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Symantec Expert to Discuss E-Business Security at The CIO Perspectives Conference

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Oct. 12, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet Security, today announced that Stephen Trilling, senior director of Symantec's Advanced Concepts Group, will discuss E-Business Security at The CIO Perspectives Conference. Trilling¹s presentation will explore the vulnerabilities facing organizations utilizing the Internet, and will also discuss security solutions and practices that will properly safeguard critical e-business infrastructures. The presentation will take place at 12:25 p.m. PDT on Monday, October 15, 2001 in Rancho Mirage, California.

"Many organizations today rely on the Internet as an essential part of their business infrastructure," said Trilling. "New, highly sophisticated cyber threats, such as Code Red and Nimda, that have disrupted and damaged corporate networks around the world require a highly sophisticated security response."

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, speaks regularly at conferences and seminars throughout the world, and has testified before the United States Congress. In addition, Mr. Trilling has published many technical papers on virus-related issues. Mr. Trilling holds a B.S. degree from Yale University and an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

This year's 25th CIO Perspectives Conference has been tailored to help CIOs and CXOs meet today's challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. Attendees will learn from the experiences of top business and technology executives. For more information about the 25th CIO Perspectives Conference visit http://www2.cio.com/conferences/october2001.

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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