[MD1] Symantec Cafe 1.5 for Mac
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[MD1] Symantec Cafe 1.5 for Mac


Marcella Wucher
Zing PR
(415) 592-5834

Sheri Schurter
Symantec Corporation
(408) 864-2865


-- Market-leading toolset upgrade offers comprehensive Java environment to
Macintosh developers --

* Enhanced debugger
* Recursive compiler for much faster builds
* New JIT
* JDK 1.02 integration
* MacOS Runtime for Java included
* Read/write zip files for classes

CUPERTINO, Calif. - March 24, 1997 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC),
the leading supplier of Java development tools and environments, today
announced Symantec Caf&eacute 1.5 for Macintosh. An upgrade to Symantec's
best-selling Java toolset, Caf&eacute 1.5 now offers the richest
feature-set available for Macintosh Java development, including an enhanced
debugger, new just-in-time compiler for faster applet and application
performance, new recursive compiler for faster builds, integration of JDK
1.02, and the inclusion of the MacOS Runtime for Java.

As with its entire spectrum of development tools, Symantec is making good
on its commitment to the Macintosh development community by delivering the
most complete set Java development tools, which includes Caf&eacute, Visual
Caf&eacute (Rapid Application Development environment for Java) and Visual
Page (WYSIWYG HTML authoring tool). Netscape recently pledged its support
for the Symantec approach with their recently announced partnership to
license the Symantec Just-in-Time compiler for the Macintosh.

"Macintosh developers asked us for faster Java performance on the Mac, more
powerful debugging and development tools and we've responded with the
Caf&eacute 1.5 upgrade. Symantec is well aware that a large percentage of
Web development takes place on the Macintosh platform, and we intend to
take that arena seriously," said Mansour Safai, general manager of
Symantec's Internet Tools division. "We're pleased to be upgrading
Caf&eacute for Macintosh, because it means Macintosh developers can share
the advantages of the latest Java development technologies."

"Symantec is providing the support and competitive products that Macintosh
Java developers need right now," said Jim Gable, Apple Computer's vice
president of Platform & Technologies product marketing. "With access to the
latest Java development technologies )from Symantec, Macintosh developers
can readily match and even exceed their Windows Java developer comrades in
building applets and applications that meet the demands of business today."

Enhancements in version 1.5 of Symantec Caf&eacute for Macintosh include:
* Improved debugger offering significant speed improvements
* Improved features in debugger offering significant speed improvements
through faster redrawing, ability to identify changes in values, enabling
the setting of breakpoints in executing code
* A recursive compiler
* Enhanced Project Manager and the Java VM can read .ZIP files * Faster
Java compiler for faster development
* A new JIT
* Updated Java Development Kit (JDK) that integrates JDK 1.01 and 1.02 updates
* Apple's Macintosh Runtime for Java

Symantec Caf&eacute 1.5 is now available in the standard retail channel and
on Symantec's Web site (http://cafe.symantec.com) for an estimated retail
price of US $79.95. Existing Caf&eacute for Macintosh customers can upgrade
to Caf&eacute 1.5 for Macintosh free through the cafe.symantec.com Web site
or purchase a shrink-wrapped version for $19.95 (plus shipping and
handling). - more -
Symantec Announces Caf&eacute 1.5 for Macintosh Page 3 of 3

Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s Java, is the de facto standard platform for
network computing.

Symantec Corporation develops, markets, and supports a complete line of
application and system software products designed to enhance individual and
workgroup productivity as well as manage networked computing environments.
Platforms supported include IBM personal computers and compatibles, Apple
Macintosh computers as well as all major network operating systems. Founded
in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe and
several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America and
Japan. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by
calling (800) 441-7234 toll free or (541) 334-6054.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. There are certain
important factors that could cause Symantec's future development efforts to
differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made
above. Among these are the anticipation of the growth of certain market
segments, the positioning of Symantec's products in those segments, the
competitive environment in the software industry, dependence on other
products, changes to operating systems and product strategy by vendors of
operating systems, and the importance of new Symantec products. Additional
information concerning those and other factors is contained in the "Risk
Factors" section of the company's annual report on form 10-K for the fiscal
year ended March 29, 1996 and the company's quarterly report on form 10-Q
for the fiscal quarter ended December 27, 1996.


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