcAnywhere recently received Check

Point Software's OPSEC Certification which ensures its interoperability with Check Point VPN-1 and FireWall-1O solutions.

"Remote access over the Internet is growing in importance for the enterprise, and Check Point Software's VPN-1 SecuRemote with Symantec's pcAnywhere creates a powerful combination that adds the business critical requirement of security to remote management," said Asheem Chandna, vice president of marketing and business development for Check Point Software Technologies. "With the bundling of VPN-1 SecuRemote, Symantec is making it easier for customers to take remote access to the next level."

VPN-1 SecuRemote enables mobile and remote Microsoft Windows 95/98 or Windows NT users to connect to Check Point VPN-1 Gateways and VPN-1 Appliances via dial-up Internet connections and communicate sensitive corporate data safely and securely. VPN-1 SecuRemote extends a corporation's Virtual Private Network to any network user with Internet access. A free evaluation copy of the VPN-1 Gateway software is available to pcAnywhere users from Check Point Software.

About Check Point VPN-1 Product Family Check Point is the VPN market leader with more than 20,000 VPN-1 Gateway installations and millions of VPN-1 SecuRemote clients licensed and distributed. VPN-1 SecuRemote and VPN-1 Gateway are members of the Check Point VPN-1 product family of solutions.

The comprehensive product family includes:

  • a) the VPN-1 Gateway™ software that integrates Check Point's market-leading FireWall-1 enterprise security suite with standards-based VPN technology and centralized management. The VPN-1 product family also includes;
  • b) VPN-1 Appliance™, the completely integrated hardware and software security appliance designed for both corporate and remote office deployments;
  • c) VPN-1 SecuRemote™, the client-side VPN software application for remote users
  • d) VPN-1 Certificate Manager™, the turnkey Public Key Infrastructure solution for Check Point VPN-1 deployments; and
  • e) VPN-1 Accelerator Card™, the optional hardware card for acceleration of strong data encryption and data authentication . All the VPN-1 products are fully integrated, enabling centralized management with distributed deployment.

About Symantec
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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