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Symantec's pcANYWHERE32 Receives Check Point Software OPSEC Certification

Integration via OPSEC Architecture Provides Customers with Secure Environment for Conducting Business Transactions from Remote Locations

Cupertino, Calif. June 11, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) announced today that pcANYWHERE32, the world's leading remote control/remote access software, has received OPSEC Certification from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in secure enterprise networking. OPSEC Certification through Check Point Software's Open Platform for Secure Enterprise Connectivity (OPSEC) Alliance ensures interoperability with Check PointO FireWall-1O and Check Point VPN-1O solutions. By securing and logging pcANYWHERE32 traffic at the firewall and VPN gateway, Check Point Software and Symantec are providing a greater level of manageability and security for their joint customers. This interoperability enhances security and eases network management of mobile professionals and support staff using pcANYWHERE32 to access, control or support PCs on opposite sides of the corporate firewall or VPN gateway.

"OPSEC Certification underscores Symantec's continued dedication to providing customers with the most powerful tools that make computing safe and reliable anytime, anywhere," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of the Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit at Symantec. "Leveraging the OPSEC architecture further supports our customers' needs for an easy to use, secure environment for conducting business."

"We are pleased to announce the OPSEC Certification of pcANYWHERE32," said Asheem Chandna, vice president of marketing and business development for Check Point Software Technologies. "Our mutual customers will enjoy seamless integration between Symantec's pcANYWHERE32 and our market-leading FireWall-1 and VPN-1 enterprise security solutions."

pcANYWHERE32 is the top-selling remote control and file transfer software. pcANYWHERE32 makes it easy for users to connect to the office PC from home or the road, allowing users to remotely control their office PCs via modem or the Internet and synchronize files between the two computers. IT professionals and help desk personnel use pcANYWHERE32 to provide hands-on support to mobile, remote and LAN-based users from anywhere to quickly and easily close help desk calls and maximize users and support staff productivity. Using pcANYWHERE32 support staff also deliver training materials and pre-configured software updates to many users at once.

Check Point Software's Open Platform for Secure Enterprise Connectivity (OPSECO) is an open architecture solution that provides the industry's only enterprise-wide policy management and policy enforcement framework. The more than 200 companies which are part of the OPSEC Alliance leverage the OPSEC framework to provide customers choice and an integrated architecture to centrally manage all aspects of secure enterprise networking. These partners have made OPSEC the most successful alliance in the industry by building certified products and solutions that extend the OPSEC architecture in four key ways:

  1. Framework: Use a combination of published OPSEC application programming interfaces (APIs), and industry standards for policy management and policy enforcement integration in areas including public key infrastructure, directory services, content security, authentication and authorization, intrusion detection, event analysis and reporting and high availability.
  2. Infrastructure: Provide customers with the widest choice in platforms by embedding Check Point Software technology in the network infrastructure including servers, switches, and appliances.
  3. Passport: Work with Check Point Software to insure that application-level policies can be managed and enforced across the network to secure the customer's e-business and enterprise applications.
  4. Managed Services: Provide customers with the choice of secure enterprise networking solutions available as a complete managed service offering.

About Symantec
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing. Symantec products and solutions help 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. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information on the company and its products can be obtained at www.symantec.com.

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