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Symantec's Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition Selected As 2002 Information Security Excellence Award Winner

CUPERTINO, Calif. - March 21, 2002 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced its Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition has been selected as a winner of the 2002 Information Security Excellence Award in the Antivirus/Mobile Code Tools category. The winners were announced at an awards luncheon during MIS Training Institute's InfoSec World Conference & Expo 2002 in Orlando, FL on March 18.

"We are honored that Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition has been designated by Information Security Magazine's subscribers as their top pick for providing enterprises with comprehensive antivirus protection," said Gail Hamilton, executive vice president, Symantec Corp. "Symantec's Norton AntiVirus solutions have consistently earned high marks, demonstrating Symantec's commitment to providing the most powerful and reliable antivirus protection available today."

Held annually by Information Security, a leading publication covering the IT and computer security industry, the Excellence Awards recognize those companies, products and services that the information security community has determined to be leaders in the field. The Excellence Awards have been cited as one of the most prestigious award competitions for the information security industry.

"The information security industry is playing an increasingly critical role in the overall IT strategy of all organizations and is producing some of the most cutting edge and important tools used today," said Tim Garon, Publisher of Information Security. "We commend the winners for their excellent work."

Symantec's Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition for desktops and file servers offers centralized policy management with scalable, cross-platform virus protection on an enterprise-wide basis. Centralized management from a single console allows IT managers to lock down policies that keep systems up to date and properly configured, protecting users at all times.

Symantec's Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition is a key part of Symantec Enterprise Security, which provides any size organization with the technology, global response and services necessary to manage its information security. Symantec's comprehensive solution offers best-of-breed products to protect gateways, servers, and clients with firewall security, virus protection, intrusion detection, vulnerability management and virtual private networking (VPN). Customers benefit from Symantec's global network of researchers that provide customers with around-the-clock, immediate response to any new security-related attacks. Symantec Enterprise Security customers are also supported by one of the largest professional security organizations in the world, offering security consulting, security education and managed security services. For more information, please visit Symantec's enterprise Web site at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com.

The 2002 Information Security Excellence Awards are sponsored by Information Security Magazine, TruSecure Corp., and MIS Training Institute. For more information, please visit http://www.infosecuritymag.com/awards2002.

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.

About Information Security
Information Security is the industry's leading trade publication, providing news, analysis, insight and commentary on today's infosecurity marketplace. Published monthly by TruSecure Corp., the magazine includes in-depth features, "how-to" primers, timely news coverage, authoritative commentary, an unbiased product testing center and more, all authored by recognized experts in the infosecurity field. In 2001, the magazine received three awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) for outstanding design and editorial content. The publication is free to qualified readers. For more information and to subscribe, please visit http://www.infosecuritymag.com

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