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Symantec Announces Alliance with HP to
Expand Internet Business Opportunities
Cupertino, Calif. April 12, 1999-- Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) today
announced that it will join Hewlett-Packard Company's Covision Internet solutions program.
The program is aimed at providing businesses and corporations integrated Internet-ready
solutions through select channel partners. The alliance will provide HP's partners and
customers with Symantec's VisualCafé Enterprise Suite, a best-of-breed tool to Internet
enable applications, tools and legacy systems.
VisualCafé Enterprise Suite is the industry's premier Integrated Development
Environment (IDE) for the creation of distributed Java technology-based applications.
VisualCafé Enterprise Suite features unique technology intelligently automates many
development tasks, such as configuring applications for interoperability across different
platforms and across multiple application servers. Designed using an open approach,
VisualCafé Enterprise Suite gives users the flexibility to choose best-of-breed tools for
their tasks and to leverage existing resources and platforms. As part of the HP Covision
program, VisualCafé is now among those key technologies necessary to build and deploy
Internet and Intranet applications for electronic commerce and business information
HP Covision solutions are formed at the channel and targeted at companies ranging in
size from small businesses that are just getting connected to the Internet, to enterprises
that are building sophisticated intranets and extranets. The Covision program combines
leading Internet applications; services from certified Internet-ready resellers, systems
integrators and Internet service providers (ISPs); and HP computer technology, including
servers, desktops, printers and scanners.
"We are excited to partner with innovative Internet technology companies such as
Symantec," said Greg Mihran, head of Internet business development for HP's Personal
Systems Group. "VisualCafé will provide Internet developers with productive
solutions for building, deploying and maintaining sites for corporate intranets."
"As a member of the HP Covision program, we are providing international customers
with VisualCafe Enterprise Suite, which provides the technology breakthrough many
companies have been waiting for to implement Java applications that are most critical to
their business," said Mansour Safai, vice president of Symantec's Internet Tools
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.
About Symantec's Internet Tools Division
The Symantec Internet Tools Division pioneered the Java development tools market by
delivering the first integrated development environment (IDE) for Java in March 1996.
Symantec continues a tradition of innovation that distinguishes VisualCafé as the market
share leader in Java(TM) development technology. Symantec's suite of Java development
tools include VisualCafé Enterprise Suite, VisualCafé Database Edition, VisualCafé
Professional Edition, VisualCafé Standard Edition and Visual Page. More information can
be obtained at www.visualcafe.com.
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