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Symantec's Norton Antivirus Chosen For Multi-Million Dollar Defense Department Award

Norton Anti-Virus to be Used as First Line of Defense for Military's Computers

CUPERTINO, Calif. --July 17, 1997--Mark Bogart, contracting officer for Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has announced today the awarding of a multi-million dollar agreement for a Department of Defense (DoD) enterprise-wide license for Symantec Corporation's (Nasdaq: SYMC) Norton AntiVirus Solution.

The award was made to Symantec because of the company's superior anti-virus technology and support. Also of importance was Symantec's multi-tiered AntiVirus Solution strategy that provides complete virus protection whether users are downloading files from the Internet,sending and receiving email, opening attached documents, accessing floppy disks, sharing files across a network, retrieving data from compressed archives, or installing new software from a CD-ROM.Norton AntiVirus will be used to provide workstation and server anti-virus protection for all DoD employees including Army, Air Force,Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, defense agencies, and Military Academies worldwide. Purchase of the DoD-wide enterprise license of Norton AntiVirus has been accomplished through Corporate Software and Technologies' (formally Stream International) GSA Schedule 70 B/C contract. "Symantec is particularly proud that the Department of Defense, which is charged with our nation's protection has chosen Norton AntiVirus Solution to guard it's computers from the threat of viruses," said Bill Stover Senior Director of Government Sales at Symantec Corporation. We are certain that the DoD will be impressed with the level of technology that our corporate and government customers have come to trust and depend upon."

Norton AntiVirus integrates a wide variety of benefits, focused on expanded Internet functionality, ease-of-use, consistently current protection and security. Key features include: Ongoing/current protection through LiveUpdate, which provides one button access to the latest virus definition updates; quality technology through vigilant research, ease of use, complete protection in a single solution and worldwide presence.Norton AntiVirus Solution is backed by the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC). SARC comprises a dedicated team of virus experts who provide swift responses to local and global computer virus threats, actively researching and developing technologies that eliminate such threats, and educating the public on safe computing practices.

By combining the benefits of LiveUpdate and the wealth of virus expertise and response available from the (SARC), Norton Antivirus Solution can promise a user protection against both today's virus threats and those that may appear in the future. Further, Symantec is proud to be the only anti-virus company that provides its users virus definition updates that are free of charge, easy to obtain and install, and updated monthly.

About Symantec
Symantec Corporation helps 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. The company is focused on addressing customer needs in three main application areas: the Norton product line of anti-virus and PC-assistance products; the ACT! product lines that cater to remote user productivity; and the Café product lines in Internet development tools.

Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America,Europe, Japan and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC, Symantec Corporation is based in Cupertino, California and employs more than 2000 people. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free, (541) 334-6054 or accessed on the World Wide Web at

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