Cupertino, Calif. --May 26, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the worldwide leader in mobile applications, today announced that HREF=http://www.symantec.com/pca/index.html>pcANYWHERE32 v8.0 won a place on Windows Magazine¹s influential WinList of recommended products. In the June 1998 issue, the publication¹s editors selected pcANYWHERE32 v8.0 as the top remote-control product for Windows 95 and NT users. In March, the product was awarded the prestigious 1998 Mobility Software Product of the Year from Mobile Insights, and in May, it received Network Computing¹s Editor¹s Choice award.
Describing pcANYWHERE32 v8.0 as ³a gem of a program: powerful, useful, no more complex than it needs to be, and a welcome WinList addition,² Windows Magazine editor Serdar Yegulalp wrote. ³Symantec¹s new pcANYWHERE32 v8.0 is so powerful, it¹s almost scary. It lets you remotely control your Windows 95 or NT PC through any connection imaginable, including phone lines, COM or LPT ports, network connections, and infrared transmitters. Some remote-control packages . . . support desktop emulation, but not Clipboard and file transfers; pcANYWHERE32 v8.0 offers all that and more.²
Every month, Windows Magazine editors evaluate and compare hundreds of products, including desktop systems, notebooks, and hardware as well as software products. Editors update the list each month with new hardware and software to provide readers the most up-to-date information available on current market offerings. Windows Magazine sends its monthly WinList to readers free of charge via e-mail subscription.
³The WinList is widely regarded as one of the most carefully scrutinized and influential sources of accurate product information available to the PC community. We are pleased that Windows Magazine¹s critical product assessment has acknowledged that pcANYWHERE is a world-class remote control solution,² said Christopher Calisi, vice president of the Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit at Symantec.
pcANYWHERE32 v8.0 offers users remote control, file transfers, and general communications with modem, cable, and network connections in one box. Users can run pcANYWHERE32 as either a host, a remote control commander, or a gateway.
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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