Symantec and AVT RightFAX Software Group Team Up to Integrate
WinFax PRO 9.0 With the RightFAX V6.0 Fax Server Product Line
Combined Technologies Enable Corporate-Wide Utilization of World's Best-Selling Fax Software and Leading Windows NT
Fax Server Software
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
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
"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.
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