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Symantec Offers Webcast to Preview Symantec Gateway Security - Industry's First Comprehensive Gateway Security Appliance

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb. 21, 2002 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced it will host a Webcast to introduce Symantec Gateway Security, an easy-to-manage gateway security appliance that incorporates five core security functions into a single, integrated solution. The Webcast will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PST. Attendees can register at

Leading the Webcast, Howard Lev, group product manager for Symantec, will discuss evolving Internet security threats and the multiple security countermeasures needed to protect today's organizations. He will present information on how customers can prevent security breaches at the network perimeter with Symantec Gateway Security Ð scheduled to be available in March of this year Ð and will also discuss in detail the features and functionality included in the appliance.

Symantec Gateway Security combines firewall, gateway-level antivirus, intrusion detection, content filtering and VPN capabilities in a single, easy-to-use appliance designed to provide small- to medium-sized businesses with cost-effective protection against today's Internet attacks. The appliance offers customers a ready-to-deploy, complete network security solution designed to protect against all types of malicious threats, including sophisticated blended threats such as Code Red and Nimda.

Symantec Gateway Security is a key component of Symantec Enterprise Security, providing any size organization with the technology, global response and services necessary to manage its information security. Symantec's comprehensive solution offers best-of-breed products to protect gateways, servers, and clients with firewall security, virus protection, intrusion detection, vulnerability management and virtual private networking (VPN). Symantec Security Response provides customers with comprehensive, global, 24X7 Internet security expertise to guard against today's blended Internet threats. Symantec Enterprise Security customers are also supported by one of the largest professional security organizations in the world, offering security consulting, security education and managed security services. For more information, please visit Symantec's enterprise Web site at

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Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at

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