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Symantec Offers Free Educational Webcast, "Everything You Need To Know About VPNs"

VPN Webcast Discusses How to Safely and Cost Effectively Extend Business Practices to the Internet

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb. 20, 2001, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced "Everything you Need to Know About VPNs", the latest in a series of free Webcast seminars for professionals interested in learning about the latest technology and market trends on implementing IT security for their e-business needs. In this Webcast on virtual private networks (VPNs), attendees will learn how to safely deploy and manage e-business applications in just 60 minutes from the convenience of their own office. Attendees can register at www.symantec.com/calendar/webcast/vpnwebcast.html

"As organizations open up their networks to employees, partners, suppliers and customers, corporations also need to ensure that this critical information is secure," said Barry Cioe, product director at Symantec. "Our VPN Webcast will explain how companies can safely expand corporate boundaries to remote users and branch offices as quickly as possible, as well as understand how to overcome VPN questions like standards and interoperability."

The VPN Webcast is scheduled for February 22; there are three live sessions per day available: 9a.m. 11a.m., and 2p.m. Eastern Time. VPN Webcast attendees will specifically learn how to:

  • Determine which type of VPN will work best for your business
  • Discover the security issues that your VPN needs to address
  • Implement VPNs for secure connectivity for site-to-site, extranets, and remote access
  • Understand the differences between firewall, hardware, software, and router VPNs
  • Overcome major VPN concerns such as security, IPsec standards, and interoperability
  • Realize reduced operations and management costs, in addition to increased bandwidth and uptime

The monthly Webcast seminar series, "Everything you Need to Know about e-Security," will provide attendees information on how to safely extend business practices onto the Internet and establish a competitive advantage in the market, as well as insight into the latest security trends. Upcoming topics include security appliances, managed services, and virus protection.

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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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT: This press release contains forward-looking statements. There are certain important factors that 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 March 31, 2000.


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