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Leading Polish Bank Chooses Symantec For Enterprise Virus Protection

Bank Przemys³owo-Handlowy (BPH) Installs Symantec Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb. 7, 2001, 2001 Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), today announced Bank Przemys³owo-Handlowy (BPH), Poland's leading bank, has purchased a 7,000-user license for Norton AntiVirus Enterprise Solution. The enterprise-wide license covers BPH's entire retail network including desktops, file and e-mail servers as well as gateways. This agreement extends a relationship between the two companies that began in 1998.

"Bank Przemys³owo-Handlowy is strongly convinced that Symantec's anti-virus solutions are the best available on the market," said Grzegorz Fitta, vice president of the BPH Management Board. "We must make sure that our clients are convinced about the integrity and availability of our data. With Symantec, we can protect our network with an easily managed enterprise solution. I would recommend the solution to other financial institutions."

"The need to protect against viruses and other forms of Internet security threats is no longer a technical requirement but a fundamental business need that senior executives must address," said Gail Hamilton, senior vice president of the Enterprise Solutions Division for Symantec. "Norton AntiVirus is part of Symantec Enterprise security, which enables customers to build a comprehensive security solution from best-of-breed, multi-platform Internet security products; manageability and administration tools; and world-class professional services and support."

Symantec Enterprise Security

Symantec Enterprise Security provides corporations with a comprehensive and modular Internet security solution. The solution allows customers to manage the complete security lifecycle of their computing environment from assessment and planning to implementation and monitoring.

Symantec Enterprise Security enables customers to build the best security solution for their organization by choosing from Symantec's best-of-breed, multi-platform Internet security products; manageability and administration tools; and world-class professional services and support. Symantec Enterprise Security also includes the Digital Immune System, Symantec's unique technology for automatic detection and cure of security threats.

About Bank Przemys³owo-Handlowy

Bank Przemys³owo-Handlowy (BPH) is one of Poland's largest bank. It was formed by the Polish Ministry of Finance on February 1, 1989 and was one of the first commercial banks in Poland. With 86.1percent of shares, Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG- is the main shareholder of BPH.

Bank Przemys³owo-Handlowy, with 1.2 million individual savings accounts and 755,000 corporate accounts, is the fifth largest Polish bank, with services for individuals and small enterprises.

BPH has 220 branches, 6,560 full-time employees and more than 250 cash machines. In 1999 as a leader in the Polish banking sector, BPH implemented an Internet banking system called SBI BPh-Sez@m . After integrating the banking system into PROFILE BPH won "Teleinfo" award for the best bank in Poland.

In 1999 BPH started the unification and standardisation of its IT environment by integrating the operational system into Windows NT, which is the standard for HypoVereinsbank Group worldwide.

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