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Industry Report Positions Symantec in the Leader Quadrant for Personal Firewalls


Personal Firewall Vendors Evaluated Based on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Aug. 10, 2006 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a leader in the “Magic Quadrant for Personal Firewalls, 1Q06” report . According to the report, “the personal firewall market in 2006 is transitioning from best-of-breed products to endpoint security suites that combine personal firewall with malicious code defenses, such as antivirus and anti-spyware, and policy enforcement based on physical device port defense and some form of network access control (NAC).”

“Symantec’s vision and proven ability to execute is highlighted by recent technology acquisitions such as Sygate and WholeSecurity, and through our continued internal development of innovative security solutions,” said Brad Kingsbury, Vice President, Product Delivery, Symantec Corp. “By offering customers industry-leading personal firewall, antivirus, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention and network access control technologies, Symantec’s Endpoint Security solutions help organizations stay ahead of new threats and ensure compliance with IT policies.”

Customers are provided comprehensive endpoint security through Symantec’s endpoint protection and endpoint compliance solutions to defend against zero-day attacks, malicious insiders and actions that do not comply with corporate security policies. Symantec Endpoint Security solutions enable organizations to actively evaluate, protect, and remediate managed and unmanaged systems as they connect to corporate assets.

Symantec’s Endpoint Security solutions are backed by Symantec Security Response. Part of the Symantec Global Services and Support organization, Symantec Security Response experts work to protect enterprise businesses and consumers from the latest security threats. Symantec Security Response, a team of dedicated intrusion experts, security engineers, virus hunters, and global technical support teams, provides customers with comprehensive, global 24x7 Internet security expertise to guard against today’s complex Internet threats.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted June 2006 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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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