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Symantec Opens Registration for Annual Worldwide Users' Conference

SecureXchange 2001 Focuses on Educating IT Professionals About Deploying and Managing Safe e-Business Applications

CUPERTINO, Calif. - April 9, 2001 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) opened electronic registration for the company's Worldwide Users' Conference, SecureXchange 2001, formerly AXENT Technologies, Inc.'s Users' Conference. The conference focuses on solutions to organizations' security issues with over 30 classes on product integration, expert case studies, technical tips, and e-security strategies and management.

The conference will be held from June 18, 2001- June 20, 2001 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. Symantec enterprise customers, resellers and partners may register by visiting the URL: http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/securexchange2001.

About the Conference
Attendees will learn about the latest in enterprise security from Symantec, a worldwide Internet security leader. This conference will consist of educational sessions, product demonstrations, case studies and technical sessions. Some of the featured presenters include John Pescatore, Research Director of Network Security, the Gartner Group, and Chris Byrnes, Vice President and Director of Global Security, the META Group. Also, John Thompson, President, CEO and Chairman of Symantec, and Terry Ribb, Senior Manager, Global Innovation Team, Deloitte Consulting, will be presenting keynote addresses. Lastly, users will learn first-hand about Symantec's integration strategy of AXENT's award-winning enterprise security products into Symantec Enterprise Security solutions.

Symantec Enterprise Security
Symantec Enterprise Security provides any size organization with the technology, global response and services necessary to manage its information security. Symantec's comprehensive solution offers best-of-breed products to protect gateways, servers, and clients with virus protection, firewall security, intrusion detection and vulnerability management. Customers benefit from Symantec's global network of researchers that provide customers with around-the-clock, immediate response to any new security-related attacks. Symantec Enterprise Security customers are also supported by Symantec Security Services, which offers security consulting, education, and implementation as well as managed security services.

About Symantec
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security solutions to individuals and enterprises. The company is a leading provider of virus protection, vulnerability assessment, intrusion prevention, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises around the world. Symantec's Norton brand of consumer security products leads the market in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 36 countries. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.symantec.com.