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Symantec Security Expert to Discuss Intrusion Detection at the Informationweek Fall Conference

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Sept. 7, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet Security, today announced that Charlie Johnson, vice president of global business development for Symantec Security Services, will speak at the InformationWeek Fall Conference on Monday, September 10, 2001 in Tucson, Arizona. Johnson will discuss Intrusion Detection: Early Warnings are the Best Defense at 4:00 p.m. PDT.

"Intrusion detection systems provide the capacity to complement existing security solutions by offering real time detection and prevention of external attacks of internal policy abuse," said Johnson. "However, many companies still need effective strategies to define the costs, issues and benefits surrounding the outsourcing or internal implementation of intrusion detection technology."

Johnson's presentation will educate attendees on successfully selecting, deploying and managing their intrusion detection systems (IDS). After this presentation attendees will be able to:

  • Select the right IDS solution to enable business operations,
  • Know how and where it should be deployed,
  • Know how to configure and manage it effectively,
  • Respond effectively when the alarms go off, and
  • Understand the pros and cons of managed IDS outsourcing services.

The Eleventh Annual InformationWeek Fall Conference, formerly known as the Information Week 500 Conference, was started in 1991 by CMP Media, the publishers of InformationWeek. This year's theme "Collaborative Business" will focus on strategies used by companies in regards to their internal operations, external relationships and processes. This year's conference topics will include collaborative enterprise, collaborative innovation, collaborative commerce, and collaborative purchasing.

Johnson has more than 25 years experience in key leadership and management positions in the information security industry, including global, multi-million dollar sales production. He currently represents Symantec on various national and international, security committees and leads the establishment of regional and global partnerships. Johnson was previously CEO and President of Secure Network Consulting, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AXENT Technologies, Inc. In December 2000 Symantec Corp. acquired AXENT and SNCi and Johnson was named to his current position within Symantec.

About Symantec Security Services
Symantec Security Services provides information security solutions that incorporate best-of-breed technology, security expertise, and global resources to help enable e-business success. Through its four service families, Symantec offers industry best practices, expert implementation, proactive monitoring and management, and security education. Consulting Services provides professional security assessments and planning to help organizations protect business-critical assets. Implementation Services delivers effective deployments of advanced security technologies. Managed Security Services provides outsourced solutions for the management and monitoring of security systems. And Education Services offers the knowledge to develop internal security skills and resources. Symantec Security Services is a key component of Symantec Enterprise Security.

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

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