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Symantec's Norton Your Eyes Only Receives ICSA Product Certification for Cryptography

Norton Your Eyes Only receives third-party validation for its patented "on-the-fly" encryption technology to protect data on laptop and desktop computers

RSA Data Conference, San Francisco, Calif. --January 12, 1998--Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), maker of the award-winning Norton Your Eyes Only, today announced that the International Computer Security Association (ICSA), formerly the National Computer Security Association, has awarded certification to Norton Your Eyes Only through the Cryptography Product Certification Program. The ICSA's Certification Program provides assurance that selected products reduce security risks consistent with a set of publicly-tested and industry-accepted criteria. Products that become ICSA certified have met a definable quantitative level of risk reduction against a known set of threats. Buyers of ICSA certified products can be assured of getting the most secure products available.

One of the first ICSA certified cryptography products, Norton Your Eyes Only offers SmartLock, transparent "on-the-fly" encryption technology which automatically decrypts files when authorized users open them and re-encrypts them when saved or closed. Since this functionality is automatic, users do not have to remember to do these tasks and productivity is not interrupted by a third-party security program.

Norton Your Eyes Only uses RSA's public/private key encryption technology which allows users to exchange files with others without compromising the company's security.

Norton Your Eyes Only provides Windows 95 users with an optional bootup access control feature called BootLock. BootLock prevents unauthorized users from accessing the system by booting up from a floppy or the hard disk without using a valid password.

Norton Your Eyes Only also provides ScreenLock which blanks the screen and blocks access to the system after a set period of inactivity or immediately with a hotkey. Re-entry into the system requires the password.

About the ICSA
The ICSA is an independent organization that promotes continuous improvement of commercial digital security through the application of the ICSA Risk Framework and ICSA Continuous Certification Model to certification, research, and related activities. ICSA is dedicated to continually improve global security, trust, and confidence in computing through the certification of products, systems and people. Located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the company was founded in 1989 to provide independent and objective services to a rapidly growing and often confusing digital security marketplace through a market-driven, for-profit consortium model.

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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