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Symantec Awards En Pointe Technologies, Inc. as Partner of the Year

En Pointe Technologies Recognized as a Leading Channel Partner at Symantec's Annual North America Partner Conference

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- July 5, 2006 -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that En Pointe Technologies, Inc., a national technology solutions provider that supplies IT products and services, was named "Partner of the Year" at its annual partner conference -- Partner Engage 2006 -- in Palm Desert, Calif. on June 7. En Pointe Technologies was recognized for its dedication and commitment to selling Symantec's security and availability solutions, as well as its overall performance in revenue, deal registration, technical and marketing investments, and certifications.

In fiscal year 2006, En Pointe Technologies increased its Symantec revenue by more than 80 percent and continued to be a leader in identifying and closing deals in Symantec's Partner Opportunity Registration Program. In addition, En Pointe completed several certifications on Symantec products, including Symantec Enterprise Vault, Symantec Sygate, Symantec Live State Recovery, Symantec Live State Delivery and multiple certifications in Symantec Certified Technical Architect (SCTA) such as:

--  SCTA Firewall & Integrated Security Appliances
--  SCTA Security Management
--  SCTA Intrusion Protection
--  SCTA Virus Protection & Integrated Client Security

"En Pointe received this award because they demonstrated the ability to sell both sides of Symantec's product portfolio and delivered on the market convergence of security and availability," said Randy Cochran, vice president, Symantec Channel Sales - Americas. "We are pleased to recognize En Pointe for its innovation and depth of expertise as a Symantec partner over the past year, and we look forward to their continued success in FY07."

Bob Din, CEO of En Pointe Technologies, received the award from Symantec CEO, John Thompson. "We are proud of this prestigious award," noted Din. "En Pointe has made investments in time, personnel, and technical certifications to grow with Symantec. Combining our investments with Symantec's excellent programs has resulted in En Pointe's acceleration of revenues and technical services with customers looking for a value-added and competent partner. We applaud Symantec for their tremendous channel focus and appreciate this industry-leader for supporting and working together with En Pointe Technologies to assist customers with their security solutions."

More than 250 partners from the U.S., Canada, and Latin America attended Symantec's annual Partner Engage event in Palm Desert on June 5 - 7, where top Symantec executives addressed its partners via various keynotes and breakout sessions on relevant topics such as IT Compliance, data center standardization, small and mid-sized businesses, Symantec Partner Program, and services and support.

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

About En Pointe Technologies, Inc.
Since 1993, En Pointe Technologies, Inc. has provided the Information Technology marketplace, including mid-market and enterprise companies, government agencies, and educational institutions nationwide, with computer hardware, software, information security, and managed and professional services.

With its commitment to customers, En Pointe has the flexibility to customize services to address the unique needs of its customers. En Pointe's infrastructure is supported by SAP, Clarify(TM), and AccessPointe(TM) (an e-procurement application), providing dependable software support for its broad customer base. A minority business enterprise, En Pointe is represented in several markets throughout the United States and maintains a value-added configuration center that is ISO 9001:2000 certified for its integration services. En Pointe has the experience and the technology to help organizations simplify the management of their IT infrastructure. Visit to learn more.

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