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Symantec Expert to Discuss The Future of Enterprise Security at The Government, Business & Education Tech Expo

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Oct. 30, 2001- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet Security, today announced that Vincent Weafer, senior director at Symantec Security Response, will present "The Future of Enterprise Security: A Holistic Approach" at the Government, Business & Education Tech Expo (GBET). In his presentation, Weafer will discuss the key components of a solid security strategy. His presentation will take place at 8:45 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, October 31, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles.

"The formation of a comprehensive security strategy should take place well before an organization faces a real security threat," said Weafer. "And, with today's blended attacks, it is even more critical for an organization's security strategy to include the right mix of security solutions including antivirus protection, firewall security, intrusion detection, and vulnerability management accompanied with proper training and education."

At Symantec, Weafer's mission is to advance the research into new computer vulnerabilities and exploits, such as intrusions and virus threats, and provide the most trusted and rapid response to today's blended security threats. He has been quoted extensively in the press and also speaks regularly at conferences and seminars throughout the world.

GBET brings together public and private sector partners to showcase ground breaking technology developments and advancements. Attendees will learn from their peers about best practices, implementation techniques, and success factors in IT. The conference will also educate attendees about the latest in wireless technology and how to use it safely and effectively. In addition, GBET will feature the latest information on database management and storage, networking and security for an enterprise. For more information visit www.gbet.com

About Symantec
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security software and appliance solutions to individuals, enterprises and service providers. 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 and service providers around the world. Symantec's Norton brand of consumer security products is a leader 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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