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Symantec Education Services Awards Security Certification Credits to Webcast and Seminar Attendees

Symantec Works with the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium to Recognize Organizations' Commitment to Continuing Security Education

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- January 29, 2003 - Symantec, the world leader in Internet security technology, today announced that attendees of all Symantec Education Services Webcasts and Seminar Series will be eligible to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

The CPE credits will be awarded to security professionals who are already certified by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2. This organization is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to maintaining a common body of knowledge for information security, certifying industry professionals and practitioners in an international information security standard, administering training and certifications examinations, and ensuring credentials are maintained through continuing education. (ISC)2 requires its members to earn 120 CPE credits every three years in order to maintain certification.

"Symantec Education Services provides a wide range of Webcasts and seminars that help individuals and organizations better protect their security environments," said Robert E. Johnston, CISSP, manager of credentialing services for (ISC) 2. "We are pleased to be working with Symantec to provide our members with excellent educational opportunities and additional options to maintain their certifications."

"Symantec Education Services leverages its security experts to help organizations reduce the burden of maintaining their own internal training programs, while delivering skills that enrich careers and improve staff retention," said Jörg Sikatzki, senior director, Symantec Education Services. "By working with the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, we are able to provide our program attendees with the additional benefit of security certification credits."

Attendees of Symantec Webcasts and Seminars will receive one CPE credit per hour of participation. Symantec's Webcasts typically last one hour, while Symantec Seminars usually last three hours. (ISC)2 will award members who register for and attend the following upcoming Symantec Webcasts and Seminars with CPE credits: HIPPA (January 30), Deepsight Threat Management System (February 6), Internet Security Threat Report (February 13), Symantec Client Security (March 6), and Policy Compliance (March 20).

Symantec Education Services provides technical product training, vendor-neutral security education, security certifications, and employee security awareness programs so enterprises can better protect vital information. These programs enable organizations to optimize the operation and administration of security systems, effectively address business risks, and reduce security issues with a more conscientious workforce. For more information on Symantec Education Services and its upcoming Webcasts and Seminars, please visit http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/SecurityServices/.

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, 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.

About (ISC)²
Based in Framingham, Mass., with offices in London and Hong Kong, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)2 is the premier organization dedicated to providing information security professionals and practitioners worldwide with the standard for professional certification that is based on (ISC)2's Common Body of Knowledge for information security professionals. [CBK™ is a trademark of (ISC)2 .] Since its inception in 1989, the non-profit organization has provided training and certification and has advocated the need for one industry-wide security standard. (ISC)2 provides two forms of certification, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), both unique by requiring years of experience in their field and, for the CISSP, an endorsement by a professional that is familiar with the background of the candidate. For more than a decade, (ISC)2 has certified thousands of security professionals in more than 85 countries. More information about (ISC)2 is available at www.isc2.org .

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