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Symantec Delivers Content Filtering Solutions To Users Of Cobalt Server Appliances

I-Gear and Mail-Gear Available for RaQ 3, RaQ 4, and Qube 3 Line of Servers

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Nov. 29, 2000- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that customers who use Cobalt's RaQ 3, RaQ 4, and Qube 3 server appliances now have access to Symantec's I-Gear and Mail-Gear software. Symantec's I-Gear offers real-time filtering technology and extensive URL filtering, while Mail-Gear provides comprehensive, policy-based e-mail filtering protection.

Designed for service providers, Cobalt's RaQ 3 and RaQ 4 server appliances offer a full suite of Internet and application services that makes the deployment of applications and layered services over the Web quick, easy, and affordable. Cobalt's Qube 3 servers are especially well suited for small-to-medium sized businesses and the education market as customer-managed appliances or as customer premise equipment managed by telecommunications carriers and service providers.

Symantec is listed on Cobalt's "Solutions Directory" where customers can link to Symantec and download a 30-day trial version of either I-Gear or Mail-Gear.

"Our customers expect from us the most reliable and hassle-free server appliances on the market today," said Kelly Herrell, vice president of marketing for Cobalt Networks, Inc. "They also demand the security and the peace-of-mind that Symantec's security solutions like I-Gear and Mail-Gear can provide."

"Symantec is providing content security solutions designed to be embedded in the Internet infrastructure," said Gary Warren, senior vice president of the Service Provider Solutions Division of Symantec. "Our I-Gear and Mail-Gear software is a seamless addition to the Cobalt server appliance technology making integration easier and more cost-effective for all our customers."

Symantec's I-Gear offers customers complete, policy-based Internet access control. I-Gear is a server-based Internet content security product that features a high-performance proxy/caching server and enables comprehensive, flexible control and monitoring of Web access. I-Gear provides a variety of features to accommodate any Internet policy, including list-based and patented context-sensitive filtering, per-user Internet access permissions, and scheduling, monitoring, and reporting capabilities. I-Gear's intuitive interface makes the product easy to use, implement, and administer from anywhere. Mail-Gear is a comprehensive multi-platform, policy-based e-mail filtering software solution. The product allows administrators to establish per-user, per-computer, and per-group access permissions and customized content scanning. Administrators can create unlimited dictionaries and allow/deny address lists that can be uniquely applied. Mail-Gear also provides comprehensive reporting, scheduling, and e-mail routing to help protect organizations from misuse of e-mail and increase accountability.

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

About Cobalt Networks, Inc.
Cobalt Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: COBT) is a leading developer of server appliances and a provider of enabling technologies and applications for Active Server Pages (ASP). Cobalt server appliances and ASP software solution enable organizations to establish an online presence easily, cost effectively and reliably. Cobalt's product lines - the Cobalt Qube, Cobalt Cache, Cobalt RaQ, Cobalt NASRaQ and Chili!Soft ASP - are used by businesses, Service Providers, and educational institutions for Internet and Web hosting services. Cobalt's solutions are delivered through a global network of distributors, value-added resellers and Internet Service Providers. Founded in 1996, Cobalt Networks, Inc. ( is located in Mountain View, California - the heart of Silicon Valley - with offices in Bellevue, Washington, Columbus, Ohio and international offices in Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands.

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