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Symantec Supports Leading Security Vendors' Products and Solutions

Symantec Managed Security Services Maintains Vendor Neutrality to Provide the Most Comprehensive Managed Security Solutions

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- January 29, 2003 - Symantec, the world leader in Internet security technology, today reaffirmed its support for several leading security vendors products and solutions. Symantec's Managed Security Services practice offers a broad range of security services including monitoring of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, routers, VPNs, vulnerability scanners, antivirus and policy compliance to provide the most comprehensive security solution for its managed security services customers, independent of vendor relationships.

"Today's enterprise security environments are complex, often comprised of wide-spread products from multiple vendors," said Amit Yoran, vice president of Symantec Managed Security Services. "To meet the complicated needs of our customers and to ensure that we can deliver the best security, Symantec Managed Security Services supports technologies from all of the leading security vendors – helping to improve return on security infrastructure investment and enhance business continuity."

"In making our decision to outsource our security monitoring to a third party, it was imperative that we select a managed security services provider that supports the various pieces that make up our complicated security environment," said Will Evans, vice president at Peoples Energy Corp. "Symantec Managed Security Services supports all of the security products in our system, enabling us to have full confidence that our entire network is monitored and protected twenty-four hours a day."

Symantec Managed Security Services supports products from the following vendors: CISCO, Checkpoint, NetScreen, ISS, Enterasys, Snort and Symantec. "By supporting a broad range of security products, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and VPNs, from the most recognized security vendors in the industry, Symantec Managed Security Services is well positioned to provide enterprises with effective protection against security threats now and in the future," said Allan Carey, program manager at IDC. "With expertise for these security products across a variety of operating platforms, Symantec enables enterprises to minimize the potential occurrence and impact of security attacks."

Part of Symantec Security Services, Symantec Managed Security Services allows organizations to protect their networked assets by leveraging Symantec's information security experts, along with the company's formidable security intelligence and response capabilities. With around-the-clock monitoring and response at Symantec Security Operations Centers, security analysts deliver cost-effective, managed security services that maximizes an organization's return on investment in security technology and internal resources. For more information, 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.

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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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