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Symantec AntiVirus And Mail Security Solutions Earn Products Of The Year From Information Security Magazine

Readers Cited Symantec AntiVirus as Legendary, Combination of AntiVirus and Brightmail Antispam a High Quality Solution

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb 27, 2006 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition and Symantec Mail Security 8200 Series were named among Information Security magazine’s 2006 Products of the Year in the February 2006 edition of the publication.

“Symantec’s recognition by Information Security magazine is further proof of Symantec’s commitment to provide industry leading solutions to help businesses protect the security and availability of their information assets,” said Enrique Salem, senior vice president, security products and solutions for Symantec Corporation. “All of Symantec’s security solutions are backed by Symantec Security Response, the world’s leading research and support organization, giving these solutions up-to-the minute protection for the increasingly malicious and complicated threats that exist today.”

TechTarget’s Information Security magazine and SearchSecurity.com asked 890 information security executives and managers to assess the products they currently deploy. Based on their cumulative responses, Information Security magazine and SearchSecurity.com editors awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals to the industry’s best products in 13 categories.

Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition
Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition provides scalable enterprise antivirus and anti-spyware protection with a central management console to deliver industry-leading security and lower overall cost of ownership. Information Security readers applauded the solution’s frequent signature updates, as well as the high quality of Symantec Security Response, Symantec’s team of security engineers who evaluate threats, update signatures, and warn customers of significant risks, ultimately providing protection against increasingly complex and dynamic malicious code. Readers also gave Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition high marks for its administrator-friendly user interface and singled out the inclusion of client compliance technology as an effective tool for ensuring that all devices connecting to the corporate network through a VPN meet established security policies.

“Bigger doesn’t always mean better—but Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition is both widely used and highly effective,” editors wrote. “In our survey, readers showered it with superlatives like ‘the best for the desktop,’ ‘legendary,’ and ‘excellent for our needs,’ earning it the gold medal in antivirus.”

Symantec Mail Security 8200 Series
Symantec Mail Security 8200 Series appliances offer multi-layered spam prevention leveraging more than 20 filtering technologies, enabling organizations to achieve high detection rates of 95 percent and the industry’s highest accuracy rate against false positives (99.9999 percent),. Innovative email firewall technologies reduce email infrastructure costs by restricting unwanted connections, while the appliance form factor and automatic spam filter and virus definition updates enable easy, low-cost deployment and management. Global management capabilities enable administrators to easily configure, monitor, and report on all email security appliances from a single Web-based console. Content compliance features allow administrators to gain control over inbound and outbound email content so they can enforce internal or regulatory email content policies.

“Combining the power of Symantec’s leading antivirus and Brightmail antispam, the 8200 series of appliances is very highly regarded for quality,” editors explained as Symantec Mail Security 8200 Series earned its bronze medal.

Information Security is the enterprise security and risk managers’ leading source of critical, objective information on strategic and practical security issues. Information Security’s team of veteran security journalists and experts break down the toughest security problems challenging enterprises today to provide practical resolutions. Its in-depth, comprehensive reports and analyses provide the tools, knowledge, and information needed to make informed decisions for securing enterprises and complying with regulations and standards. Information Security is an indispensable guide for any security manager and executive charged with protecting information assets and reducing risk.

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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