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Symantec Announces 2008 Government Visionary Award Winners


IT Leaders from the United States Postal Service, the State of Michigan and Fairfax County, Virginia, Receive 2008 Visionary Awards at Symantec Government Symposium

WASHINGTON D.C. – Symantec Government Symposium 2008 – July 31, 2008 Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), today announced the 2008 Government Visionary Award winners at Symantec Government Symposium 2008, Symantec’s annual event dedicated to the public sector and its partners. The Visionary Awards recognize government IT thought leaders for their innovative use of Symantec products and services to protect their critical assets and data. These organizations have developed policies and systems to effectively protect and manage the information that is critically important to them. Representing state, local, and federal government, the winners are IT leaders from the United States Postal Service, the State of Michigan and Fairfax County, Virginia.

2008 Government Visionary Award winners:

* United States Postal Service
* State of Michigan
* Fairfax County Government

“Our public sector customers share the enormous responsibility of protecting sensitive information while simultaneously ensuring its availability as dictated by freedom of information requirements, said John W. Thompson, Chairman and CEO, Symantec Corp. “These Government Visionary Award recipients have successfully implemented Symantec solutions to meet these dual requirements while lowering the total cost of ownership of their information systems. They can serve not only as role models for other government agencies but also for the business sector.”

Four years ago, Symantec developed the Visionary Awards program to recognize IT leaders from around the world for their innovative use of technology to drive tangible value results. The Visionary Awards winners will be recognized by John W. Thompson, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Symantec Corp., following his lunchtime keynote.

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