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Symantec Security Experts to Speak at PC Expo

CUPERTINO, Calif. - June 25, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, today announced that Rob Clyde, chief technology officer at Symantec and Chuck Egress, general manager for Symantec's carrier content security group, will discuss network security at PC Expo in New York. Clyde will discuss Creating Your Security Policy at 9:00 a.m. on June 27, 2001. Egress will participate in a panel discussion regarding content protection on June 26, 2001 at 4:00 p.m.

"Every business needs to assess its security infrastructure and adopt a formal security policy that complements its overall business strategy," said Clyde. "Effective policies should be implemented throughout the enterprise in order to counter the inherent security risks that exist today."

During his session, Clyde will examine the value and implementation process of a security policy. He will also discuss who in the organization should develop a security policy and how it should be rolled out, enforced, and shared with employees.

Egress and his fellow panelists will explore new ways to protect and control e-mail, Web and other mission-critical content. The session will discuss several hot topics about content protection: including whether centralized content protection is feasible or desirable; how to deal with political issues surrounding a successful deployment; why pattern-scanning might not be enough; dealing with false positives; and whether traditional virus protection fits in this brave new world.

PC Expo is the expo portion of TECHXNY and focuses on the latest advancements in mobile and wireless, business solutions, Internet security advances, ASPs, Linux, storage technologies, and more. The conference runs June 25-29 in New York City and targets IT directors, programmers, LAN managers, software developers, Internet professionals, systems managers, engineers, applications managers, and corporate officers. Ninety-two percent of attendees are involved in purchasing technology and are corporate volume buyers.

Clyde is a pioneer in the development of security products, leading development for intrusion detection and policy compliance products. As chief technology officer at Symantec, Clyde sets technology vision and strategy for Symantec. Clyde is also a founder of Symantec's security analysis and response center, a dedicated group of security experts focused on the latest security threats.

As general manager of Symantec's carrier content security group, Egress provides Internet and e-mail content filtering and anti-virus technologies to Internet service providers, global Internet carriers and other enterprise customers. Egress has been involved with enterprise and Internet-related software development, marketing and sales for nearly 20 years. He is a frequent presenter to education, service provider, community leader and citizen groups on the issues of Internet content, filtering and monitoring and associated technologies.

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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