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Symantec Internet Security Expert Addresses NetWorld+Interop Fall

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Sept. 26, 2000- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security technology, today announced Carey Nachenberg, chief researcher of the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC), is participating at the NetWorld+Interop Fall Conference, to be held on Sept. 25 - 28 in Atlanta. Nachenberg's presentation, "Why You Should Continue to Worry About Viruses," addresses the increasingly aggressive attacks of Internet-borne viruses and worms, and the specific solutions to combat these threats.

"The world's computing infrastructure is more vulnerable than ever before to fast-spreading viruses and worms," Nachenberg said. "My presentation, will explore the underlying vulnerabilities in today's computing environment, and identify policies and technologies that IT professionals can leverage to reduce their vulnerability to these threats."

NetWorld+Interop brings the latest developments in networking, telecommunications and Internet technology through engaging educational programs and activities. Conference topics include technical information on enterprise infrastructure, wireless technologies and services, security, content delivery networks, enterprise management, networked storage, broadband, local access, and converged voice optical networking. The event offers a comprehensive conference program of enterprise and service provider networking solutions, and also features an expansive exhibition floor to allow participants to evaluate the latest technologies that shape the industry.

As chief researcher for SARC, Nachenberg is involved in the design and development of security technologies and has become recognized as a world-renowned expert on computer viruses and worms. His expertise in developing security solutions against computer threats was influential during the Melissa and LoveLetter crises. Nachenberg has been with Symantec for nine years as a software-engineer and architect for multiple Symantec products. In the last year and a half, Nachenberg has filed eight new patents and has received patents for three more on anti-virus technologies. Nachenberg is a regular contributor to Virus Bulletin, Secure Computing, Communications of the ACM and other major computer security journals. Nachenberg holds bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science and engineering from UCLA.

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