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Small Business Computing.com Honors Symantec's Norton Internet Security

Editors and Readers Recognize Security Suite for Keeping Small Businesses Running Efficiently and Profitably

CUPERTINO, Calif. - March 9, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that Norton Internet Security 2004 has received the Small Business Computing Excellence in Technology Award for Security Software. Norton Internet Security 2004 received 57 percent of the vote from Small Business Computing.com readers, surpassing McAfee Active Client Security Suite from Network Associates by more than 35 percent. Small Business Computing.com readers and editors selected Norton Internet Security 2004 from hundreds of products and services reviewed by the publication in 2003. The awards announcement appeared in the January 20 edition of the online magazine, available at www.smallbusinesscomputing.com.

"Productivity and profitability are concerns for companies of all sizes today, but small businesses are particularly challenged to accomplish more with less," said Matthew Moynahan, vice president of Product Management at Symantec. "By protecting these organizations from online threats like the recent MyDoom and Netsky worms that can jeopardize business continuity and uptime, Norton Internet Security 2004 enables small businesses to maximize their resources and safeguard their assets."

"PC security, firewall, and antivirus software maker Symantec takes top honors this year as the winner of the Small Business Computing Excellence in Technology Award for Security Software," editors wrote. "The award distinguishes Symantec as a top manufacturer of productivity software for small- and medium-sized business."

The Excellence in Technology designation is the most recent in a string of honors Norton Internet Security 2004 has received. Among other awards, Norton Internet Security 2004 has earned three consecutive Editors' Choice awards from PC Magazine as well as the prestigious PC Magazine Best of 2003 and 2001 awards.

Norton Internet Security 2004 is an easy-to-use, comprehensive security and privacy suite for home and small office PC users. It features Symantec's best-of-breed virus protection, firewall, intrusion detection, privacy protection, spam filtering, and content filtering solutions in a single tightly integrated solution. Norton Internet Security 2004 protects against malicious code and also detects non-virus threats such as spyware and keystroke logging programs-an important capability for small businesses that value privacy and PC performance. The suite also keeps unwanted email at bay, which safeguards the productivity and resources of small businesses. Norton Internet Security 2004 also automatically adjusts firewall settings for wireless networks, helping keep mobile small business professionals protected against online threats regardless of the network to which they connect.

Symantec offers a range of products and services to help small businesses. Available through the Symantec Small Business Center Web site (www.symantec.com/smallbiz ), these offerings include expert advice on how to keep small businesses secure, productive, and profitable; how-to guides; and small business and professional editions of award-winning Symantec products in multi-user packs.

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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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