Symantec Releases WinFax Pro 10.0--The Preferred Choice Among Small Businesses For Sending, Receiving, Managing Faxes
Extended Feature Set Elevates Professional
Image, Leverages Existing Computing Solutions, Eases Usability, and
Improves Business Management
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb. 28, 2000 -- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today
announced WinFax PRO 10.0, the leading software product for sending, receiving,
and managing faxes. WinFax PRO 10.0 provides complete fax capabilities to Windows
95/98/NT/2000 PCs, giving small businesses, home offices and mobile workers the
most advanced, easy-to-use professional fax software for communicating with
clients, partners, and associates. WinFax PRO 10.0 offers high-quality faxes
which can be sent to e-mail addresses in a self-viewing format. WinFax PRO also
integrates with key business applications and is easy to set up, learn, and use.
Together, these capabilities make WinFax PRO 10.0 the most effective tool for
managing both sent and received faxes.
"Since its launch in 1990, WinFax PRO has not only been widely regarded as the
fax solution of choice for mobile and small-business professionals worldwide, but
it also has consistently kept pace with the changing needs of an increasingly
sophisticated user community," said Steve Cullen, senior vice president of
Symantec's Consumer Products Division. "Like its predecessors, WinFax PRO 10.0 is
raising the bar for desktop fax solutions by offering productivity-enhancing
features users need to thrive in today's complex and demanding business
WinFax PRO 10.0 includes several new features to help professionals improve
productivity and enhance their business image. With WinFax PRO 10.0, users can
send a fax to an e-mail address in a self-viewing format and forward a received
fax as a self-viewing e-mail attachment. Rather than experience incompatibility
issues common with other solutions, recipients of these emails are able to open
and view the self-viewing attachments with or without WinFax PRO software
installed on their computers. Also, a new feature automatically sends faxes with
photo quality images enabling users to place their signature on the cover or body
pages of outgoing faxes.
In contrast to the limited flexibility offered by stand-alone fax machines and
current online fax services, WinFax PRO 10.0 integrates with today's most popular
business applications, enabling small businesses to maximize their computing
investment. To ensure that all integration components function on first launch, a
new auto configure feature performs an automatic check for all applications that
integrate with WinFax PRO 10.0. In addition to continued support of ACT! 4.0/2000
and Outlook 98/2000, WinFax PRO 10.0 integrates with Outlook Express 98/2000 and
Goldmine 4.0 and up. WinFax PRO 10.0 provides a link to the Outlook Express
contact list within WinFax PRO's send screen for use as a source of fax numbers.
Goldmine customers can use their contacts as a phonebook within WinFax PRO 10.0
via a link to the GoldMine contact list within the WinFax PRO send screen.
One of the most unique characteristics of WinFax PRO 10.0 is its intuitive
interface, updated to minimize the learning curve for small, growing businesses.
In addition to extending support to Windows 2000 environments, WinFax PRO 10.0
features drag-and-drop faxing whereby users simply drag a document to a desktop
icon to have it automatically faxed. WinFax PRO 10.0 also includes enhanced
dialing rules, which handle multiple, split, and overlaid area codes and enable
the configuration of multiple local area codes.
To make it easier for small businesses to maintain clear and accurate
communications records, WinFax PRO 10.0 enables users to store faxes in standard
Windows folders rather than inside WinFax. A new component works with CallerID
and/or CSID to automatically discard unwanted junk faxes. In addition, an
innovative and flexible reporting module provides the ability to generate
printable reports detailing sent and received faxes based on date range and/or
WinFax PRO 10.0 is available now for US$119. Users of any version of WinFax
may upgrade to WinFax PRO 10.0 for US$69. Customers can purchase WinFax PRO
10.0 at Symantec's online store at www.SymantecStore.com
as well as through other retailers.
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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forward-looking statements. There are certain important factors that
could cause Symantec's future development efforts to differ materially
from those anticipated by some of the statements made above. Among
these are the anticipation of the growth of certain market segments,
the positioning of Symantec's products in those segments, the
competitive environment in the software industry, dependence on other
products, changes to operating systems and product strategy by vendors
of operating systems, and the importance of new Symantec products.
Additional information concerning those and other factors is contained
in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's annual report on Form
10-K for the fiscal year ended April 2, 1999 and all quarterly reports
filed subsequent to such date.
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