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Symantec Recognizes Engineers for Achievement in Technology Innovation

Leo Cohen, Carey Nachenberg, Terry Noonan Named Symantec Fellows

CUPERTINO, Calif. - August 10, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), today announced that three of its top innovators have been named Symantec Fellows, the company's distinguished technology leadership honor. Symantec chief architects Leo Cohen and Carey Nachenberg were named Fellows today, joining Terry Noonan, vice president of technical strategy, who joined Symantec as a result of its merger with VERITAS.

All three Symantec Fellows are being recognized for their exceptional innovation within the company. The title of Symantec Fellow is the company's preeminent technical distinction and is conferred to individuals with a sustained record of important technical achievements who have shown broad leadership and influence across the organization and throughout the industry as a whole. The Symantec Fellows program was established at VERITAS and, with the finalization of the merger of Symantec and VERITAS in July, the prestigious program continues at Symantec. Today's announcement increases the total number of Symantec Fellows to five.

"As a leader in the dynamic, complex, and highly challenging world of information security and availability, Symantec is committed to creating innovative, effective solutions for real customer problems," said John Schwarz, president, Symantec Corp. "The outstanding achievements by these individuals have made significant contributions to information security and availability technology and have earned them the prestigious designation of Symantec Fellow."

"Creative problem-solving is the hallmark of leadership in today's highly competitive information technology marketplace," said Mark Bregman, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Symantec. "By applying their unique capabilities, talents, and expertise to information security and availability, the accomplishments of these new Symantec Fellows have had a fundamental impact on Symantec's portfolio of solutions and services and helped transform the information technology industry as a whole."

Leo Cohen is a chief architect and leads a team of engineers responsible for the development of technologies that are the foundation of Symantec's host-based security solutions. Mr. Cohen joined Symantec in 1992 and has played a significant role in the development of Symantec's most successful solutions.

Carey Nachenberg is a chief architect with Symantec Research Labs. Over the past decade with Symantec, Carey has developed numerous foundational security technologies in areas such as antivirus, intrusion prevention, anti-spam, and application security. During this time, Carey has filed over 45 patents and has been awarded sixteen information security-related patents by the United States Patent Office. In addition to his duties at Symantec, Carey is also a part-time Lecturer at UCLA where he teaches undergraduate computer science.

Terry Noonan is a distinguished engineer with the Data Management Group. Most recently he has been the technical strategy lead for disk-based protection and Enterprise Data Protection (EDP) efforts, which include both internal and partnering activities. He also has been a lead participant in several initiatives that require his combination of business and technical skills to arrive at strategic recommendations, including M&A and strategic partnering efforts.

Previous designees of the program include John Colgrove, vice president of technology for Symantec's Storage and Server Management Solutions group, and Rick Huebsch, vice president of engineering for Symantec's Enterprise Data Management Solutions group.

The Symantec Fellows Program is under the direction of Symantec's office of the chief technology officer (CTO). The office of the CTO oversees programs such as Symantec Research Labs, emerging technologies, architecture and standards, and developing the technological strategy for the company. The office of the CTO also guides Symantec's investments in advanced research and development of the company's patent portfolio. Its mission is to facilitate long-term research and technology development, align business groups, and ensure the strategic viability of industry investments.

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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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