Symantec Appoints Gail E. Hamilton To Lead Enterprise Solutions Division
Hamilton Named Senior Vice President of Group Focused on Internet Security Solutions for the Enterprise Market
CUPERTINO, Calif. - March 27, 2000 -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC),
a global leader in Internet security products and services, today announced the
appointment of Gail E. Hamilton to senior vice president of the company's
Enterprise Solutions Division. In her new role, Hamilton will lead the
development and extension of Symantec's enterprise-focused solutions, applying
the strengths of her more than 20 years' experience growing leading technology
and services businesses serving the enterprise market.
"Our enterprise customers face increasingly complex Internet security issues and
threats that can have profound implications for their businesses," said John W.
Thompson, Symantec chairman, president and CEO. "Gail's extensive cross-platform
development experience for network environments and her knowledge of broadband
issues will help Symantec better address the needs of our large enterprise
customers. We welcome her experience and leadership as we partner with our
business customers to provide critical Internet security solutions."
Hamilton has extensive management experience at both Compaq Computers and
Hewlett-Packard Company. Most recently, she served as the general manager of the
Communications Platform Division for Compaq where she was responsible for the
UNIX and NT servers businesses targeting communications companies. While in that
position, Hamilton launched several significant initiatives to integrate and
extend Compaq's services and applications into a single, focused program for
As the general manager of the Telecom Platform Division at HP, Hamilton was
responsible for the adjunct computers, wide-area networking and broadband
Internet businesses. Her role there included focusing on broadband Internet
computer hardware/software products and integration services enabling
telecommunication companies, cable companies, and Internet service providers
(ISPs) to generate high-speed multimedia services over the Internet and Intranet.
Hamilton also has extensive marketing experience from previous positions with
Microtec Research and HP. At Microtec, she served as the vice president of
marketing and business unit manager where she established a worldwide product
marketing function and directed the integration of marketing with the company's
Starting her career at HP as a research and development engineer in the Logic
Systems Operation unit, Hamilton was later promoted to research and development
project manager and product line and Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE)
business manager within the same division; subsequent positions included product
marketing manager for the UNIX System Software Operation unit, division marketing
manager for the Software Engineering Systems Division, and group marketing
manager for the Networked Systems Group.
Hamilton has held a number of positions in both community and corporate boards,
including the Colorado Opera Festival and the University of Colorado Alumni
Association. She also has been an advocate for corporate volunteerism by
sponsoring the Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo, the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo,
the Habitat for Humanity and the Capitol Area Food Bank. Hamilton received a
master's degree in electrical engineering and administration from Stanford
University and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer science
from the University of Colorado.
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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could cause Symantec's future development efforts to differ
materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made above.
Among these are the anticipation of the growth of certain market
segments, the positioning of Symantec's products in those segments,
the competitive environment in the software industry, dependence on
other products, changes to operating systems and product strategy by
vendors of operating systems, and the importance of new Symantec
products. Additional information concerning those and other factors is
contained in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's annual
report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 2, 1999 and all
quarterly reports filed subsequent to such date.
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