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Symantec Offers Webcast on Security Staff Retention and Development

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Aug. 20, 2002 - Symantec Corp., (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that it will host a Webcast offering recommendations on security training, education and certification programs that will help organizations make the most of their security personnel investments. The Webcast, titled “Growing (and Keeping) a Good Security Staff” will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 7 a.m. PST or 1 p.m. PST. Attendees can register at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/Content/webcastinfo.cfm?WebcastID=32.

Bob Shaffer, manager of Security Solutions Curriculum Development for Education Services at Symantec, will lead the Webcast. Shaffer will discuss how to use education and certification programs to develop critical skills to improve recruiting, enrich careers and strengthen staff retention programs.

"Many IT managers who are responsible for setting strategic security decisions and policies need to stretch their security technology investment by growing and keeping good people," said Shaffer. "By implementing training and certification programs and continually evaluating these programs for security professionals, IT managers can develop an effective recruiting and retention tool."

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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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