1998 JavaOne Developer Conference (SM), San Francisco --March 26, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the leading provider of Internet development tools, announced today the immediate availability of Visual Café for Java 2.5 Professional Development Edition and Database Development Edition. Visual Café for Java Version 2.5 is Symantec's popular, open standard, extensible Rapid Application Development (RAD) Java software development tool for writing, debugging and deploying platform independent Java applets and applications. Visual Café for Java Version 2.5 offers the ultimate in performance, flexibility and ease of use, making it the tool of choice for professional Java developers seeking to develop and deploy enterprise-level Java applications.
"Symantec understands that enterprise application developers rate development tools by the power of their features, flexibility, performance, ease of use and adherence to open standards," noted Mansour Safai, vice president of Symantec's Internet Tools division. "Version 2.5 of Visual Café for Java was built with these criteria foremost in our minds, and enables developers to build large scale, mission critical applications that execute quickly and reliably, and that can be scaled to address the needs of the most challenging enterprise applications."
Visual Café for Java 2.5 Professional Development Edition builds on the intuitive interface and unrivalled productivity strengths of this award-winning Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE) by adding a customizable user interface, the ability to turn automatic code generation off, Year2000 compatibility and Open API (application program interface) enhancements that make Visual Café for Java the most flexible and extensible third generation Java development tool available.
Visual Café for Java 2.5 Database Development Edition offers all of the features of Visual Café for Java 2.5 Professional Development Edition and also includes a relational database and Symantec's powerful dbANYWHERE server, a Type 3 JDBC/ODBC database middleware with a license for unlimited deployment. Visual Café for Java 2.5 Database Development Edition provides enterprise developers with a complete, powerful solution to develop Java applets and applications and to connect them with enterprise databases.
Alta Software, a systems integrator located in Reston, VA., recently developed a custom Java application that configures an intelligent, universal protocol "interworking" device from a leading vendor of networking solutions for the Internet. The device solves the problem of network-to-network and network-to-customer interconnections, enabling signaling to be transmitted among diverse sets of voice protocols and applications. The Java application that Alta developed provides a Java front end for the complex task of maintaining and updating the device's configuration. Jack Crosby, Vice President of Operations at Alta Software, said, "Visual Café was the tool of choice for the Alta developers; they chose it after hands-on use of several development tools. Visual Café has paid off in efficiency and ease of use." For more information, see http://www.altasoft.com.
NesTek Development Corporation, one of Western New York's leading software development and system integration firms, used Visual Café for Java to develop a problem management system for Xerox Corporation. The Xerox Problem Management System caters to as many as 400 simultaneous users who use the system to record and track the identification and resolution of hardware and software problems. Bill Keenan, NesTek's vice president of Business Development, stated, "Our extensive use of Visual Café for Java has demonstrated to us that Symantec has risen to the challenge of enabling systems integrators to provide sophisticated Java solutions for their clients. Additionally, Visual Café for Java provided us with significant time and resource savings." For more information, see http://www.javasoft.com/features/1998/01/nestek.html
Visual Café for Java 2.5 Database Development Edition offers all of the features of Visual Café for Java 2.5 Professional Development Edition. Additionally, it includes a relational database (Sybase SQL Anywhere) and Symantec's powerful dbANYWHERE JDBC/ODBC database middleware with a license for unlimited deployment. Whereas Version 2.1 included dbANYWHERE middleware server with a 25 database connection limit, Version 2.5 includes dbANYWHERE 1.1a full server, with unlimited database connectivity. Visual Café for Java Database Development Edition offers companies a complete, powerful solution to develop Java applets and applications and connect them with enterprise databases.
VISUAL CAFÉ FOR JAVA PRODUCT LINE
Symantec's suite of Java development tools include both Java and HTML authoring products, designed to address the complete range of enterprise distributed applications and Internet/intranet development needs. Internet development tools offered by Symantec include Visual Page, Visual Café for Java 2.0 Web Development Edition, Visual Café for Java 2.5 Professional Development Edition and Visual Café for Java 2.5 Database Development Edition. (EDITOR'S NOTE: for information on the key features of Visual Café for Java 2.5 see separate release at http://cafe.symantec.com titled, SYMANTEC RELEASES VERSION 2.5 OF VISUAL CAFÉ FOR JAVA.)
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Symantec's Visual Café for Java 2.5 is available immediately in two versions: the Professional Development Edition for Windows 95/NT sells for an Estimated Retail Price (ERP) of $299.95; the Database Development Edition for Windows 95/NT sells for an Estimated Retail Price (ERP) of $799.95. Version 2.0 and 2.1 customers can access the full product or the update patch from the Symantec Update Center.. Upgrades from Version 1 of Symantec Visual Café are also available from Symantec for $99.95. For more information, customers should call 1-800-453-1059, or visit http://cafe.symantec.com.
Java is the de facto standard platform for network computing. Created by Sun Microsystems, Inc., Java technology enables the development of cross-platform applications that can run across the public Internet and corporate intranets.
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 Corporation helps make users productive and keep their computers 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. The company is focused on addressing customer needs in three main application areas: the Norton product line of anti-virus and PC-assistance products; the pcANYWHERE, WinFax and ACT! product lines that cater to remote user productivity; and the Cafe product lines in Internet development tools.
Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, Japan and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC, Symantec Corporation is based in Cupertino, California and employs more than 2,000 people. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free, (541) 334-6054 or accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.symantec.com.
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