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Symantec Provides Real-Time Anti-Virus Protection to Users of Palm OS Handheld Devices

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Dec. 12, 2001 -Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced the release of Symantec AntiVirus 2002 for Palm OS, the world's premier anti-virus software specially adapted and optimized for handheld devices and now compatible with the latest Palm and Windows operating systems. Symantec AntiVirus 2002 for Palm OS safeguards critical data on the Palm operating system against potential attacks by viruses and other malicious code. This product meets the needs of handheld device users by being compact, easy to install, easy to use, easy to keep updated via HotSync®.

Symantec AntiVirus 2002 for Palm OS is available to order from the Symantec online store at www.SymantecStore.com. Symantec AntiVirus 2002 for Palm OS is also included in the new Norton AntiVirus 2002 Professional Edition, the leading virus protection solution for small businesses and professionals.

"Mobile devices are becoming increasingly connected and now either hold or provide access to highly confidential personal and business information," said Steve Cullen, senior vice president of Symantec Consumer and Client Product Delivery. "These handhelds can be both a target of a virus infection as well as a conduit for viruses to spread to other devices and PCs. Symantec AntiVirus 2002 for Palm OS offers handheld users the most effective protection available against security threats such as viruses, Trojan horses and other malicious code."

Symantec AntiVirus 2002 for Palm OS scans for and detects viruses in Palm devices, providing real-time protection and on-demand scans to protect data on the handheld device even between synchronizations. Symantec's exclusive AutoProtect feature runs unobtrusively, protecting customers from viruses before the malicious code can infect their device. Symantec AntiVirus 2002 for Palm OS provides protection when the user opens an application, beams files, navigates the Internet or synchronizes data with a PC. Symantec has the only solution that provides Automatic LiveUpdate downloads of the latest virus definitions to the PC when it connects to the Internet. The latest definitions are then transferred automatically to the handheld device during HotSync® sessions. Customers receive one year of virus definition updates free of charge with the purchase of Symantec AntiVirus 2002 for Palm OS.

Pricing and Availability
Symantec AntiVirus 2002 for Palm OS is available for download from www.SymantecStore.com for US$39.95. Current users of Norton AntiVirus may purchase Symantec AntiVirus 2002 for Palm OS for $29.95 after a $10 mail-in rebate.

About Symantec
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.

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