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Symantec Managed Security Services Offers New Secure Internet Interface to Help Organizations Understand, Improve their Security Posture

New Real-Time Threat Information Helps Organizations Mitigate Business Risk

CUPERTINO, Calif. - March 15, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security technology, today announced the availability of the new Symantec Managed Security Services Secure Internet Interface, which provides clients with greater visibility into their security posture and deeper perspective on how to mitigate risks in the global threat landscape. The Secure Internet Interface includes new worm infection reports, at-a-glance summary pages, information on critical emerging threats and vulnerabilities, and recommendations on Symantec Managed Security Services' response activity around global emerging threats. It also provides enhanced device tracking and management, and expanded administration capabilities to help client organizations better enforce their security model through the Secure Internet Interface.

"When companies make a decision to outsource their critical infrastructure, they should expect to receive a high-quality, valuable experience at every touchpoint to their managed security services provider," said Grant Geyer, vice president, Symantec Global Managed Security Services. "Our new Secure Internet Interface provides management a high-level, comprehensive view into their overall security posture while at the same time still providing the detailed technical analysis that security experts find invaluable. "

Leveraging Symantec's expertise as a world leader in malicious code management and protection, the Secure Internet Interface enables client organizations to better protect against fast-spreading, emerging threats with new worm infection reports. The Secure Internet Interface also provides a comprehensive view of the threat landscape as well as the Symantec ThreatCon, which provides insight into the current threat state of the Internet. The introduction of enhanced summary pages in the Secure Internet Interface provides clients a concise yet complete overview of their security status.

"Dealing with today's growing number of complex blended threats requires a fast response based on timely and accurate information," said John O'Keefe, senior Internet services analyst, Current Analysis, Inc. "Symantec's Secure Internet Interface provides Symantec Managed Security Services customers a well-designed Web portal that delivers the information organizations need to secure their business assets."

Enhanced device tracking and management capabilities allow users to directly update information about their devices, modify contact priority, and view policy change usage statistics. The Secure Internet Interface also offers expanded administration capabilities, meeting the needs of large, distributed enterprise organizations by including the ability to define user roles and detailed permissions for stronger policy enforcement.

Part of Symantec's Enterprise Security Services, Symantec Managed Security Services leverages global intelligence to offer fast and accurate analysis of security data to protect customers against emerging threats and reduce overall security risk. Its 24x7 real-time services enhance an organization's information security posture through continuous monitoring and management, expert analysis, and immediate response to potential security threats. In addition, Symantec's Security Operations Centers have been fully audited and certified by independent third parties to meet industry-leading standards, including BS7799 certification and SAS70 Type II attestation. For more information, please visit http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/SecurityServices.

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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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