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Symantec Security Expert To Speak at Net Focus North America Conference

CUPERTINO, Calif. - June 5, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, today announced that Stephen Trilling, Symantec's senior director of Advanced Concepts, will address the Net Focus North America conference in Miami, Florida. Net Focus is a high-level management event covering the policies that major organizations need to put in place to protect themselves as they fully embrace the digital age. Trilling's speech - "Weaving Security into the Internet" - is scheduled for Thursday, June 7, 2001, at the Hyatt Regency Miami.

Trilling's talk will focus on key challenges that must be addressed to protect the Internet from today's fast-moving virus threats. "The potential worldwide danger from viruses, worms and Trojan Horses is greater than ever," said Trilling, "We will increasingly need to incorporate anti-virus technology directly into the Internet infrastructure to protect this global networked community. Integration of this protection into Internet provider's hardware and software environments will be a key step in making the World Wide Web secure for commerce."

Stephen Trilling is a leading expert on viruses and other computer security issues. He has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs, including Nightline on ABC, The Today Show on NBC, The Early Show on CBS, The NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, and The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. He has been quoted extensively in the global press and also speaks regularly at conferences and seminars throughout the world. In addition, Mr. Trilling has published many technical papers on virus-related issues. Trilling holds a B.S. degree from Yale University and an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Net Focus North America is now in its third year. It is the North American event in the global Net Focus series of conferences - sister events take place in the United Kingdom, France and Germany. These are the leading events dealing with the biggest concerns major corporation's have with regard to the Web - how to develop, implement, manage and disseminate security policies in major organizations with large numbers of staff in the Internet environment.

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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, vulnerability assessment, intrusion prevention, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises around the world. Symantec's Norton brand of consumer security products leads the market in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 36 countries. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.symantec.com.

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