AlmondSeed Software Names VarCity National Distributor

--VarCity Sole National Distributor for The Almond Utilities for UNIX Product--

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, March 31, 1994--AlmondSeed Software, Inc. announced today its strategic relationship with VarCity, a full service distributor of UNIX software for Value Added Resellers. VarCity will be the sole national distributor in North America for AlmondSeed's recently introduced product, The Almond Utilities for UNIX (formerly the Norton Utilities for UNIX).

The Almond Utilities are available today from VarCity. VARs interested in reselling the product are invited to attend VarCity's "Reseller Reunion" at the UNIX Reseller Show and Conference in Dallas, April 20, 1994 to learn more about The Almond Utilities.

"VarCity is excited about the opportunity to launch The Almond Utilities into the UNIX reseller channel. VARs and their customers can benefit greatly from the data security and disaster recovery capability offered by AlmondSeed's product," said Randy Lowe, General Manager of VarCity.

Dave Mandelkern, president and chief executive officer of AlmondSeed Software, Inc., said, " No one else can tell our product story like VarCity can. They were the obvious choice for our national distributor. VarCity helps us educate the VAR community and adds value to the VAR solution."

Product Information, Availability and Pricing

Derived from the legendary Norton Utilities under license from Symantec Corporation, The Almond Utilities provide the essential solution for data recovery, protection and file management. Key features of The Utilities include UnRemove for recovering accidentally deleted or overwritten files; Disk Explorer, for exploring data structures, diagnosing and correcting file system or disk errors; ScrubDisk for permanently erasing confidential data to Department of Defense MilSpec standards; Change Directory for graphically viewing and manipulating the system directory structure; and a dozen other valuable utilities. The Almond Utilities for UNIX is available now for SCO UNIX and has an end user list price of $495. The product is packaged and documented in a style consistent with PC and Macintosh software. VAR and distributor discounts are available.

AlmondSeed Software Inc.

AlmondSeed Software, Inc. is setting the industry standard for easy-to-use, off-the-shelf UNIX software products in the sub-$500 price range. AlmondSeed products are designed to boost the productivity of end-users and increase the value of the UNIX desktop workstation to the enterprise. The privately-held company can be reached at 444 Castro Street, Suite 440, Mountain View, CA 94041. Tel: 415-968-5100, Fax: 415-969-8670.

VarCity, Inc.

VarCity serves the unique fulfillment needs of the UNIX Value Added Reseller. The company establishes and improves channels of distribution for new UNIX applications and tools which help VARs add value to their vertical solutions. The privately-held company can be reached at 987 University Ave., Suite 4, Los Gatos, CA 95030. Tel: 408-399-4433, Fax: 408-399-4422.

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The Norton Utilities is a registered trademark of Symantec Corporation. AlmondSeed, The Almond Utilities, UnRemove, and ScrubDisk are trademarks of AlmondSeed Software, Inc. All other trade names are trademarks of their respective manufacturers. (ASI/02)

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