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Symantec Experts At Networld + Interop Discuss The Continued Growth Of Malicious Threats And Need For Establishing Effective Security Measures

CUPERTINO, Calif. - May 8, 2002 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that two Symantec Internet security experts will be featured in panel discussions during the Networld + Interop Conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas this week.

Vincent Weafer, senior director, Symantec Security Response, will participate on the "Best Defenses Against Malware: Fighting the Good Fight against Viruses, Worms, and Trojans" panel from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. The panelists will discuss the continued growth of malicious code and make recommendations as to the technologies and procedures organizations can implement to best protect their information and assets. At Symantec, Weafer is responsible for advancing research into new computer malware threats.

Richard Tripp, product manager, is participating on the "Practical Protection" panel today from 3:15 p.m. ­ 4:30 p.m. Geared toward assisting network managers in evaluating security risks and threats, the panelists will discuss how to distinguish between real and perceived threats. Panelists will also review what type and level of security is effective -- and affordable -- based on the enterprise environment. At Symantec, Tripp manages the development of intrusion detection solutions.

Sponsored by Key3Media, Networld + Interop provides a forum for top industry leaders to discuss the future of networking and evaluate leading technologies. This year¹s conference will feature more than 500 of the leading security vendors and more than 60,000 attendees from business and government industries.

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