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Symantec to Integrate AntiVirus Protection into Oracle Internet File System

Symantec CarrierScan Server 2.0 To Offer Scan/Repair for Files Accessed Over the Web

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Dec 19, 2000 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security technology, today announced plans to integrate Symantec's upcoming carrier-class anti-virus technology, CarrierScan Server 2.0, with Oracle Internet File System. This integration is scheduled to be available by January 2001. Symantec's CarrierScan Server 2.0 will provide users with confidence that documents stored and managed by Oracle Internet File System are automatically protected from the threat of malicious viruses, worms, mobile code, and Trojan Horses.

Oracle Internet File System, a feature of the Oracle database, provides a single location to store, manage and search all Internet content including documents, presentations, multimedia, web pages, and XML files. Oracle Internet File System supports a variety of common protocols allowing users to access content from a Windows file system, web browser, email application, or file transfer protocol. Check-in/check-out and version control features allow users to collaborate more effectively. Developers can extend these base features to build custom content management applications. Symantec is integrating its CarrierScan Server 2.0 with Oracle Internet File System so that from wherever users access information, they will be fully protected from computer viruses.

"As business applications move from the desktop onto the web, our customers are using the Internet File System to allow their users to access a secure, high-performance file repository from anywhere on the Internet." said Jeremy Burton, senior vice president of World Wide Marketing for Oracle Corporation. "This integration with Symantec's virus detection software gives our customers the peace of mind to take advantage of e-business technology without thinking twice about having their valuable files compromised."

Symantec's CarrierScan Server 2.0 provides automatic virus scanning protection when files are accessed from the Oracle Internet File System. This carrier-class solution provides all of the necessary scalability and robustness required for Internet deployment.

"Our Internet security solutions are designed to protect all facets of the Internet infrastructure and allow companies like Oracle to develop new and exciting ways for consumers and businesses to stay connected," said Gary Warren, senior vice president of the Service Provider Solutions Division of Symantec. "With the continued growth of high capacity storage servers on the Internet, the need to safeguard those servers from Internet-borne viruses is greater than ever."

CarrierScan Server 2.0 uses all of Symantec's award-winning anti-virus engine technologies including NAVEX, the industry's first real-time extensible engine. NAVEX enables completely new anti-virus engines to be deployed without disruption of the scanning service.

Availability
Symantec's CarrierScan Server 2.0 integrated with the Oracle Internet File System is scheduled to be available by January 2001.

About Symantec
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security solutions to individuals and enterprises. The company is a leading provider of virus protection, risk management, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management and mobile code detection technologies to customers. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in more than 33 countries.

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