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Symantec CEO to Keynote at RSA Conference 2006


Symantec Executives to Participate in Panel Discussions

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb 8, 2006 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that John W. Thompson, Symantec’s chairman and chief executive officer, will keynote at the RSA Conference 2006 on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. PT. Other Symantec speakers include James Socas, senior vice president, Corporate Development; Lawrence Dietz, senior marketing director; and Samir Kapuria, principal security strategist. RSA Conference 2006 is being held Feb. 13-17, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.

In his keynote, Thompson will discuss how the industry needs to evolve to protect digital interactions and give customers trust and confidence in the digital world. A live webcast of the speech will be available on Symantec’s Web site at To listen to the live event, please go to the Web site at least 15 minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay and podcast will be available on the site shortly after the call.

Socas will participate in the panel “Security Exits -- What the Big Boys are Buying,” part of the Business of Security track, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. PT. The panel will discuss recent purchases by public companies and areas where future company purchases are likely to take place.

Dietz will participate in two sessions on Wednesday, Feb. 15. At 2 p.m. PT he will present “You are the Target,” part of the Hackers and Threats track, helping security practitioners think like their adversaries to bolster their own security. At 3:25 p.m. PT, Dietz will join a panel “Who is Leading the Charge to Secure Consumers Online: Industry, Government or Both?” part of the Law, Legislation & Compliance track. The panel will explore necessary steps to protect consumers.

Kapuria is scheduled to present “Security Solutions: Managing Risk,” part of the Security Solutions track, on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 3:25 p.m. PT. This session will explore how to create an effective risk management program while sustaining a flexible infrastructure, focusing on identification, assessment, development, compartmentalization, and management.

For more information on Symantec and its solutions visit the company at booth 1006. Highlighted solutions include email security and availability, client lifecycle management server and desktop recovery, endpoint security, business continuity, compliance, and comprehensive threat management.

The RSA Conference, now in its 15th year, will provide the audience of over 14,000 front-line IT staff, IT managers, developers, policy makers, security experts and company executives the opportunity to increase their personal knowledge, share valuable insights with colleagues and be the first to see new network security technologies. For more information about the RSA Conference, or to register, visit

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