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Symantec Wins Coveted Blue Riband Award for Best Security Company at SC Magazine Global Awards 2004

Symantec Client Security Is Also Given High Honors as Best Blended Security Solution

CUPERTINO, Calif. - May 3, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced that it has been named Best Security Company by SC Magazine, earning the Blue Riband Award at the SC Magazine Global Awards 2004, which took place in London, England on April 27. In the Judges Awards category, Symantec also received Best Blended Security Solution for Symantec Client Security.

“The recognition of SC Magazine as the Best Security Company solidifies Symantec as the global leader in the information security industry,” said Steve Cullen, senior vice president Security Products and Solutions, Symantec Corp. “Symantec remains committed to providing enterprises and consumers with the best security solutions and services across the broadest range of protection technologies.”

SC Magazine Global Awards 2004
With over 900 nominations in the SC Magazine Global Awards 2004 and over 300 individual companies participating, this is the world's leading awards program for the information security industry. www.scmagazine.com. Recognizing achievement and technical excellence across 32 different product and service categories, the SC Awards is a truly global program with participation from developers and users around the world. Finalists were published globally on March 19 and the winners in all categories were announced at the SC Awards Gala Dinner held at the Grosvenor Hotel in Park Lane, London on April 27. For more information contact Chris Thomas, global Publisher of SC Magazine at cthomas@westcoast.com.

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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