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Symantec Mail Security Earns InfoWorld's 2007 Technology of the Year Award

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Jan. 2, 2007 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that its Symantec Mail Security solution has been selected by InfoWorld Magazine as a 2007 Technology of the Year Award winner for Best Anti-Spam Solution.

“We are honored that InfoWorld has once again recognized the superior anti-spam capabilities of Symantec Mail Security, naming it Best Anti-Spam Solution two years in a row,” said Francis deSouza, vice president of Enterprise Messaging Management, Symantec Corp. “This award validates Symantec’s commitment to providing our customers with the most comprehensive protection against today’s fast-growing email threats.”

According to InfoWorld’s Test Center analysts and editors, Symantec Mail Security earned a 2007 Technology of the Year Award for Best AntiSpam by demonstrating “best-in-class performance with a spam catch rate of more than 97 percent.” The publication also stated “it is easy to use and has a relatively low cost per user, with compliance and digital asset security features standard. Great policy-driven filtering and e-mail firewalls add value to the anti-spam and anti-virus functionality.”

InfoWorld's annual Technology of the Year Awards identify significant technologies of the past year that promise to make the greatest impact on enterprise IT strategies, and honor the products that best exemplify the implementation of those technologies. The Technology of the Year Awards are not open to outside nominations and final selections are made by InfoWorld’s Test Center analysts and editors. Announced in the Jan. 1, 2007, print edition of InfoWorld, the special report can also be found online at http://www.infoworld.com/4841.

Symantec Mail Security offers the most accurate e-mail security, powered by industry-leading Brightmail AntiSpam technology. Innovative e-mail firewall technologies reduce e-mail 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. With global management, administrators can easily configure, monitor, and report on all e-mail security appliances from a single Web-based console. Content compliance features allow administrators to gain control over inbound and outbound e-mail content so they can enforce internal or regulatory e-mail content policies.

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in infrastructure software, enabling businesses and consumers to have confidence in a connected world. The company helps customers protect their infrastructure, information, and interactions by delivering software and services that address risks to security, availability, compliance, and performance. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.

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