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Symantec Introduces New Line Of Cost-effective Integrated Security Appliances

Symantec Gateway Security 1600 Series Appliances Deliver Affordable, Robust Security

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb 27, 2006 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the Symantec Gateway Security 1600 Series, easy-to-manage, multi-function integrated security appliances designed to provide customers comprehensive threat protection against emerging threats. Symantec Gateway Security 1600 Series is devised to save customers valuable time and money by offering easy-to-use functionality that is ideal for smaller sites. Powered by Symantec’s award-winning technologies, Symantec Gateway Security 1600 Series delivers an integrated unified threat management (UTM) offering that can be centrally managed to protect medium sized businesses and remote and branch offices of large organizations.

Symantec Gateway Security 1600 Series appliances incorporate Symantec Gateway Security v3.0 software to provide eight essential security functions for maximum effectiveness, while reducing the complexity of security management. Symantec Gateway Security 1600 Series tightly integrates anti-spam, antivirus, anti-spyware, clientless SSL and IPSec VPN, full-inspection firewall, intrusion prevention, intrusion detection, and both dynamic document review and URL list-based content filtering technologies to provide proactive, zero-day protection against today’s complex internet threats.

Symantec Gateway Security 1600 Series reduces acquisition and installation costs by integrating market-leading security functions from one vendor into a single appliance. Each system provides robust management functionality that includes configuration, event logging and alerting, and detailed textual or graphical reporting. Optional capabilities are available that allow customers to gain global visibility and control through centralized policy management and event correlation for Symantec Gateway Security appliances in their networks. Customers are provided the ability to efficiently analyze and act on malicious activity.

Symantec Gateway Security 1600 Series provides comprehensive content filtering capabilities through its support for URL-based list filters with Symantec’s patented Dynamic Document Review (DDR) technology. DDR prevents employees from accessing objectionable content by allowing administrators to define context sensitive word relationships.

An ongoing problem IT administrators face today is ensuring the security and integrity of desktop and remote PCs. Symantec Gateway Security 1600 Series offers client compliance functionality that allows customers to enforce policies over systems connecting remotely via IPSec or Clientless SSL VPN. Prior to allowing access to a trusted network, remote users’ systems are scanned to determine if the appropriate security protections (antivirus definitions, security engines, intrusion detection signatures, firewall) are up to date and working properly.

“Smaller sites often do have the resources and financial means to deploy the integrated security technologies necessary to protect themselves from today’s complex internet threats,” said Greg Gotta, vice president, product delivery, Symantec Corp. “Symantec Gateway Security 1600 Series provides small to medium enterprises and branch offices affordable, scalable, multi-function security in one centrally managed appliance.”

Scalable Management
Customers of Symantec Gateway Security 1600 Series are offered a wide range of centralized management and reporting capabilities through the Symantec Gateway Security Advanced Manager 3.0 appliance. Symantec Gateway Security Advanced Manager 3.0 provides secure, centralized, Web-based management of hundreds or thousands of Symantec Gateway Security appliances. Designed to increase organizational productivity and drive efficient use of resources through consolidated management capabilities, Symantec Gateway Security Advanced Manger 3.0 provides customers insightful security event analyses, faster time-to-response for security incidents, and a lower total cost of ownership for security gateway deployments.

Symantec Security Response
Symantec Gateway Security customers benefit from Symantec Security Response – receiving the latest security updates and information available. Part of the Symantec Global Services and Support organization, Symantec Security Response experts work to protect enterprise businesses and consumers from the latest security threats. Symantec Security Response, a team of dedicated intrusion experts, security engineers, virus hunters, and global technical support teams, provides customers with comprehensive, global, 24x7 Internet security expertise to guard against today's complex Internet threats.

Licensing and Availability
In order to accommodate varying performance needs, Symantec Gateway Security 1600 Series appliances will be offered in two different models (1620 and 1660). For easier deployment and scalable license management of hundreds or thousands of remote sites, the base product license includes all security functions for unlimited users. In addition, customized updates of security content, hot fixes, and patches are automated via LiveUpdate technology.

Symantec Gateway Security 1600 Series is available through Symantec’s worldwide network of value-added resellers, distributors and systems integrators. Organizations seeking a reseller or distributor should contact Symantec at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com.

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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