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Symantec Manager Appointed To Technical Support Alliance Network Board Of Trustees

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Nov. 1, 2000 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security technology, today announced that enterprise customer support manager David Cox has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Technical Support Alliance Network.

TSANet is the largest vendor-neutral support alliance of world-class computer product providers. Leaders in hardware, software and support both large and small working together to ensure their mutual customers' success. Incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in North America, TSANet provides a vendor-neutral environment for its members to deliver customer support. In today's multi-vendor environment, vendors interested in their customer's success have transcended the competitive environment to the betterment of the industry and to the benefit of their customers.

"By strengthening our involvement and relationship with TSANet, we will not only be able to pass along the many benefits of working in a vendor- neutral environment to our Enterprise Customers, but we also feel it will add additional value to our comprehensive line of Security Solutions we are delivering to customers today," said David Cox, enterprise customer support manager for Symantec.

About TSANet
Founded in 1993, TSANet (Technical Support Alliance Network) is a worldwide, multivendor alliance that offers an industry-wide mechanism to facilitate servicing multivendor customers and provides an infrastructure for more efficient multivendor problem solving. Membership consists of more than one hundred software and hardware companies, including industry giants such as Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, NCR, Novell and Oracle. TSANet can be reached at (913) 345-9311 or via the World Wide Web at


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

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