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Symantec CTO to Speak at MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

CUPERTINO, Calif. - May 17, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced that Rob Clyde, Symantec's chief technology officer, will participate in a panel discussion at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium in Cambridge, Mass. The panel "Survey of Emerging Technologies" is scheduled for Wednesday, May 19, from 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. ET at the MIT Kresge Auditorium.

The panel will focus on technologies that will emerge over the next six to 18 months to enable business agility. Panelists will also discus developments that are expected to profoundly impact the information technology environment.

As chief technology officer, Rob Clyde sets the technology vision and strategy for Symantec. With more than 25 years of information security experience, Clyde is a recognized industry authority and is a pioneer in the development of intrusion detection and policy compliance products.

Presented by the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston and the MIT Center for eBusiness, in association with the Society of Information Management (SIM), the Symposium brings together leading edge research from MIT faculty and real world best practices from a premier international network of IT leaders and CIOs.

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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