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Symantec Discusses Securing Global Area Networks at North America Conference on Audit, Control and Security

CUPERTINO, Calif. - May 1, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security technology, today announced that Barry Cioe, director of product management at Symantec, will speak at the North America Conference on Audit, Control and Security (North America CACS). Cioe will speak on Borderless Networks: Securing Global Area Networks on Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at 8:30 a.m.

"Technology has made it possible for professionals to connect to any network from virtually any place in the world," Cioe said. "With this new connectivity comes greater concern for remote access security. Virtual private networks (VPNs) are one component of a remote secure access solution, but security professionals need to understand all aspects of a complete solution."

Cioe will discuss the necessary elements of an effective remote security solution including VPNs, firewalls, intrusion detection and other elements of a multi-faceted security infrastructure. Participants will learn about what to consider when rolling out a security solution and how to tackle what could otherwise be viewed as an insurmountable task.

North America CACS, which runs April 30-May 3 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., will focus on the latest strategies to address business, managerial, operational, auditing, and security challenges associated with information technology and information systems. The Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) is a leader in IT governance, control, and assurance and sponsors the North America CACS.

Cioe is a 14-year veteran of the high technology industry, with eight years of experience developing Internet security products. As director of product management, Cioe leverages his expertise in firewall and VPN technology to lead the design and development of the company’s family of security solutions. Prior to joining Symantec, Cioe led several product development and security services teams as they designed, developed, and deployed large-scale networks and multi-million dollar software systems.

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

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