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Symantec First to Offer Full-Featured Firewall and Native Anti-Virus for Mac OS X

CUPERTINO, Calif. - June 12, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, today announced compatibility enhancements in Norton Personal Firewall for Macintosh and Norton AntiVirus 7.0 for Macintosh, offering customers the first retail security solutions to run native in Mac OS X, a full-featured firewall and native virus scan and repair application.

"Symantec is pleased to extend the capabilities of our market-leading Macintosh firewall and virus protection software to support Mac OS X users," said Steve Cullen, senior vice president of Symantec Consumer Product and Client Delivery. "It is important that we continue to provide our Macintosh customers with the continued reassurance that their valuable applications and data will remain safe and secure."

Designed to keep Macintosh computers secure, virus-free and running at peak performance, Symantec's product line for the Macintosh includes Norton Internet Security for Macintosh, Norton Personal Firewall for Macintosh, Norton AntiVirus 7.0 for Macintosh, Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh, and Norton Utilities 6.0 for Macintosh. The new compatibility enhancements are available free of charge to customers of the latest versions of Symantec's products for the Macintosh. Using LiveUpdate and the Internet, owners of Norton Personal Firewall for Macintosh can download the new firewall application; Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh and Norton AntiVirus 6.0 for Macintosh owners can download the new native virus scan and repair application; and owners of Norton Internet Security for Macintosh can download both solutions.

Macintosh users can also utilize a bootable CD to analyze and repair hard disks and optimize drives on Mac OS X. The latest versions of the product bootable CDs can be ordered from Symantec Customer Service by calling 1-541-335-7000. For more detailed information on each Symantec product's individual Mac OS X capabilities, please visit the Symantec website at http://www.symantec.com/mac.

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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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