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Symantec Vice President To Address Internet Security At CIO Perspectives Conference

CUPERTINO, Calif. - April 17, 2000

WHO/WHAT
Gary Warren, Symantec's vice president of strategic market development, will share insight and information to help executives navigate their companies through the high-stakes, high profile issues associated with Internet security. In the past three months Internet security has been propelled from a middle management issue to boardrooms where executives must constantly drive and monitor policy and strategy. CIOs and executives in attendance will understand the questions they need to ask to maintain safe, secure and productive organizations and will come away with many answers for creating total security in their company.

As vice president of strategic market development Warren is on the forefront of creating alliances to deliver integrated security solutions and help enterprise companies maintain secure networks and systems. Warren came to Symantec through the its acquisition of URLabs, a company he co-founded that provided content security products. Before co-founding URLabs, Warren managed NASA's High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) program, which focused on proxy caching, filtering, and focusing technologies in K-12 schools.

EVENT
The CIO Perspectives conference will focus executives on the "Face of the Now Economy", an ever-changing era in which the customer is king, the world marketplace is the kingdom, and wired businesses everywhere are subject to 24/7 demand for constant information, customized products and instant electronic transactions.

In the "Now Economy," Industrial Age business models just don't cut it, nor do traditional views of how to build corporate value and ensure long-term growth. Indeed, with the economic foundation shifting beneath their feet, business leaders are crafting bold, scaleable solutions to three unique challenges. Combining experience with ingenuity, these leaders are: developing new business models; managing and leveraging intellectual capital; evolving to survive and thrive in the information age -- and beyond.

WHEN
The CIO Perspectives conference will focus executives on the "Face of the Now Economy", an ever-changing era in which the customer is king, the world marketplace is the kingdom, and wired businesses everywhere are subject to 24/7 demand for constant information, customized products and instant electronic transactions.

In the "Now Economy," Industrial Age business models just don't cut it, nor do traditional views of how to build corporate value and ensure long-term growth. Indeed, with the economic foundation shifting beneath their feet, business leaders are crafting bold, scaleable solutions to three unique challenges. Combining experience with ingenuity, these leaders are: developing new business models; managing and leveraging intellectual capital; evolving to survive and thrive in the information age -- and beyond.

WHEN
Monday, April 17
11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

WHERE
Ritz-Carlton, Moorings room
Naples, Florida

INTERVIEW REQUESTS
To schedule an interview appointment with Gary Warren following his presentation please contact Sheila Paul at Symantec, (408) 446-7134.

CONTACT:
Sheila Paul
Symantec Corporation
(408) 446-7134
spaul@symantec.com

About Symantec
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.

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