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Symantec Sweeps Security Showcase

Secure Computing Millennium Awards Confirms Symantec’s Norton AntiVirus is The Winning Solution and Honors Symantec Expert 4.1 as Finalist

CUPERTINO, Calif. - April 17, 2000 Symantec Corporation, the world leader in Internet security, took top honors at the Secure Computing Millennium Awards held last night, winning accolades for Norton AntiVirus. The company’s flagship product was awarded the Secure Computing Readers Trust Award for Best Antivirus Product 2000; the Secure Computing Academy Award for Best Antivirus Product 2000; and the Principle Award for Best Security Software overall, a category comprising all the category winners. Symantec Expert 4.1, the first comprehensive network risk analysis tool, was also honored as a finalist in the Best General Security category.

"It is a great honor to receive such accolade from within the industry, but what makes these awards an even greater achievement is that the recognition came from both our customers and from the academy," said John Thompson, Symantec chairman, president and CEO. "To meet the needs of our customers, Symantec will continue to work to provide cutting-edge technology in our content security solutions."

Norton AntiVirus was also voted the Best Antivirus Solution by the Academy -- a panel of invited industry experts who are asked to assess each nominated product.

Norton AntiVirus Enterprise Solution
Norton AntiVirus Enterprise Solution provides enterprise-wide virus protection. By combining award-winning Symantec products with centralized, scalable management from Intel and expert technologies from IBM, Norton AntiVirus Enterprise Solution delivers unmatched protection from virus threats. Easy-to-use and scalable centralized management allows IT managers to lock down policies from a single console to keep systems up-to-date and properly configured. And its superior automation provides an intelligent solution that gives organizations proactive protection.

Symantec Expert 4.1
Symantec Expert 4.1 is the first network risk analysis tool that can measure and manage network security risk, and perform meaningful business impact analysis. The program identifies the assets and critical business functions most at risk to a company, and assesses the potential business impact and financial loss incurred in the event of a network attack or failure. Linking network security risk to the financial bottom line enables organizations to make sound business decisions about its network security posture and protect its information.

Secure Computing Awards 1999
The fourth annual Secure Computing Millennium Awards are truly global both in their rewarding innovative solution providers from around the world and in the opportunity they provide for people wherever they might live and work to vote for the solutions they think best. Nominations for the Awards opened at the beginning of November. The Reader Trust Awards are decided by reader voting. A simple majority of the votes cast decides the winner. Any member of the public is eligible to vote with the exception of nominees. The Awards Academy is composed of IT professionals in larger organizations. Collectively, these individuals bring a wealth of experience to the SC Awards process and deliver a real-world understanding of the problems facing large organizations. Such individuals are responsible for many thousands of users – they well-understand the consequences of security breaches and also they understand the need for robust and scalable information security solutions.

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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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT: This press release contains forward-looking statements. There are certain important factors that could cause Symantec's future development efforts to differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made above. Among these are the anticipation of the growth of certain market segments, the positioning of Symantec's products in those segments, the competitive environment in the software industry, dependence on other products, changes to operating systems and product strategy by vendors of operating systems, and the importance of new Symantec products. Additional information concerning those and other factors is contained in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 2, 1999 and all quarterly reports filed subsequent to such date.

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