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Symantec Expert to Discuss Linux Security at HP World

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Aug. 22, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, today announced that Craig Ozancin, senior security analyst at Symantec, will speak at Hewlett-Packard¹s HP World 2001conference at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 in Chicago. Ozancin¹s topic is Hacking Linux and How to Stop It.

"Securing Linux machines plays a key role in the protection of e-business," said Ozancin. "With more and more companies conducting business online, it is now more important than ever to ensure that proper security practices are being implemented worldwide."

Ozancin will discuss common techniques used to break into computer systems, including Linux, and will provide detailed information on precautions and measures that can be taken to secure Linux systems. Attendees will learn about specific methods that attackers use to gain information and access systems as well as how to use passwords and password files to prevent unauthorized access and protect their systems. Ozancin will also discuss guidelines for preventing attacks in the future, including where to find current information, keeping track of new attacks and knowing the latest trends.

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. An expert in Unix and Linux security, Ozancin is a voting board member on the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project.

HP World 2001, which runs August 20-24, will focus on how companies can enhance their established IT systems and compete in a time of constant innovation. HP World 2001 is designed for technical systems or operations managers, CIOs, IT managers, system analysts and network and system administrators.

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, firewall and virtual private network, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, 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 37 countries. For more information, please visit www.symantec.com.

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