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Symantec Wins Five Secure Computing Awards

CUPERTINO, Calif. - April 25, 2002 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that its security solutions have been selected as winners in five categories - more than any other vendor - in this year's Secure Computing Awards, which took place in London, England on April 23.

Symantec received awards for its intrusion detection, vulnerability management and anti-virus solutions. In the Principal Awards category, which is voted for worldwide and recommended by judges, Symantec Norton AntiVirus received the Best Security Software award. In the Reader Trust Awards category, voted for by the readers of Secure Computing, Symantec Enterprise Security Manager was awarded the Best General Security Product. In the Academy Awards category, which is decided by a panel of security experts, Symantec received three awards, including Best General Security Product for Symantec Enterprise Security Manager, Best Anti-Virus Solution for Symantec Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition and Best Intrusion Solution for Symantec NetProwler.

"Winning these awards is a testament to Symantec's commitment to leveraging our powerful technologies to provide the most comprehensive Internet security solutions available today," said Gail Hamilton, executive vice president, Symantec Corp. "We are honored that our solutions were recognized in these five categories by Secure Computing Magazine and its readers."

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). 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.

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.

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