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Symantec Expert to Discuss Security Best Practices at Cyber Security for Utilities Conference

CUPERTINO, Calif. - May 18, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the global leader in information security, announced today that Gary Sevounts, director of industry solutions at Symantec, will speak at the second annual Cyber Security for Utilities Conference, sponsored by the Center for Business Intelligence (CBI) on May 18, 2004, at 1:45 p.m. The conference will be held at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL.

The Cyber Security for Utilities Conference will examine the changing industry standards and costs to comply, known system vulnerabilities and emerging security solutions. In his presentation, Sevounts will discuss the importance of integrating information security into overall business practices. He will review current trends, cost-effective regulatory compliance, components of a comprehensive security program and cyber security best practices for control systems and SCADA environments.

Sevounts is an information security expert with more than 13 years in the industry. At Symantec, he is responsible for the enterprise security solutions in the energy and utilities industries. In October 2003, Symantec launched the first security solution for the utilities industry - Symantec for Electric Power.

Symantec for Electric Power is a solution designed to address cyber security needs of electric power companies, which consists of standard and tailored Symantec products and services. It helps electric power companies address business-related security issues, as well as to comply with industry regulations and standards, such as NERC Cyber Security standard. Symantec for Electric Power addresses cyber security needs for both corporate and SCADA networks.

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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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