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Federal IT Security Enhanced Through Partnership Between Symantec and Northrop Grumman IT

Award-winning Symantec Solutions to be Offered by Premier Federal Government IT Provider

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Aug. 27, 2002 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced its partnership with Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Information Technology sector, a top provider of IT solutions for government and commercial clients. As an Enterprise Solutions Partner in the Symantec Partner Program, Northrop Grumman IT broadens its security offering for customers that need to protect computing systems.

Northrop Grumman IT is ranked second by Washington Technology in the publication's ninth annual listing of the Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors published May 6, 2002. The Northrop Grumman IT/Symantec partnership combines Northrop Grumman IT's broad reach into the Federal community with Symantec's award-winning Internet security solutions, positioning both companies to better address end user needs in the public sector.

"With increased focus on security over recent months, government and commercial customers are evaluating their security systems," said Vince Steckler, vice president, public sector at Symantec. "They depend on solution providers like Northrop Grumman IT and proven Symantec security products to protect company assets."

Northrop Grumman IT provides comprehensive Internet and infrastructure solutions, including network security. The company employs expert engineers who lead customers through a complete solution, from consultation and design to implementation and support. By joining Symantec's Partner Program as an Enterprise Solutions Partner, Northop Grumman IT gains the expertise and resources necessary to plan, implement and manage complex security architectures using the full line of Symantec solutions.

"Northop Grumman IT has become a leading presence in the federal IT market with help from strong partnerships," said Richard Garifo, vice president of Enterprise Technology at Northrop Grumman IT. "Collaborating with Symantec gives us a broad set of security solutions and helps us supply our customers with the best protection." To become an Enterprise Solutions Partner within the Symantec Partner Program, Northrop Grumman IT demonstrated a strong market presence and experience providing IT security solutions in a variety of areas, including firewall, intrusion detection, antivirus, content filtering and enterprise security management.

About the Symantec Partner Program
The Symantec Partner Program focuses on providing enterprise partners-such as proven Internet security experts, value-added resellers and other channel partners-with the expertise and resources necessary to plan, implement and manage complex security architectures for their customers using Symantec security solutions. In addition to comprehensive sales expertise and award-winning technical support, Symantec offers enterprise partners extensive fee-based training and certification on the operation and installation of Symantec solutions in four technical areas critical in today's networked environment: virus protection and content management, firewall and VPN technologies, intrusion detection systems and vulnerability management. For more information or to sign up for the Symantec Partner Program, partners should visit www.symantecpartner.com.

About Northrop Grumman IT
Northrop Grumman Information Technology is a trusted leader and premier provider of advanced IT solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. Headquartered in Herndon, Va., the company has more than 22,000 employees and annual sales of approximately $4 billion. Northrop Grumman IT's expertise spans such areas as information systems integration; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); enterprise hardware and software solutions; training and simulation; base and range support; signals intelligence; space systems; and specialized scientific, engineering and technical services. For more information, visit www.northropgrummanit.com.

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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