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Symantec Expert to Participate in Comdex Panel Discussion

Van Geijn to discuss Security Strategies for Enterprise Networks

CUPERTINO, Calif. - April 5, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security technology, today announced that Ronald Van Geijn, director of product management at Symantec, will participate in a panel discussion at COMDEX Chicago on Thursday, April 5, 2001. Van Geijn will speak on Security Strategies for Your Enterprise Network during the 1:15 p.m. session of the conference. In this session he will discuss corporate security policies designed to protect enterprise networks against malicious attacks.

"As new technologies and threats emerge, the security challenges for corporations have become increasingly complex," Van Geijn said. "Security is now an ongoing issue that directly affects an organization's ability to conduct business, reinforcing the need to implement enterprise-wide security policies."

As director of product management at Symantec, Van Geijn is responsible for product development and innovation for Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) and NetRecon. Prior to joining Symantec, Van Geijn oversaw security for the Netherlands's Ministry of Justice, where he was responsible for the implementation of a 900-user infrastructure.

COMDEX Chicago, which runs April 2-5, is focused on Putting Technology to Work. The conference will offer programs designed to enable participants to make better informed IT business decisions. The content is intended for corporate non-IT management, small business and .com entrepreneurs, systems managers, technologists, web professionals and resellers.

About Symantec
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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