pcAnywhere 9.2 First Remote Control Product To Pass Arduous Requirements For Windows 2000 Certification
"Certified" Classification Identifies pcAnywhere as Enterprise Tool for Lowering TCO
CUPERTINO, Calif. - March 20, 2000 -- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today
announced that pcAnywhere 9.2 is the first remote control product to receive
Windows 2000 Certification. The rigorous certification program helps customers
identify applications that meet new levels of accessibility standards and offer
smooth migration to Windows 2000. To earn Windows 2000 Certification,
pcAnywhere underwent a number of complex changes, including incorporating a new
installer, utilizing Active Directory Service, and adding full support for long
"Symantec's placement on the short list of vendors with Windows 2000-Certified
solutions indicates our continued tradition of market and technology leadership,"
said Elizabeth Magliana, vice president, product management, Enterprise Solutions
Division, Symantec Corporation. "IT professionals can now count on pcAnywhere as
a tool to help ease Windows 2000 deployment."
In a study titled "The Windows 2000 Logo: More Teeth Added," Gartner Group
emphasized that Microsoft
s new logo program specifications are so strict that
many applications are unable to qualify. The report also noted that using
logo-certified software reduces the cost of desktop support and downtime and
facilitates Windows 2000's Zero Administration Windows (ZAW) capabilities,
thereby reducing TCO even more for enterprise customers.
Pricing and Availability
Windows 2000-Certified pcAnywhere 9.2 is now available through Symantec resellers
and can support desktops and servers running DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 9.x,
Windows NT, and Windows 2000. For site license pricing please call 1-800-745-6054.
Single seat pricing for pcAnywhere 9.2 is US$179; US$70 upgrade (after rebate,
through July 1, 2000), and is planned to be available as a free upgrade for
pcAnywhere 9.0 customers via LiveUpdate within 30 days from today.
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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