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Symantec Co-Sponsors New UK E-Commerce Information Assurance Forum

CUPERTINO, Calif. - March 28, 2000 — Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced its co-sponsorship of the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC), a newly formed independent membership forum which brings together commercial, government and academic organizations in the United Kingdom to focus on the development of policies on information assurance and critical infrastructure protection.

The IAAC is dedicated to the provision of objective research and analysis into national and international policy implications of protecting the critical information infrastructures that underpin e-commerce.

UK-based companies and central and local government departments that join the IAAC will receive latest information on Information Assurance and benefit from IAAC¹s on-going research. In addition, members will also be able to leverage the IAAC to influence government policy.

Government bodies including the Cabinet Office and the Communications-Electronic Security Group (CESG), as well as King¹s College London and companies such as BT, the Post Office and BAE Systems, are members of the IAAC alongside Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology.

About the IAAC

The Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) is an independent, membership forum supported by industry and central government. The Council is being formed in response to growing concerns over the trustworthiness and reliability of the information infrastructures that underpin the economy, government and vital social services in the UK and partner nations. It will provide a focus for the development of national and international policies on information assurance and critical infrastructure protection.

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

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