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Symantec Security Expert to Speak at Congressional Subcommittee Hearing on Internet Security

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Aug. 27, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, today announced that Stephen Trilling, Symantec's senior director of Advanced Concepts, will participate in a field hearing for the United States House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform's Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001, in the City Council Chamber in San Jose, California and will examine the threats posed by computer viruses and worms to governments at the local, state and federal level in the United States.

Symantec provides Internet security to numerous clients in the public sector, including the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corp, along with the United States Postal Service. Trilling's testimony will focus on the key challenges that government entities face in providing the necessary Internet security to protect their operations from today's fast-moving threats.

"As an increasing number of business and government transactions depend on the Internet, the repercussions of a massive computer worm attack become enormous," said Trilling. "It is utterly critical for us to implement protection against these threats today, in order to assure our national and economic security tomorrow."

Stephen Trilling is a leading expert on viruses and other computer security issues. He has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs, including Nightline on ABC, The Today Show on NBC, The Early Show on CBS, The NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, and The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. He has been quoted extensively in the global press and also speaks regularly at conferences and seminars throughout the world. In addition, Mr. Trilling has published many technical papers on virus-related issues. Trilling holds a B.S. degree from Yale University and an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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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