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Symantec Mail Security Appliance Receives InfoWorld's 2006 Technology of the Year Award

SINGAPORE -- 13 January, 2006 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that its Symantec Mail Security 8200 Series has been selected by InfoWorld Magazine as a 2006 Technology of the Year Award winner for the Best AntiSpam Solution.

"We are honored that InfoWorld has recognized Symantec Mail Security 8200 Series as this year's best antispam solution," said Carlin Wiegner, senior director of product delivery for Messaging and Web Security Solutions, 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 8200 Series earned a 2006 Technology of the Year Award for Best AntiSpam by demonstrating "best-in-class accuracy and ease-of-use with great policy-driven filtering and email features."

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. 2, 2006, print edition of InfoWorld, the special report can also be found online at http://www.infoworld.com/reports/01SRtoy06.html.

Symantec Mail Security 8200 Series appliances offer 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.

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