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Zones Names Symantec Vendor of the Year

CUPERTINO, Calif. - March 31, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced that Zones, Inc., a single-source direct marketing reseller of name-brand information technology products, honored it as Vendor of the Year for 2003. Zones' Software Vendor of the Year award recognizes the organization that has been most effective in helping Zones accomplish its corporate objectives.

"From the exceptional quality of Symantec's solutions to the outstanding management of our account, Symantec proved to be a solid all-around partner for us over the last year," said Jeff Hansen, senior vice president of Merchandising for Zones. "More specifically, Symantec's partner resources enabled us to improve proactive communication with our customers and ultimately drive the growth our business."

Zones nominated only five vendors, out of a field of more than 2,000, for the company's inaugural Vendor of the Year award. Zones selected Symantec for extraordinary revenue growth and for exceeding expectations in terms of business development and marketing strategies, training initiatives, and account leadership.

"We view our partner community as an extension of the Symantec team," said Allyson Seelinger, vice president of North American channels for Symantec. "Last year, we worked with Zones to enhance their sales team's level of security expertise through technical and sales training opportunities."

Zones is an Enterprise Sales Partner in the Symantec Partner Program. Enterprise Sales Partners are corporate resellers providing licensing expertise and software asset management to enterprises. For more information about the Symantec Partner Program, visit

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