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Symantec Offers Webcast on Honeypots - The Next Generation of Intrusion Detection Technology

Advancement of the Technology and Broader Awareness Make Honeypots Hard to Ignore

CUPERTINO, Calif. - July 22, 2003 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that it will host a Webcast offering information on honeypot technology and its advantages as part of an intrusion protection security strategy. The Webcast, titled "Securing Enterprise Networks with Honeypots - The Next Generation of Intrusion Detection Technology," will be held on Thursday, July 24, at 9:00 a.m. PT. Attendees can register at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/content/webcastinfo.cfm?webcastid=61.

Lance Spitzner, co-founder of the Honeynet Project, a non-profit research organization of security professionals dedicated to information security, will co-present with John Harrison, group product manager at Symantec. Spitzner will discuss the advantages of honeypot technology and how it complements intrusion protection systems. Harrison will talk about how Symantec Decoy Server serves as an enterprise honeypot and its role in Symantec's intrusion detection offerings.

"Honeypots have been used primarily by researchers and security enthusiasts," said Harrison. "However, the technology is moving ahead rapidly and becoming more widely used as an enterprise security solution. Honeypots are already providing an unprecedented level of early detection capabilities demanded by IT security professionals and the ability to protect against intrusions in a unique manner."

Spitzner is the author of "Honeypots: Tracking Hackers", co-author of "Know Your Enemy", and author of several security whitepapers. He is a frequent speaker at top-tier security events and is currently a senior security architect for Sun Microsystems Inc.

Harrison is the group product manager at Symantec, primarily responsible for network intrusion detection solutions, including Symantec Decoy Server. He has more than 10 years of product management experience in the computer and communications industry.

Symantec Decoy Server is an easy-to-manage "honeypot" intrusion detection solution that provides early detection of insider threats, detection of the latest unknown or "zero day" attacks, attack diversion and attacker containment.

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