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Symantec Offers Webcast on Federal Information Security Management Act

Public Sector Security Expert Details Key FISMA Requirements and Compliance Strategies

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Jan. 27, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that it will host a Webcast on the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA). The Webcast, titled "Understanding FISMA and the Road to Compliance," will be held on Thursday, January 29 at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. PT. Attendees can register at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/content/webcastinfo.cfm?webcastid=80.

John Grimm, Symantec's director of industry solutions, will provide an overview of key FISMA requirements. Grimm will also describe methods that affected organizations can use to help ensure their information systems' compliance with FISMA's comprehensive security directives.

"The Federal Information Security Management Act calls for consistent, risk-based information security programs to be implemented across all federal agencies and private sector partners, where applicable," said Grimm. "Symantec's Webcast on FISMA compliance helps government executives and others charged with managing federal information, such as state and local agencies, contractors and grantees, make strategic security decisions and establish appropriate policies."

As director of industry solutions, Grimm develops Symantec's security solution strategy for the government market. Before joining Symantec, Grimm served as a group product manager for AXENT Technologies, where he was responsible for the security firm's authentication products. He also held positions of senior security architect at Spyrus, Inc. and Product Technology Specialist at GTE Government Systems.

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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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