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Symantec's Norton Internet Security Named Best Of 2001 By PC Magazine

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Jan. 17, 2002- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that Norton Internet Security 2002 was named to PC Magazine's prestigious Best of 2001 list, announced in the January 15, 2002, issue of the publication. Norton Internet Security is the leading online security and privacy suite for Windows users. It includes Symantec's updated, best-of-breed firewall, privacy, antivirus, and content filtering technologies in a single, easy-to-use suite for consumers. In the same issue, the Symantec Firewall/VPN appliance was awarded the publication's Editor's Choice award.

"PC Magazine has a long history of providing accurate product evaluations and prudent purchasing recommendations for serious computer users," said Steve Cullen, senior vice president of Consumer and Client Product Delivery at Symantec. "Consequently, Symantec is honored to see Norton Internet Security recognized by PC Magazine professionals as one of the year's most useful and exceptional solutions."

By managing the distribution of virus definition and detection engine updates, T-Online will ensure its subscribers have safe and secure Internet access. T-Online will provide technical support and, for the duration of the agreement, subscribers will be sent new versions of Norton AntiVirus when they are launched.

The Best of 2001 represents the top products and services that PC Magazine has tested and evaluated over the past 12 months. Norton Internet Security 2002 was one of only five products to be included in the Software category for 2001, and the only Internet security product. In naming Norton Internet Security 2002 to the short list, PC Magazine editors wrote, "Worried about hackers and viruses, inappropriate Web sites, and invasions of privacy? Norton Internet Security quells all your fears at once."

In an earlier review of Norton Internet Security 2002, PC Magazine editors highlighted the suite's comprehensive security features. "Everyone, it seems, wants to sell you a personal firewall to block intrusions from Web-based hackers, but only Symantec offers a firewall that also blocks intrusions from Web-based advertisers," they wrote. "Norton Internet Security is a powerful and effective firewall, and the ad-blocking feature is the best thing that's happened to the Internet since the Web browser."

In addition to its one-of-a-kind personal firewall, Norton Internet Security 2002 includes privacy control, parental control, award-winning antivirus, and home network safety and protection capabilities as well as an automatic updating component to ensure that users always have the latest patches and virus definitions to keep their systems safeÑall in a single, integrated suite.

The Best of 2001 distinction is only the latest in a series of honors given to Symantec solutions by PC Magazine throughout the last year. In June 2001, PC Magazine awarded Symantec's Norton SystemWorks, Norton AntiVirus, and Norton Ghost the coveted Editor's Choice designation in its Ultimate Utilities Guide. Also, in January 2001, PC Magazine named Symantec's Norton AntiVirus to the Best of 2000 list.

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