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Symantec Government Symposium 2008: Critical Connections on the Cyber Frontier


Symantec to bring together noted government and private sector experts to address critical IT challenges

CUPERTINO, Calif. – July 22, 2008 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), today announced Symantec Government Symposium 2008, Symantec’s annual event dedicated to the public sector and its partners. The event will bring together more than 500 government IT, security, and business professionals to discuss all aspects of information protection—including storage management, endpoint security, virtualization, and backup and recovery—as they relate to the public sector.

The event will be held on July 31, 2008, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Symantec Chairman and CEO John W. Thompson and MSNBC Senior Campaign Correspondent Tucker Carlson will be keynote speakers.

“Government and industry are partners in protecting critical information and infrastructure in today’s increasingly sophisticated threat environment,” said Jim Russell, Symantec’s vice president for public sector. “With this symposium, Symantec aims to further cultivate collaboration between the public and private sectors to share information and expertise on available technology and best practices. These critical connections will help reinforce public confidence in federal information security today and well into the future.”

Focus on Key Public Sector Issues

Attendees at the Symantec Government Symposium 2008 will teach, learn and collaborate on a variety of timely topics, including the following:

* What’s ahead for FISMA 2.0
* How trusted Internet connections can reduce the government’s points of access from 1,000 to 50
* Data center consolidation
* Green IT
* How Federal agencies can save up to $13.9 billion each year through telework
* The new National Cyber Security Initiative

To register for the Symposium, view the full speaker faculty, or access more information, visit

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help businesses and consumers secure and manage their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at

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