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Symantec Vision Government 2006: Protecting Public Sector Infrastructures, Information, and Interactions

Symantec CTO Describes Strategy for Assuring Data Security and Availability; Recognizes Federal, State, and Local Government Customers' Visionary Use of Symantec Software

WASHINGTON, DC, Jul 11, 2006 -- Symantec Vision Government 2006 -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) executive vice president and chief technology officer, Dr. Ajei Gopal, will today open the company's annual public sector user conference, Symantec Vision Government 2006, by highlighting the company's strategy to provide the comprehensive protection necessary for today's government enterprises tasked with keeping digital infrastructures up and running without sacrificing access to critical information. Gopal's keynote remarks, titled "The Future of Comprehensive Protection," will take place at 8:30 a.m. ET in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

"Government organizations are focused on sharing, safeguarding, and preserving information crucial for citizen service, groundbreaking research, public safety, and national security," said Gopal. "Fostering collaboration and innovation in these agencies requires a trusted environment, free of risks to confidentiality, availability, compliance, and performance. Symantec is helping our federal, state, and local government customers create and sustain these secure environments by delivering solutions that facilitate protection and make IT a strategic enabler for agency missions."

Symantec 2006 Government Visionary Awards
At Vision Government 2006, Symantec will present a select group of U.S. government customers with Symantec Government Visionary Awards, recognizing their innovative use of Symantec software products and services to streamline, integrate, and secure their data operations while improving the delivery of service to citizens. Award winners include the Environmental Protection Agency; Georgia's Fulton County; NCI, Inc.; the State of Michigan; and Virginia's Arlington County.

Award Recipients' Roundtable Discussion
At 2:10 p.m. ET, Teresa Bozelli, chief operating officer and managing director of Government Insights, an IDC company, will moderate a roundtable discussion featuring Symantec's 2006 Government Visionary Award recipients. Participants will discuss current IT security, compliance, and continuity challenges in the public sector community and share firsthand perspective on strategies for effective planning and risk management with the audience.

About Symantec Vision Government
The Symantec Vision Government conference brings together public sector agencies, Symantec's executive leadership and technology experts for dialogues on government customers' current missions and IT requirements and Symantec's technology strategy. Attendees participate in informative, technical sessions on topics including continuity-of-operations (COOP), application performance management, and security incident management, while receiving demonstrations of Symantec's latest security and storage technologies.

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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