Netscape Navigator Gold 3.0 Now Available, Adding Momentum to Netscape Client Software
Premier Client Software Empowers Intranet Users at Leading Companies, Including Chrysler, LSI Logic and Well Fargo
Mountain View, Calif. (September 10, 1996) -- Netscape Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: NSCP) today announced the delivery of Netscape Navigator Gold 3.0, the newest version of Netscape's premier client software that combines an integrated suite of Intranet applications to facilitate information creation, access and collaboration within the enterprise. Netscape also announced that several leading companies have licensed Netscape Navigator Gold for their enterprises. Autodesk, Borland, Chrysler, FORE Systems, Inc., LSI Logic, Union Bank of Switzerland, Wells Fargo and Xilinx are among Netscape's customers that are using Netscape Navigator Gold 3.0 on their corporate desktops to provide a powerful Intranet communications and information sharing solution.
More than two million users have already downloaded Netscape Navigator Gold since its debut earlier this year, making Netscape Navigator Gold one of the fastest growing Intranet software products. Netscape Navigator Gold has approximately 10% market share of the Internet client software market.
"Our corporate customers are confirming that Netscape Navigator Gold is adding significant value to their businesses," said Mike Homer, senior vice president of marketing at Netscape. "Not only does Netscape Navigator Gold streamline internal operations, but it improves communications throughout an organization. With Netscape Navigator Gold, everyone can now post information directly on the Intranet. Our customers confirm that these are critical capabilities for competing in today's corporate climate."
Netscape Navigator Gold 3.0 builds upon core functionality such as an easy-to-use editing environment allowing "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG) results for even sophisticated Web pages that include tables and columns; automated Web page creation using Netscape's Page Wizard and document templates; one-button publishing to servers and the ability to run Netscape Plug-ins.
"In a corporation as vast and complex as Wells Fargo, timely information dissemination and transactions are critical. We need business solutions that transcend different computing platforms, email programs and development languages," said Eric Hughes, vice president of Intranet development at Wells Fargo. "As a result, we have decided to use Netscape Navigator Gold so our employees can conveniently share information."
"Today's technology companies need to make sure that they have the right tools to compete in this fast-moving environment," said Gary Lang, director of Internet programs at Autodesk. "Relying on Web masters as an organization's sole content providers is analogous to relying on the typing pool of yesterday. Netscape Navigator Gold not only allows users to surf the Web and includes news and email, it also provides employees with valuable new skills, allowing anyone in the enterprise to publish Intranet documents easily."
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