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Symantec Offers Webcast on the Symantec Security Management System

Symantec CTO Will Discuss the Need for Comprehensive Security Management

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Nov. 11, 2002 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that it will host a Webcast offering an overview of the Symantec Security Management System, a comprehensive set of management applications that improves security efficiency by delivering proactive control of the security infrastructure. The Webcast, titled “Introduction to Symantec Security Management System” will be held on Thursday, November 14 at 8:00 a.m. PT and again at 1:00 p.m. PT. Attendees can register at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/content/webcastinfo.cfm?WebcastID=36.

Rob Clyde, vice president and chief technology officer at Symantec, will lead the Webcast. Clyde will present the key components of the Symantec Security Management System – Symantec Event Managers, Symantec Incident Manager and Symantec Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) and how they all work together to provide complete security management. The Webcast is designed for security IT managers responsible for making strategic security decisions.

"Managing a complex security infrastructure and the overwhelming volume of events created by the deployment of disparate security products are the primary challenges our customers are facing today," said Clyde. "The Symantec Security Management System provides centralized, open-information security management that enables proactive network security and real-time, enterprise-wide response."

Clyde is a pioneer in the development of security products, leading development for intrusion detection and policy compliance products. As chief technology officer at Symantec, Clyde sets technology vision and strategy for the company. Clyde also heads the Symantec Research Labs, a dedicated team of security experts focused on innovative security research.

Symantec Enterprise Security
The Symantec Security Management System, which is comprised of Symantec Event Managers, Symantec Incident Manager and Symantec ESM, is an important component of 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, intrusion detection, vulnerability management, virus protection 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 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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