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N2N Solutions Certified On Symantec's Best-Of-Breed Firewall, VPN and Vulnerability Management Solutions

N2N Solutions Earns Symantec Enterprise Security Partner Status

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Nov. 27, 2001-Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security technology, today announced that N2N Solutions, a professional services company with a dedicated security practice, has earned Enterprise Security Partner status within the Symantec Partner Program ­ the highest level a partner can achieve. To reach this achievement, N2N Solutions has completed the certification process on Symantec's firewall, virtual private network and vulnerability management solutions.

With two Symantec Certified Security Engineers on staff, N2N Solutions now has the security expertise and resources necessary to plan, implement and manage complex security architectures for their customers using Symantec solutions.

"With the heightened awareness for network security, our customers demand a security partner with an understanding of the total security process from the development of comprehensive policies to the implementation of total solutions," said Chris Ellerman, director of security for N2N Solutions. "Certification on Symantec solutions further strengthens our existing security practice, which specializes in the assessment, design and implementation of a variety of security solutions. In addition, as a Symantec Enterprise Security Partner, we have the backing of the leader in Internet security."

"Through rigorous training, high customer service marks and a dedicated Internet security business plan, N2N Solutions has proven not only to us, but also to their customers, that they are in an elite class of enterprise security solution providers," said Steve Laubenstein, vice president of channel sales for Symantec. "Through participation in a global business network of organizations that add value through their expertise, collaboration and commitment, N2N Solutions can provide a broad range of security solutions to their customers in today's increasingly competitive e-business environment."

Part of the requirements of an Enterprise Security Partner includes the successful completion of training and certification as a Symantec Certified Security Engineer in at least two technology categories: Firewall and VPN technologies, Vulnerability Management, Intrusion Detection or Virus Protection and Content Management. N2N Solutions has demonstrated its expertise in firewall and VPN technologies, which include training on Symantec Enterprise Firewall, VelociRaptor and desktop firewall solutions. N2N Solutions has also completed the training for vulnerability management, which includes Symantec's Enterprise Security Manager and NetRecon technologies.

The N2N Solutions Security Practice strives to balance business empowering technologies with today's growing security challenges. Implementing new technologies often means exposing networks to new inside and outside threats. The N2N Solutions Security Practice is focused on giving businesses a competitive advantage by securely empowering them to leverage public networking and emerging technologies, while minimizing risk. Symantec is one of three vendors around which N2N centers its Security Practice, which features services including: Security Policy Drafting and Review, Security Assessment Service, Firewall Architecture Monitoring and Management, Design of Firewall Architectures, Systems Installation and Configuration, Operating System Hardening and Security Prototyping.

Symantec Partner Program
The Symantec Partner Program focuses on providing enterprise partners ­ such as proven Internet security experts, value-added resellers and other channel partners - with the expertise and resources necessary to plan, implement and manage complex security architectures for their customers using Symantec security solutions. In addition to comprehensive sales expertise and award-winning technical support, Symantec offers enterprise partners extensive fee-based training and certification on the operation and installation of Symantec solutions in four technical areas critical in today's networked environment: virus protection and content management, firewall and VPN technologies, intrusion detection systems and vulnerability management. For more information or to sign up for the Symantec Partner Program, partners should visit www.symantecpartner.com.

About N2N Solutions
N2N Solutions was founded in 1997 with the purpose of providing quality consulting services to clients while helping them achieve increased productivity and competitive gains through the use of networking technologies. Since its inception, N2N Solutions has delivered on this promise and has been recognized by industry giants such as Cisco Systems and Symantec as a leader in the network integration marketplace. N2N Solutions' consulting methodology balances the requirement for innovation with the discipline required for superior results. N2N was recently honored with the Cisco Systems, Inc. National Award for 200 Best Year-Over-Year Performance. To find out more visit www.n2nsolutions.com.

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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