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Milkyway Networks SecurIT Firewall to Ship with Norton AntiVirus

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the worldwide leader in utilities and anti-virus software, today announced that Milkyway Networks, a leading worldwide provider of enterprise network security solutions, has selected Norton AntiVirus (NAV) as its preferred anti-virus solution. Milkyway is pleased to announce that Norton AntiVirus is now compatible with SecurIT FIREWALL 4.0 for Solaris, and the trialware version of NAV will be included in all shipments of Milkyway's product. Any existing customers can obtain an update by calling Milkyway directly at 1-800-499-2530.

Symantec's Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls provides SecurIT FIREWALL with a powerful first line of defense against virus threats by intercepting and destroying incoming viruses in real time-before they reach beyond the corporate walls and through the Internet to clients, customers, and other digital domains. Responses to new virus threats are developed by the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC) and are made available to users via LiveUpdate, which provides automatic, schedulable access to the latest virus definition updates.

"Just as the rollout of SecurIT FIREWALL for Solaris represents a broadening of Milkyway's line of security products, the incorporation of Symantec's Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls in our firewall product represents a new level of protection we can provide our growing customer base, " said Ian Ferguson, president, Milkyway Networks. "We believe that Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls is the most effective anti-virus solution for our customers."

SecurIT FIREWALL for Solaris is built on the simple premise that if a company's network can't be seen, it can't be penetrated. As an application-level firewall, SecurIT FIREWALL provides a higher level of security than packet filters or hybrid-type solutions such as stateful inspection. The firewall is invisible to users on the network and supports one-time authentication for all applications passing through the firewall on a per-rule basis. Furthermore, Milkyway's Black Hole technology does not discriminate between "inside" or "outside" of the firewall, giving you the ultimate in flexibility and security for Internet, intranet and extranet implementations.

Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls gives industry-leading NT and UNIX firewalls continuous, comprehensive protection from Internet-spread viruses. Developed in close consultation with leading firewall vendors, Norton AntiVirus for Firewalls scans Internet traffic and file attachments, removes any viruses before they invade a computer network, and repairs damaged files. Flexible remote administration and minimal performance impact make it easy to deploy at the corporate gateways.

The Norton AntiVirus product line includes a multi-tier strategy that integrates products at the desktop, server, Internet gateway, and firewall to provide users with the most comprehensive virus detection and repair. The products provide users the security of knowing they have the most complete protection available, whether downloading files from the Internet, opening attached Word documents, or accessing floppy disks.

Symantec AntiVirus Research Center SARC is the industry's largest dedicated team of virus experts. With offices located in the United States, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands, the sun never sets on SARC. The center's mission is to provide swift, global responses to computer virus threats, proactively research and develop technologies that eliminate such threats, and educate the public on safe computing practices. As new computer viruses appear, SARC develops identification and detection for these viruses, and provides either a repair or delete operation, thus keeping users protected against the latest virus threats.

About Milkyway Networks
Milkyway Networks is a leading global supplier of Internet and intranet security applications designed to safeguard mission-critical information on corporate networks. The company recently received EAL-3 certification for its firewall technology, the only commercial firewall to hold such a rating in Canada, the United States and the UK. Milkyway is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol MKY. For additional information on Milkyway security applications, including SecurIT FIREWALL for Solaris and SecurIT FIREWALL for NT, visit the website at www.milkyway.com. Milkyway's press releases can be accessed at http://www.prnewswire.com/cnoc/cnoc.html.

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 Cafe 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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