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Symantec Announces 2008 Partner Award Winners

WASHINGTON D.C. – Symantec Partner Engage – Oct. 16, 2008 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the 2008 North American Partner Award winners at Symantec Partner Engage 2008. The Symantec Partner Awards recognize channel leaders for their success in partnering with Symantec to help joint customers protect their information-driven businesses. These organizations have invested in expanding their knowledge of Symantec solutions to help customers effectively secure and manage the information that is critically important to their businesses. The winners of the 2008 Symantec Partner Awards are Consonus, Laurus Technologies, CMT, CDW, CDW-G and TeraMach.

Symantec developed the Partner Awards program to recognize industry leaders from around the world for their innovative use of technology in driving business value results. The winners were formally recognized by Randy Cochran, vice president, North American channel sales, Symantec, during his keynote on Thursday, Oct. 16.

"We work in an information-driven world and IT departments must have the confidence that they are able to secure and manage a growing amount of information and an increasingly complex infrastructure," said Randy Cochran, vice president, North American channel sales, Symantec. "Our success is tied to the strength of the relationships we build with our customers and partners. The 2008 Channel Partner awards serve as a way to spotlight those partners who have clearly improved the customer's experience by combining Symantec products with their own quality service."

Partner Engage, Symantec's annual partner conference, is being held Oct. 15-17 at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C. At the event Symantec will address partners through various keynotes and breakout sessions on relevant topics including data protection, storage management and high availability, endpoint management and security, the Symantec partner program and sales and partnering strategies.

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