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Symantec Boosts Remote Support Capabilities with pcAnywhere Plus For Tivoli Enterprise

System Administrators, Help Desk Personnel Benefit from Speed and Reliability of pcAnywhere

CUPERTINO, Calif. - May 24, 2000 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced pcAnywhere plus for Tivoli Enterprise, a product that will boost remote support capabilities for Tivoli system administrators and help desk personnel. pcAnywhere is currently the preferred product choice of IT professionals worldwide for remote troubleshooting and helpdesk support.

"Symantec is dedicated to providing enterprise administrators with management tools that support system operations and enhance productivity," said Gail Hamilton, senior vice president, Enterprise Solutions Division, Symantec Corporation. "We are pleased to announce that our award winning pcAnywhere product is now available for Tivoli as part of our family of security and support solutions."

pcAnywhere plus offers Tivoli Enterprise administrators fast and reliable performance. System administrators and help desk personnel can:

  • create rules on Tivoli's console that serve as the foundation for increased reliability and security. For example, if end users are attempting to run pcAnywhere in a non-secure manner, Tivoli will be able to locate the pcAnywhere host and automatically shut it down.
  • manage local and remote systems via Tivoli Enterprise to provide support over the network and with low-bandwidth and RAS connections.
  • support any managed Windows desktop directly from the Service Desk console.

"By joining the Tivoli Ready product partner family, Symantec has gained admission to an important group of leading edge technology companies," said David Murphy, vice president, corporate development, Tivoli. "Adding Tivoli Enterprise functionality to pcAnywhere offers Symantec customers innovative remote management solutions and the highest quality service, support and innovation."

“Symantec has once again proven its ability to create world-class product offerings in the enterprise market,” said George Mellor, general manager, BISYS Networking Services located in Newton, Ma. “We are pleased to be working in concert with a company that’s committed to creating products that integrate and enhance Tivoli’s Enterprise Management Framework.”

Tivoli Ready products are those that have met key integration standards for manageability by Tivoli management software. To achieve Tivoli Ready certification, partners can either integrate their products with Tivoli software or embed the Tivoli Management Agent (TMA) within their solutions. In addition to support for Tivoli, pcAnywhere also integrates with other system and desktop managed solutions such as Microsoft SMS and CA Unicenter TNG.

About Tivoli Systems Inc.
Tivoli Systems Inc. provides the industry’s leading open, highly scalable and cross-platform technology management solutions that span networks, systems, applications and business-to-business e-commerce. Leading companies around the world use Tivoli software and Tivoli Ready products to reduce the cost and complexity of managing networks, systems, databases and applications. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Tivoli is an IBM company (NYSE: IBM). Tivoli distributes its products worldwide through a network of global sales offices, systems integrators, resellers and IBM sales channels. For more information, visit www.tivoli.com.

About Symantec
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.

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