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Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition 10.0 and Brightmail Antispam Named Finalists for SC Magazine Awards 2006

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Jan 5, 2006 -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.0 and Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam have been selected as finalists for the 2006 SC Magazine Awards. This year, SC Magazine received more than 1,300 product and service nominations from more than 330 competing global companies, a record number for the magazine. Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.0 was named a Reader Trust Technology Award finalist for "Best Anti-Virus," and Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam was named a finalist for "Best Anti-Spam."

Developed to bring attention to the security industry’s top products, the SC Magazine Awards highlight the important role that information security professionals play in helping to shape the industry. These industry achievements are acknowledged during an awards ceremony, which will take place at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California on Feb. 14, 2006.

"Symantec's recognition as a finalist for 'Best Anti-Virus' and 'Best Anti-Spam' products demonstrates our commitment to providing the best security solutions and services," said Enrique Salem, senior vice president of Security Products and Solutions, Symantec Corp. "Symantec's leadership in protecting more than 100 million desktop and client systems, along with the support of the world's leading research and response organization, make us uniquely qualified to stay ahead of the ever-changing threat landscape."

Under the category of "Best Anti-Malware Solutions," which is defined as those products or services that protect corporate networks from either a specific or range of malware threats, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.0 was named a finalist for "Best Anti-Virus." The "Best Anti-Virus" award recognizes not only the vendors offering the best protection against viruses, but also the best product management and support. As the world's most trusted enterprise antivirus solution, Symantec Corporate Edition 10.0 provides automatic defense and response against spyware, viruses, and worms. Scalable centralized management and response capabilities maximize uptime and minimize costs, while providing customers with the ultimate control and protection for desktop and network servers.

Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam was named a finalist for "Best Anti-Spam" under the category of "Best Content Security Solution," which is defined as security solutions that protect networks against malicious, inappropriate, and non-productive Internet-borne content. The "Best Anti-Spam" award recognizes organizations that are opening the door to new technologies in order to combat spam. Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam combines effective spam catching with a high-accuracy rate that prevents false positives. The spam protection not only defends against real-time spam attacks, but also proactively identifies first-time spam.

SC Magazine Awards 2006
With more than 1,300 product and service nominations from more than 330 competing global companies, the SC Magazine Awards are the world’s leading awards program for the information security industry. The awards are composed of both the Reader Trust Technology Awards and the Professional Awards. Recognizing technical excellence and professional achievement across a variety of different categories, the SC Magazine Awards are a truly unique program developed to bring attention to the industry’s top products and highlight the professionals that have both created and implemented them. These industry achievements are acknowledged during an awards ceremony taking place at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California on Feb. 14, 2006.

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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