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Symantec Security Experts to Speak at 2003 Software Technology Conference

CUPERTINO, Calif. - April 30, 2003 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that Brian J. Finan, Symantec’s director of strategic programs and homeland security, and Ronald Partridge, senior director, public sector, will deliver presentations at the 2003 Software Technology Conference (STC), in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 28-May 1.

Finan’s presentation, titled “Government and Internet Security,” will examine the integration of network security technologies into government agencies’ overall IT design objectives. He will also address security policies, technologies and effective management requirements to secure government IT assets from attacks that impair availability and compromise data. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, April 30, from 1 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.

Partridge’s presentation, titled “Beyond AntiVirus: Beating Blended Threats,” will document the rise of increasingly sophisticated blended threats; combining attributes of viruses, worms, Trojan horses and intrusions and targeting specific system vulnerabilities. He will detail multiple propagation avenues for blended threats and explain how effective protection can be delivered through improved integration of antivirus, firewall and intrusion detection safeguards. Partridge’s presentation will take place on Wednesday, April 30, from 3 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.

In it’s 15th year, STC is the premier software conference in the U.S. Department of Defense and is co-sponsored by the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Utah State University. The conference regularly brings together technology experts from the military services, academia and the private sector.

Finan is a retired U.S. Army intelligence officer and an authority on information assurance strategies and technologies in the public sector. In his current position, he leads Symantec’s information assurance support of large federal government IT programs and numerous state security initiatives. Prior to joining Symantec, Finan held senior executive roles at technology firms catering to security demands of the Defense Department, law enforcement and intelligence communities.

Partridge is an information security expert with extensive experience protecting the IT assets of large public and private sector enterprises. He currently oversees operations supporting a number of military, civilian federal government and state government customers. Prior to joining Symantec, Partridge was a regional vice president with security firm AXENT Technologies, where he worked closely with corporate customers in sectors including financial services, health care, telecommunications, energy and consumer goods.

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