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Symantec and Ziff Davis Media Offer Webcast on Managed Security Services

CUPERTINO, Calif. - March 9, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced it will co- host a webcast with Ziff Davis Media discussing the potential benefits of managed security services. The one-hour webcast, titled "Information Security Peace of Mind: Managed Security Services," will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. PST. Attendees can register at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/content/webcastinfo.cfm?webcastid=96.

The webcast will be led by Neils Johnson, principal technologist for Symantec, and Michael Krieger, vice president of the Market Experts Group for Ziff Davis Media. The presentation will enable senior IT managers and executives to understand how managed security services can enhance their organization's security posture while enabling more effective management of internal resources. The webcast will include topics such as:

  • How managed security services ease the resource- and time-intensive challenges of monitoring information networks round-the-clock
  • How managed security services effectively protect corporate digital assets while bringing security events to a rapid resolution
  • How managed security services can augment and enhance internal security management and reduce corporate risk

"As threats to information assets increase in number, frequency, and complexity, organizations are looking for ways to balance risk management objectives with resource constraints," said Johnson. "Managed security services can help close this gap by detecting, analyzing, and responding to security threats in real-time, freeing organizations to focus on core business issues."

Part of Symantec's Enterprise Security Services, Symantec Managed Security Services delivers industry leading security monitoring, management, and response to our clients. Symantec's 24x7 real-time services enhance an organization's information security posture through continuous monitoring and management, expert analysis, and immediate response to potential security threats. From its security operations centers (SOCs) around the world, Symantec Managed Security Services provides flexible, vendor-neutral offerings to meet a variety of business needs. Symantec Managed Security Services provides organizations with a real-time view of their enterprise security posture and the analysis and commentary needed to adjust defenses against emerging attacks, for optimal protection of mission-critical assets.

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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