Symantec Releases JITspeed for Netscape Communicator and Navigator
- Industry's Fastest Just In Time Compiler Provides Dramatically Improved Java Performance -
Cupertino, Calif --August 31, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC)
announced today the availability of its industry-leading Just-in-Time
(JIT) Compiler, JITspeed, for use with Netscape Communicator or
Navigator 4.x. Working within the Netscape browser, JITspeed provides
on-the-fly translation of Java code into machine code for dramatically
improved performance of Java-rich Web pages and applications. In
addition, JITspeed generates code that is optimized better than any
other JIT, which results in faster execution of the Java applets.
JITspeed features easy, one-step installation. Netscape Communicator
and Navigator users can download JITspeed quickly, install it in
seconds and immediately take advantage of enhanced Java performance.
"Developers and IT managers tell us Web application speed is of
tremendous concern to today's increasingly online-centric enterprise,"
noted Mansour Safai, vice president of Symantec's Internet Tools
Division. "For years, our JIT compiler has been helping developers
compile at incredible speeds offline. We're pleased that JITspeed's
on-the-fly compilation will have a direct benefit to online users and
to organizations doing mission-critical business on the Web."
About Symantec's JITspeed
A refinement of Symantec's JIT 3.0, JITspeed results in Java applets
running up to 200% faster (for benchmark results visit
http://www.symantec.com/domain/cafe/jit.html). JITspeed can be quickly
set up through a foolproof, one-step installation process. JITspeed is
used by Navigator and Communicator to compile Java code into machine
code when Web pages containing Java applets are loaded. JITspeed saves
the machine code in native form so that each section of a Java program
only needs to be translated once. Symantec has released a version for
Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT along with a version for
JITspeed is immediately available via Web download for $39.95. Developers
and users interested in obtaining JITspeed can download it directly from
the Symantec Internet Tools Web site at http://cafe.symantec.com.
About Symantec's Internet Tools Division
The Symantec Internet Tools Division pioneered the Java development
tools market by delivering the first development product for Java in
March, 1996. Since then, the division has continued to develop, market
and support a complete line of Java development tools worldwide,
bringing the latest advances in Java technology to Internet
developers. Symantec's suite of Java development tools and products
include Symantec's Just-In-Time Compiler, Visual Café for Java
Enterprise Suite, Visual Café for Java 2.5 Database Development
Edition, Visual Café for Java 2.5 Professional Development Edition,
Visual Café for Java 2.0 Web Development Edition and Visual Page.
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing.
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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
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