Symantec to Include Netcom Internet Access Service in pcTelecommute
Telecommuters now can benefit from low-cost Internet access further encouraging
productivity gains when working from home
Cupertino, Calif --August 17, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:
SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and consumer
computing, today announced that it will include Netcom Internet access
service in Symantec's new pcTelecommute product. pcTelecommute is the
industry's first solution that gives telecommuters everything they
need to work from home. Netcom provides reliable Internet access to
customers in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. With Internet service
included in pcTelecommute, users can access office data and
applications over the Internet, saving the cost of long distance phone
"We are pleased to be able to offer telecommuters a complete solution
that is not only feature-rich, but is also economical," said
Christopher Calisi, vice president of Symantec's Remote Productivity
Solutions Business Unit."By providing Netcom's high-quality, low-cost
Internet service with pcTelecommute, Symantec is demonstrating its
commitment to leading the industry in providing real solutions to the
growing telecommuting user community."
"Netcom's known expertise is to provide communication solutions that
enhance the productivity of professionals and small to medium size
companies," said Gene Shimshock, vice president of marketing at
Netcom. "By combining Symantec's pcTelecommute with Netcom's
award-winning Internet software and service, employees working from
home are now provided a seamless, affordable solution to access the
information they need for greater productivity gains."
pcTelecommute gives telecommuters everything they need to work from
home-with the conveniences of being in the office. Users can transfer
files from their remote site and the office, send and receive faxes at
their remote desktop, and access office-based applications and files
as well as e-mail. Users can also use pcTelecommute to quickly create
status reports for managers from the editable work log and
automatically log all incoming and outgoing calls as well as send and
receive faxes. A caller ID and screening function displays all
incoming phone numbers or only those of specified priority callers,
thereby decreasing interruptions and increasing productivity.
pcTelecommute was designed for telecommuters who work from home one to
three days per week.
NETCOM On-Line Communication Services, Inc.
has over a decade of Internet connectivity, applications, and web-hosting expertise. The
company delivers a full range of innovative, value-added services for
today's individual professional and small to medium-sized business
customers who increasingly use the Internet as a mission-critical
tool. All Internet access services are backed by the company's
expansive high-speed nationwide network and world-class customer
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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