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Symantec Rated "Buy" by Credit Suisse First Boston

CUPERTINO, Calif. - May 3, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security technology, today announced that national investment firm Credit Suisse First Boston has initiated coverage of Symantec with an "Buy" rating.

Credit Suisse First Boston joins ten other research firms currently covering Symantec, including A.G. Edwards; Adams, Harkness & Hill; Buckingham Research Group; Lehman Brothers; Pacific Crest Securities; Prudential Securities; Salomon Smith Barney; Standard and Poors; Tucker Anthony Sutro Capital Markets; and Wells Fargo Van Kasper.

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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