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Symantec Offers Solutions to Protect, Manage and Optimize the Windows NT Operating Environment in Corporations

Editor’s Summary:

  • At Comdex, Symantec is highlighting "Sneak Preview” versions of Norton Utilities for Windows NT® and WinFax PRO for Windows NT.
  • Symantec is committed to Microsoft Corp’s logo certification requirements, acknowledging that the Windows® and BackOffice™ endorsements are critical to success.
  • pcANYWHERE32 7.5 just received certification for the newest "Designed for Windows NT and Windows 95” combined logo.
  • Symantec’s Windows NT product offerings for the corporate marketplace include Norton AntiVirus (NAV) 2.0, pcANYWHERE32, Norton NT Tools, Norton Administrator Suite and Exposé intelligent server management.
LAS VEGAS, NV - Booth #S2644 - November 20, 1996 -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced its continued support for the Windows NT operating system with a breadth of new and upcoming products for the corporate marketplace. These products span the key product development strengths of the company, including utilities, anti-virus, network management, and communications software, to support corporations migrating to Windows NT. In addition to showing its family of Windows NT-based products at Fall Comdex, Symantec is highlighting "Sneak Preview” versions of Norton Utilities for NT and WinFax PRO for NT.

"Our Windows NT-based products are critical to corporate customers who need to manage, optimize and secure their Windows NT servers and workstations,” said Enrique Salem, Chief Technical Officer at Symantec. "We have developed a wide range of Windows NT-based products that supplement and take advantage of the advanced capabilities in the operating system, allowing us to deliver tremendous value to our customers. By partnering with Symantec these organizations can be more productive in their migration and day-to-day use of Windows NT.”

"There is no question that Symantec is a premier provider of Windows products, for both Windows 95 and Windows NT, and for the desktop and the network,” said Rich Tong, Vice President of Marketing, Desktop and Business Systems Division, Microsoft.. "In communications, utilities, applications and development tools, we are confident Symantec will continue to provide innovative, high-quality products that set the standard for software development on the Windows NT platform.”

Microsoft Logo Certification
Symantec is committed to supporting Microsoft’s logo requirements, acknowledging that the Windows and BackOffice logos are critical to success with customers. pcANYWHERE32 v. 7.5 carries the "Designed for Microsoft BackOffice” logo and the "Designed for Windows NT and Windows 95” logo. Norton AntiVirus v.2.0 for Windows 95 carries the Windows 95 logo and Norton AntiVirus v.2.0 for Windows NT carries the Microsoft BackOffice logo. Other Symantec products are in the logo testing process.

Secure and Protect NT with Leading Anti-Virus Solution
In October, Symantec delivered the newest addition to its award winning line of anti-virus software, Norton AntiVirus (NAV) 2.0 for Microsoft Windows NT. Version 2.0 provides the most complete and effective anti-virus protection for organizations using and migrating to Windows NT as it becomes a corporate standard at the desktop and server. NAV 2.0 for Windows NT is the first anti-virus product from Symantec to protect both servers and workstations operating under Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT 3.51 from computer viruses transmitted over the Internet, through Intranets, attached to electronic mail, hidden in compressed files, or on floppy disks, hard drives, CD-ROMs, network drives and drives shared between peer machines.

Remote Access and Remote Help Desk Support
pcANYWHERE32 v. 7.5 for Windows 95 and Windows NT 3.51 and 4.0 is the fastest, easiest way to remotely access applications and information from a home or office PC or network. IS professionals can make quick and easy connections via modem, network or even the Internet to support clients remotely, to download files, or to remotely manage network and intranet servers. pcANYWHERE32 can be configured to run as a startup service so that the Windows NT machine does not have to be left unsecured when it is waiting for a remote-control connection. pcANYWHERE32 takes full advantage of the multi-tasking capabilities of Windows NT 4.0, allowing simultaneous remote-control, file-transfer, and chat capabilities. This also allows simultaneous connections to at least 10 pcANYWHERE hosts with a variety of connection types. pcANYWHERE32 integrates NT 4.0 RAS connection items to create single click remote node and remote control connections. A free 30-day trial version of pcANYWHERE32 for Windows 95 and Windows NT is available on the Symantec web site at www.symantec.com/pca.

File Management and the Ability to Monitor Key System Resources
Norton NT Tools is the only set of utilities that combines anti-virus protection, powerful file management and the ability to monitor key system resources under the Windows NT operating system. Symantec is committed to providing easy-to-use utilities products that complement Microsoft's entire family of 32-bit operating systems, including Windows 95, Windows NT Workstation and Windows NT Server. Norton Utilities for Windows NT, which is being previewed at Comdex, will be available in the first quarter of 1997. It will provide the first disk defragmenter and disk error repair tool from Symantec for both NTFS and FAT file systems. These tools will also provide unerase capabilities and real-time monitoring of system states, similar to those provided in Norton Utilities for Windows 95.

Manage and Optimize Windows NT with Norton Administrator Suite and Exposé
Symantec's line of network administration software, including Norton Administrator Suite and Exposé intelligent server management, provide proven and effective network administration solutions for Windows NT at both the server and workstation level. IS administrators can be assured that as they aggressively roll-out Windows NT 4.0, they can access an integrated suite of critical management applications that support the Windows NT environment, thereby saving administration time in the initial planning, actual roll-out, and day-to-day management of the new environment.

Fax Directly from Windows NT Workstation
The Sneak Preview of WinFax PRO for Windows NT includes functionality similar to the recently released WinFax PRO 7.5 product for Windows 95. The preview also includes the ability to send faxes via the Internet, plus TalkWorks, the WinFax telephony option. The Internet fax capability is a service built into WinFax PRO that uses the Internet as a low cost long distance pipeline, enabling users to send faxes from their computer to any fax machine or device that exists off the Internet. TalkWorks provides users equipped with a voice-enabled fax modem, with the ability to set up their computer to answer the telephone and record voice messages along with faxes. The Sneak Preview of WinFax PRO for NT is available for download at www.symantec.com/winfaxnt.

Additional Symantec desktop products available for Windows NT Workstation include Café, C++, and Internet FastFind.

About Symantec Corporation
Symantec Corporation develops, markets, and supports a complete line of application and system software products designed to enhance individual and workgroup productivity as well as manage networked computing environments. Platforms supported include IBM personal computers and compatibles, Apple Macintosh computers as well as all major network operating systems. Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free or (541) 334-6054.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. There are certain important factors that could cause results 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, such as Windows 95 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 March 29, 1996 and the company’s quarterly report on form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 27, 1996.

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