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Symantec Shortlisted for Ten Secure Computing Awards

CUPERTINO, Calif. - April 22, 2002 -Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that it has been named as a finalist in more categories than any other vendor in this year's Secure Computing Awards, which will take place in London, England on April 23.

In all, Symantec solutions have made it to the finals in 10 categories in both the Readers' Trust Awards, voted for by the readers of Secure Computing magazine, and the Academy Awards, which are decided by a panel of security experts.

In the Readers' Trust Awards, Symantec is a finalist for the awards for:

Best Anti Virus Product Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition
Best General Security Product Symantec Enterprise Security Manager
Best Internet Security Product Symantec Web Security

In the Academy Awards, Symantec has reached the finals for:
Best Anti-Virus Solution Norton AntiVirus Corporate Editionon
Best Firewall Solution Symantec Enterprise Firewall
Best General Security Solution Symantec Enterprise Security Manager
Best Internet Security Solution Symantec Web Security
Best Intrusion Solution Symantec NetProwler
Best Network Security Symantec Enterprise Security Manager
Best Security Management Symantec Enterprise Security Manager

Commenting on Symantec's selection, Gail Hamilton, executive vice president, Symantec Corp, said, "With the advent of blended threats such as Nimda and Code Red, Internet security has become a much broader and more complex issue that businesses of all sizes simply have to manage. Being selected as a finalist in ten categories is a tremendous endorsement of our technology and the broad range of solutions we are able to offer."

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, which will be held on April 23 at the London Hilton, Park Lane, London.

About Secure Computing Magazine
Secure Computing Magazine is the leading international computer security magazine. It contains full coverage of international computer security news, individual product reviews, comparative product reviews, security articles and other information about computer security. It is a 'must have' for anyone who is looking after their company's computer systems.

About Symantec
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 www.symantec.com.

Symantec Enterprise Security, which 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). Customers benefit from Symantec's global network of researchers that provide customers with around-the-clock, immediate response to any new security-related attacks. 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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