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The Doctors Company Protects Network with Symantec Managed Security Services

Nation's First Physician-Owned Malpractice Insurer Deploys Full Symantec Offerings

CUPERTINO, Calif. - March 13, 2002 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced it has signed The Doctors Company (TDC) as a new customer of Symantec's Managed Security Services and Internet security products. The Napa, Calif.-based company is the first national physician-owned and ­operated medical liability insurer, providing medical malpractice insurance protection for physicians in all medical specialties in all states.

As part of the three-year contact, The Doctors Company will deploy a full range of Symantec security products, supported by Symantec's Managed Security Services, to ensure protection of its Web site and computer network against cyber attack at all entry points ­ the desktop, server and gateway. As a Managed Security Services customer, TDC will receive live, round-the-clock security network monitoring support from Symantec security experts to ensure both proactive and reactive protection against current and emerging threats.

"The benchmark of The Doctors Company has always been the high quality of service we offer to our policy holders," said Dr. Richard Anderson, chairman of TDC. "A large part of quality service has to do with being dependable and reliable. Securing our computer networks to protect the privacy of our policy holders' information is the natural next step in the process of providing dependable and reliable service. We are pleased to partner with Symantec to offer the benefits of a secure Internet to our policy holders."

The Doctors Company's selection of Symantec was based on a plan specifically developed for TDC by Symantec security professionals that emphasized seamless management and coordination of all elements of TDC's Internet security system. By delivering effective products, consulting and technical support, as well as ongoing 24X7 Internet security management, Symantec is providing TDC with the comprehensive enterprise security solution it requires to thwart any number or variety of cyber threats.

"Just as The Doctors Company established itself as a pioneer in the field of medical liability insurance, so have they set the standard for Internet security in that industry by pursuing a truly integrated approach towards the defense of their computer network," said John W. Thompson, chairman and CEO, Symantec. "TDC is taking advantage of the full compliment of Symantec security products and services to protect its policy holders' on-line information. Symantec is proud to partner with a company that shares our commitment to customer service and we look forward to working with TDC in the years to come."

In addition to signing on as a Symantec Managed Security Services customer, The Doctors Company will also protect against cyber attack with Symantec antivirus solutions at the desktop, server and gateway. In addition, TDC will deploy host-based intrusion monitoring systems such as Intruder Alert, vulnerability management solutions such as Enterprise Security Manager and network-based intrusion detection systems such as NetProwler.

Provided on a subscription basis, Symantec Managed Security Services deliver cost-effective, outsourced security that minimizes an organization's investments in technology and internal resources while effectively solving security problems and allowing enterprises to focus on their core business issues. Symantec's Security Operations Centers provides true round-the-clock monitoring with analysts able to respond to critical incidents within two minutes, as opposed to remote staff on beepers common to other companies. Among the services offered are intrusion detection and response, Internet vulnerability, security policy compliance, anti-virus, and firewall and VPN management.

Symantec Enterprise Security provides 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 http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com.

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