Cupertino, Calif --April 27, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC),
a leader in mobile software applications, announced today an arrangement with Biztravel.com, the Internet company for frequent business travelers, to provide
Norton Mobile Essentials customers with a direct link to Biztravel.com's destination information Internet site. Scheduled for release in May, Norton Mobile Essentials aids users with travel preparation, automatically adjusts computer settings for new locations and resolves connection problems quickly. Available at no cost, Biztravel.com will now provide Norton Mobile Essentials customers with information on over 70 metropolitan cities worldwide including hotels, currency, customs, weather, restaurants and other location information. Users will now be able to obtain specific data on a destination prior to making the trip. "We are pleased to be working with Symantec to provide customers with instant access to destination information so they are always well prepared for travel," said John I. Williams, Jr., president and CEO of Biztravel.com. "Biztravel.com understands the unique pressures faced by business travelers and has tailored its content to help these professionals keep up with the demands of their busy work lives." "Mobile customers need every possible advantage when out on the road," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of Symantec's Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit. "Norton Mobile Essentials and Biztravel.com together provide business travelers with the tools necessary for a well-planned hassle-free trip." Norton Mobile Essentials is the first offering from Symantec designed to maximize productivity and reduce the frustration of problems faced by mobile professionals. Norton Mobile Essentials fills the unique needs of those who travel anywhere in the world and who rely on e-mail, Internet, fax and other forms of PC-based communications to stay productive while out of the office. With Norton Mobile Essentials, all mobile users can take advantage of a combination of innovative and automated assistance features. For those customers interested in a preview of Norton Mobile Essentials, Symantec is offering a free beta version so customers can test the software in their own work environment. Customers can download the beta from Symantec's website at www.symantec.com/nme. About Biztravel.com
The Biztravel.com web site has earned numerous awards for its combination of quality content, valuable services and ease-of-use, including PC Magazine's prestigious Editor's Choice Award for best online business travel service. Customers can access Biztravel.com's website at www.biztravel.com. Biztravel.com is the only travel company to fully automate and integrate the reservations and frequent flyer rewards processes. The company's travel reservation system, bizReservations, allows travelers to book air, car, and hotel reservations, and helps road warriors by automatically recommending travel itineraries that can maximize frequent flyer miles at the lowest cost. Biztravel.com also enables travelers to track and manage account summaries for multiple travel frequency programs at a single location on the Internet through its bizMiles service. The system also optimizes other travel preferences, such as desired travel schedule and preferred carrier. Biztravel.com offers travel news, opinions and advice in bizTraveler, the company's on-line magazine, and provides weather forecasts, restaurant guides, driving instructions and street maps in bizCityInfo. Biztravel.com's customers have access to the company's experienced travel agents 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week, either on-line or via a toll-free number. Based in New York, the company is backed by Comcast Corporation, News Corporation, Informix Corporation and Intel, as well as three top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firms: Accel Partners, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates.
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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