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Symantec Unified Threat Management Appliance Earns Certification From The Tolly Group

Report Confirms Symantec Gateway Security 5660 Delivers Close to 3 Times the Firewall Throughput Compared to Similar Competitive Device

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb 23, 2006 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced Symantec Gateway Security 3.0 has achieved “Up to Spec” certification by The Tolly Group, a third-party information technology testing, research, and certification organization.  Engineers from The Tolly Group evaluated Symantec Gateway Security version 3.0 software running on a Symantec Gateway Security 5660 appliance, based on its ability to identify and block network attacks common to enterprise networks.

To test its proactive protection capability, The Tolly Group subjected Symantec Gateway Security 3.0 to an extensive barrage of more than 200 single and blended threats from several areas including, but not limited to, e-mail and SQLnet.  According to the certification, “the Symantec Gateway Security appliance accurately detected and blocked 100 percent of more than 200 network attacks launched against it, and properly detected all suspicious activity, security risks, and audit events it encountered.”

“The Symantec Gateway Security appliance detected and blocked everything we threw at it,” said Kevin Tolly, president, CEO, and founder of The Tolly Group.  “It is important for a security appliance to demonstrate the highest possible attack blockage rate.”

The Tolly Group certification showed that the “Symantec Gateway Security 5660 appliance delivers close to 3 times the firewall throughput compared to a similar device.”  The Tolly Group engineers also praised the appliance for its easy-to-use interface and effective management of critical functionality from a single console.   Symantec’s management interface provides readily accessible information and help for both novice and advanced users, making it easy to configure and manage the appliance.

“Symantec is committed to protecting our customers against today’s evolving threat environment,” said Greg Gotta, vice president of product delivery, Symantec Corporation.  “The Tolly Group’s test results validate the superior capabilities of our Symantec Gateway Security 3.0 software, specifically its ability to detect and prevent today’s broad range of attacks, threats, and security risks commonly targeting our enterprise customer’s networks.”

For The Tolly Group’s entire review of Symantec Gateway Security 3.0, please visit: http://www.tolly.com/DocDetail.aspx?DocNumber=206108.

About The Tolly Group
The Tolly Group, an independent testing and strategic consulting organization based in Boca Raton, FL., offers a full range of services designed to furnish both the vendor and end-user communities with authoritative and unbiased information. Additionally, The Tolly Group is recognized worldwide for its expertise in assessing leading-edge technologies. For more information on The Tolly Group’s services, visit its Web site at www.tolly.com, E-mail info@tolly.com, call (561) 391-5610, or fax (561) 391-5810.

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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