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Symantec Establishes Global and Regional Partner Advisory Councils


Focus on Deeper Partnerships and Collaboration with Resellers and Distributors

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb 22, 2006 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the Symantec Global and North American, Latin American, European, and Asia-Pacific Regional Partner Advisory Councils. With these councils, Symantec brings select enterprise security and availability partners from around the world together with Symantec management to discuss the company’s vision, products, sales strategies, and partner program.

The Symantec Global and Regional Partner Advisory Councils are focused on strengthening partnerships between Symantec and its Enterprise partners; establishing a highly interactive vehicle in order to shape go-to-market strategies; and building an effective, influential forum for strategic communication between Symantec and its partners from all over the world.

“As a channel-oriented company, Symantec places a high priority on partner feedback,” said Julie Parrish, vice president of global channel sales and strategy at Symantec. “The Symantec Global and Regional Partner Advisory Councils serve as invaluable tools in enabling Symantec to deliver the solutions, programs, and services that help our partners grow their businesses in today’s highly competitive environment.”

The Symantec Global Partner Advisory Council and the Symantec Regional Partner Advisory Council include more than 20 partners, representing the geographic regions in which Symantec does business as well as key industry segments. The Councils hold an annual meeting to provide input on Symantec strategy and convene quarterly through conference calls to discuss topical product and operational issues.

“Information security, data protection, and availability are business-critical requirements for our government and commercial customers so DLT Solutions is pleased to see Symantec closely collaborating with the channel in leading the convergence of these technologies,” said Rick Marcotte, president and CEO of DLT Solutions, Inc. “It is clear that Symantec is committed to maintaining its industry-leading solution set and to enabling its partners to be successful in the marketplace.”

Members of the Symantec Global Partner Advisory Council include 3S Soft, Applied Computer Solutions, Bell Micro, Brasoftware Informatica, Cientec Computacion, CompuCom Systems, Computacenter, DLT Solutions, En Pointe Technologies, Grupo Theos, Jainam Technologies, NexInnovations, Nissho Electronics Corp., OSIATIS, Systems Management Planning Inc., Siemens Business Services, Strategic Technologies, Systex Corporation, Technical Associates, Uniskill, and Volante Systems.

Members of the North American Symantec Regional Partner Advisory Council include Adexis, Applied Computer Solutions, Apptis, Bayshore Technologies, Carolina Advanced Digital, CBE/Firetower, CHIPS Computer Consulting, CompuCom Systems, Continental Resources, Inc., Creative Breakthroughs, Inc., DLT Solutions, Inc., Emagined Security, En Pointe Technologies, FlexITy Solutions, Inc., FusionStorm, Galaxy Data, Inc., Govplace, Intelligent Systems and Networking, Peters and Associates, and Venture Technologies.

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