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Symantec Security Expert To Speak At ABA National Conference


CUPERTINO, CA, - Feb. 18, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced that Kim Legelis, director of banking and financial services industry solutions for Symantec, will speak at the ABA National Conference for Community Bankers, held Feb. 20 - 23, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Ariz.

Legelis will participate in a panel discussion entitled, “Protecting Your Customers: Phishing and Other Threats” on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 10 - 11:30 a.m. MT. The session will discuss the fact that phishing for customer information on the Internet has become a popular sport and threatens to increase the incidence of identity theft. Attendees will learn how phishing tactics work and how they impact community bank customers. This session also will discuss what community banks can do to protect their customers, as well as themselves, from Internet frauds.

As director of banking and financial services industry solutions for Symantec, Legelis assesses business initiatives in the financial services industry and then develops and implements security strategies or solutions addressing those initiatives In her role, she has worked with dozens of financial institutions, industry associations such as the Financial Services Technology Consortium, the Anti-Phishing Working Group and helped co-found the AntiFraud Alliance.

The Symantec Online Fraud Management Solution provides enterprises a multi-pronged solution for mitigating online fraud. It protects financial institutions and their customers by blocking fraudulent emails from reaching consumers and alerting the company that its customers are under attack. At the same time, the Symantec Online Fraud Management Solution provides customer education, customer desktop security assessment, and customer protection technologies that protect the consumer as well as the enterprise network. By combining Symantec’s award-winning technologies and information security knowledge, the Symantec Online Fraud Management Solution enables financial institutions to retain trust and minimize risk while helping consumers avoid becoming victims of online fraud.

Consulting services are also included in the solution to ensure that it meets the needs of individual financial institutions so that they can immediately begin mitigating their fraud exposure. For more information about Symantec’s Online Fraud Management Solution, go to

About Symantec
Symantec is the global leader in information security providing a broad range of software, appliances and services designed to help individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, and large enterprises secure and manage their IT infrastructure. Symantec’s Norton brand of products is the worldwide leader in consumer security and problem-solving solutions. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 35 countries. More information is available at


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