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Symantec and PricewaterhouseCooppers Present Webcast on Security Policy Management

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Nov. 19, 2003 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, and PricewaterhouseCoopers' Security and Privacy Practice, a leading provider of enterprise security solutions, today announced they are teaming to offer a Webcast on integrated security policy management. The Webcast, titled "Integrated Security Policy Management: Demonstrating Compliance and Security Controls for Your IT Infrastructure" will be held on Thursday, November 20 at 9:00 a.m. PT. Attendees can register for the Webcast at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/content/webcastinfo.cfm?webcastid=73.

With today's Internet security threats becoming more sophisticated by combining viruses and worms with vulnerability exploits, it is critical that enterprises develop and deploy security policies to protect their network against these threats. In addition, new regulatory compliance requirements have caused corporations to focus more attention and resources on their security policies. However, once a policy is developed and approved, most companies do not have a consistent way to implement it across their IT infrastructure and measure whether their IT infrastructure is in compliance with their security policy.

This Webcast will explain how an integrated security policy management solution enables an organization to quickly measure, report and demonstrate IT infrastructure compliance against established security policies in a consistent manner across an enterprise.

Harold Toomey, product manager at Symantec, and Mike Cunning, senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, will address the following key issues:

  • Security policy management leading practices
  • The impact of regulatory compliance on security policy
  • Case study examples from major corporations that have automated the policy management process
  • How policy compliance data can be correlated with security event data utilizing Symantec Enterprise Security Manager to enable faster containment and eradication of threats

About PricewaterhouseCoopers
PricewaterhouseCoopers (www.pwcglobal.com) is the world's largest professional services organization. Drawing on the knowledge and skills of more than 125,000 people in 142 countries, we build relationships by providing services based on quality and integrity.

("PricewaterhouseCoopers" refers to the network of member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, each of which is a separate and independent legal entity.)

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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