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Symantec Vision 2006: Protecting Customers' Infrastructure, Information, and Interactions

Symantec CEO Discusses Strategy for Providing Complete Data Security and Availability; Recognizes Customers for Visionary Use of Symantec Software

SAN FRANCISCO -- Symantec Vision 2006 -- May 8, 2006 -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John W. Thompson today will open the company's ninth annual user conference, Symantec Vision 2006, by highlighting the company's strategy to provide the complete protection necessary for an organization to keep its infrastructure up and running without sacrificing access to critical information. The company will also present a select group of global customers with Symantec Visionary awards to recognize their use of Symantec software products and services to achieve measurable business benefits.

"Today's companies need a broad set of solutions designed to protect their infrastructure, information, and interactions," said Thompson. "That means creating a trusted environment, free of risks to security, availability, compliance, and performance. Symantec is helping build this secure environment by delivering solutions that facilitate trust and security, freeing IT to innovate and deliver value to business."

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Symantec 2006 Visionary Awards
This year marks the third annual Visionary Awards selections, recognizing IT leaders from around the world for their innovative use of Symantec solutions to ensure the security, availability and performance of business critical information and applications to drive tangible business benefits. Representing a range of industries, global markets and geographic locations, the 2006 Visionary Award winners include American Express, Banco de Chile, Clearstream, DHL, Kettering Medical Center Network, MGM MIRAGE, Shinhan Bank and Sisters of Mercy Health System.

Symantec IT Compliance
Symantec today will unveil its IT Compliance solution, a broad set of interoperable security and availability products and services that allow customers to reduce the costs of achieving compliance by automating: policy management, IT controls assessment, collection of data from disparate IT control points, policy enforcement and documentation retention. This IT Compliance solution positions Symantec as the only company that automates the collection of data from disparate IT control points, including security and availability products, to provide an organization with a consolidated view of its IT compliance systems and policies.

At 4 PM PDT today, David Smith, Senior Compliance Analyst, Symantec Corp., will moderate a panel discussion on the importance of IT compliance and how to best define, control and govern compliance with internal policies and industry regulations. The panel will consist of three Symantec representatives and executives with three Symantec customers, and will focus on the different areas associated with IT compliance including IT policies and controls, document retention, and professional services.

Upcoming Announcements at Vision 2006
On Tuesday, May 9, Symantec plans to make significant announcements at the Symantec Vision conference around a suite of data protection, storage, server, and application management software products and services that will enable customers to cost-effectively take active control over their data centers, providing them with the confidence that their information is protected, available, and accessible. The press conference is scheduled to begin at 8 AM PDT. Additional information will be available at the following URL: www.symantec.com/news

Additional Executive Keynotes at Symantec Vision 2006 include:

Monday, May 8
Ajei Gopal, chief technology officer, Symantec, will present “Technology Now” at 1:30 PM PDT.

Tuesday, May 9
- Scott McNealy, chairman of the board of directors, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and chairman of Sun Federal, Inc., will present at 9:30 AM PDT.
- Kris Hagerman, senior vice president, Data Center Management, Symantec, will present “Infrastructure” at 1:30 PM PDT.
- Jeremy Burton, senior vice president, Security and Data Management, Symantec, will present “Information” at 5 PM PDT.

Wednesday, May 10
- Pat Gelsinger, senior vice president, general manager, Digital Enterprise Group, Intel Corporation, will present at 9:30 AM PDT.
- Enrique Salem, senior vice president, Consumer Products and Solutions, Symantec, will present “Interactions” at 1:30 PM PDT.

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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