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Symantec Executive Addresses Mobile And Wireless Security Risks At World PC EXPO 2000

CUPERTINO, Calif. -October 19, 2000 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, today announced Steve Cullen, senior vice president of Symantec's Consumer Products Division, will participate as keynote speaker at World PC Expo 2000, to be held in Tokyo on October 20. Cullen will address increased security risks resulting from the expansion of mobile and wireless technology into everyday life.

"As our society becomes increasingly connected and dependent on computers, the threats of information vulnerabilities from remote workers, mobile devices, and electronic purchases impact our daily business and personal lives." Cullen said. "The fast-moving pace of borderless devices makes proactive security a more critical issue. Through the implementation of content, operational and infrastructure security, the online and wireless technology community can bring itself one step ahead of the dangers of today's malicious viruses, trojans, eavesdropping and denial of service attacks."

World PC Expo 2000 is recognized as the largest digital and IT exposition in Asia. The Expo covers a myriad of new e-platforms spanning such hardware as personal computers, PDAs (Personal Data Assistants), cellular phones, and thin clients as well as software for Apple, Microsoft, and Palm Computing, and Linux operating systems. The exhibits feature technology, service, and solutions from key market players in the mobile and wireless industry. Also included at the Expo is a focus on emerging technologies and solutions, including broadband communications media and component technologies to cover a variety of solutions on the Web for enterprise and individuals.

As senior vice president of Symantec's Consumer Products Division, Cullen is responsible for the company's worldwide consumer business and product strategy, which includes the Norton brand and its market-leading Internet security and problem-solving solutions. Cullen joined Symantec in 1996 and has held senior marketing, product management and general management positions at both a regional and business unit level.

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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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