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Symantec Offers Webcast on the Security Implications of Sarbanes-Oxley

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb. 18, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security technology, today announced it will host a Webcast titled, "The Security Implications of Sarbanes-Oxley." This Webcast will educate senior executives and IT professionals of the information security measures necessary for integrity and accuracy that are critical for compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX). The Webcast will be held Thursday, Feb. 19 at 9:00 a.m. PST. Attendees can register at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/content/webcastinfo.cfm?webcastid=84

Joe Vignaly, senior director of industry solutions at Symantec will co-lead the Webcast forum with Paul Proctor, CISSP and vice president of security and risk strategies at META Group. Sarbanes-Oxley is a piece of legislation enacted to improve corporate governance, restore investor confidence and promote ethical business practices. Senior executives with nearly all companies that are listed on U.S. stock exchanges must now attest to their internal controls and certify the accuracy of their financial statements.

"Sarbanes-Oxley is the farthest reaching corporate boardroom legislation in history," said Joe Vignaly. "Compliance to this act comes down to one factor: accurate information. Yet, without proper security measures, companies cannot confidently sign off on their books or their internal controls."

Joe Vignaly has over a decade of experience in information security and has participated in strategic marketing groups at Symantec for multiple industries. Prior to Symantec, Vignaly spent three years as director of business development at two security focused start-ups, and as the director of marketing and business development at GTE’s CyberTrust Division.

Paul Proctor is an accomplished public speaker and regulatory compliance expert with two decades of experience in the information security industry. He has founded two security companies, authored two books and served as appointee to the original Telecommunications Infrastructure Protection working group for the U.S. Congress.

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