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Symantec Holds Free Seminar to Educate Companies on How to Protect Against Today's Greatest Computer Security Threat

IS Professionals are Invited to Learn How to Defend All Tiers of Their Corporate Networks from Computer Viruses

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CUPERTINO, Calif. --October 13, 1997-- -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC) today announced it will be holding free, half-day seminars designed to help IS professionals determine where their organization is vulnerable and to learn about the most advanced solutions available in the fight against computer viruses. The first seminar will take place in Atlanta, on October 21, 1997.

"Computer viruses represent a major threat to the security of corporate networks and may cause a serious drain on productivity in the form of data loss, system crashes and network downtime," said Peter Tippett, president of the National Computer Security Association and seminar keynote speaker.

Symantec's antivirus seminars will discuss the newest and most deadly threats from the Internet and e-mail, and how these threats can be effectively eliminated. The seminars will provide attendees with information on the newest virus elimination technologies, discuss potential points of entry for viruses, and examine effective implementations of antivirus solutions. Topics will include updates on advanced technologies that can now guarantee protection against macro viruses, as well as how Network managers can lower the total cost of protection throughout their organization.

Attendees will receive a Norton AntiVirus Evaluator's Kit, containing a CD-ROM with full version product for evaluation, and will be eligible to win a PalmPilotÔ and select Symantec products, including ACT! Contact Management software.

The Symantec antivirus seminar will be held in Atlanta on October 21 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta; in Costa Mesa, California on October 28 at the Westin South Coast Plaza; in Chicago on November 12 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago; in New York on December 2 at the Grand Hyatt New York and in Dallas on December 9 at the Hotel Adolphus.

IS professionals interested in attending, or to obtain more information, call 800/257-2478 or access information on the World Wide Web at http://www.symantec.com/calendar/seminar. Space is limited.

About Dr. Peter Tippett
Peter Tippett is a computer industry leader specializing in computer security, computer virus, enterprise computer management, and computer ethics issues. An expert on both the theoretical and practical aspects of microcomputer security and viruses, Tippett has consulted with numerous federal agencies and Fortune 50 organizations and has lectured extensively on topics including Internet security, computer viruses, computer ethics and enterprise computer management issues.

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 pcANYWHERE, WinFax, and 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 2,000 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 http://www.symantec.com.

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