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Symantec Security Expert Addresses WebSec 2000 Conference

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Aug. 22, 2000 - Symantec Corporation, a world leader in Internet security technology, today announced one of its chief architects, Char Sample, will present at the WebSec 2000: The E-Security Conference and Expo in San Francisco, Calif., August 22 - 24. Sample offers security expertise in a session entitled, "Comparing Firewall Technologies, " which will be held on Aug. 23 from 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

"Increasingly sophisticated threats from the always-on broadband connection require IT professionals to exercise full protection on their network servers," said Sample. "This seminar provides IT professionals with information on the strengths and weaknesses of today's technology, the background and significance of firewall protection, and solutions to combat various Internet security attacks."

WebSec 2000: The E-Security Conference and Expo addresses various topics on security and technology ranging from information systems security, to risk management and disaster recovery. Individual workshop sessions range from low to high in technical content to appeal to all levels of professionals in the IT industry. In addition to the informative workshops, the WebSec Expo features product demos and invites its audience to become familiar with the latest technology for Internet security protection.

Sample is a chief architect for Symantec Research Labs and has more than 15 years of experience in the industry. Sample's expertise includes firewall installation, deployment of e-commerce solutions, implementation of organizational training, and a history of conference presentations on the topic of Internet security. Sample holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree in systems management at Capitol College.

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