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Symantec Offers Free Webcast On Managed Intrusion Prevention Security Services

CUPERTINO, Calif. - April 30, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced its latest Webcast, "Everything You Need to Know About Managed Intrusion Prevention," designed to educate professionals at organizations of all sizes about protecting networks against unwanted intruders. Webcast attendees will learn the benefits of outsourcing managed security services, and how intrusion prevention security services can help them meet their e-business security needs. This 60 minute Webcast is scheduled for May 2 at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. EDT. Attendees can register at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/content/webcastinfo.cfm.

"With the proliferation of Internet-based networked business, a top security concern of organizations is keeping out unwanted visitors and protecting valuable corporate information and resources," said Charlie Johnson, Vice President, Worldwide Business Development, Symantec Security Services. "Security today can be managed outside of the organization, saving time and money, and ensuring appropriate security to suit the needs of any size organization."

Not all companies have the internal resources or expertise to help ensure that the proper security measures are in place to protect against security breaches. Outsourcing managed security services enable corporations to focus on their core business without the added pressure of recruiting, training and retaining security experts.

Symantec's "Everything You Need to Know About Managed Intrusion Prevention" Webcast will cover topics including:

  • The importance of 24x7 host and network intrusion detection, monitoring and response.
  • How firewall and vulnerability management are critical components of a comprehensive managed security service.
  • How the expertise and diligence of a managed security services team can add the experience and response required for immediate action in the event of an intrusion attempt.
  • Why single focus managed security services, such as firewall management, are not enough for diligent security protection.
  • Why monitoring without incident response capabilities is useless.

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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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT: This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding future technology and products, that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from results expressed or implied by this press release. Such risk factors include, among others: the risk that the Symantec and AXENT businesses will not be integrated successfully; the costs related to the merger; the difficulty of developing and marketing products that compete effectively with others, new security threats, and other economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting Symantec's business generally. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements in this press release. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in the Risk Factors sections of the Company's previously filed Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 30, 2000.