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Symantec Internet Security Experts to Present at Industry Leading Conferences

CUPERTINO, Calif. - June 5, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), today announced that Symantec security experts will discuss the anatomy and prevention of internet security attacks at the Vanguard Enterprise Security Expo being held June 3-8 in Reno, Nev. and the Internet Security Conference being held June 4-8 in Los Angeles.

Vanguard Security Expo

  • Rob Clyde, chief technology officer, will present on June 5 at 9:15 a.m. Clyde will discuss the Anatomy of Internet and Network Attacks. He will offer demonstrations of how hackers break into networks and how to prevent, detect and respond to these attacks.
  • On June 5 at 4:00 p.m., Barry Cioe, director of product management, will discuss whether or not Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) offer a complete solution to ensuring secure remote access control. His presentation will also examine the necessary elements of an effective remote security solution, focusing in the area of VPNs and also covering firewalls, intrusion detection, vulnerability management and anti-virus technology.
  • Alex Smith, manager of development, will speak on June 6 at 1:15 p.m., will present on Hacking Linux and How to Stop it. His presentation will educate participants on the common techniques used to break into computer systems, including Linux, and the methods that can secure a Linux system.

The Vanguard Enterprise Security Expo is designed to provide IT professionals with information vital to securing their enterprises. The conference primarily targets security administrators, technicians, programmers, managers and EDP auditors from Fortune 1000 companies representing the broad industry spectrum. Ninety-seven percent of attendees are directly involved in specifying, recommending, or purchasing security products and services.

Internet Security Conference

  • On June 6 at 10:35 a.m., Clyde will discuss Countermeasures to Network Security Attacks. Such defenses include the use of intrusion detection and response, vulnerability management, virus protection, firewalls, VPNs, and strong authentication.
  • Craig Ozancin, senior security analyst, will speak on June 6 at 4:15 p.m., will present Hacking Linux and How to Stop it. He will discuss common techniques used to break into computer systems, including Linux, and will provide information on precautions and measures that can be taken to secure Linux systems.
  • On June 7 at 9:00 a.m., Cioe will discuss Ensuring Mobile Users' Identities Through Secure Remote Access. His presentation will examine the necessary elements of an effective remote security solution, including VPNs, firewalls, intrusion detection and response, vulnerability management and anti-virus technology.

Speaker Background Information
The Internet Security Conference primarily targets CIOs and CTOs interested in learning more about current products and principles for achieving security in an online environment. The conference is also designed for network managers, administrators, architects and consultants looking for information on deploying secure networks.

Clyde sets technology vision and strategy for Symantec and is a pioneer in the development of security products, leading development for intrusion detection and policy compliance products. Cioe, a 13-year veteran of the IT industry, has eight years of experience developing Internet security products and is responsible for leading the definition and delivery of Symantec's family of firewall and VPN security solutions. Smith leverages his hands-on experience in UNIX security to manage Symantec's Intruder Alert and Incident Management and Response teams. Ozancin specializes in identifying new trends and vulnerabilities emerging from the hacker community. He has more than two decades of computer software experience and has focused on security issues during the last six years.

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.

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