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Symantec Client Security For Nokia 9500

Symantec Client Security For Nokia 9500 Communicator And Nokia 9300 Smartphone Keeps New Devices Safe

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced the availability of Symantec Client Security for the Nokia 9500 Communicator and Nokia 9300 smartphone. The new solution increases users’ confidence in using their Nokia devices to connect to the Internet, check e-mail, download files, and to be more productive while safeguarding against the risk of losing valuable information due to viruses, worms or other malicious attacks.

Symantec Client Security for the Nokia devices is among the world’s first embedded security solutions for the Symbian operating system based devices, and is Symantec’s latest offering in the wireless handheld market. Featuring the world’s first integrated mobile antivirus and firewall protection, the software will be provided preloaded on the phones’ memory cards and can be updated wirelessly through Symantec LiveUpdate. It provides enhanced protection through integrated threat response and management capabilities.

Of crucial importance to corporations, the new software prevents unwanted network intrusions from entering or spreading to or from Nokia 9500 Communicator and 9300 smartphone business devices. Configuration management features allow administrators to manage the Nokia devices locally and remotely, and configure, lock and enforce security policies. Symantec Client Security for Nokia devices extends existing IT security policies to these new endpoint devices, enabling workforce mobility while keeping corporate infrastructure protected.

“As communication continues to accelerate toward being both instantaneous and global, individuals are demanding access to information for their personal and business needs, while corporations are more keenly aware than ever of the need to protect their infrastructure and brand assets,” said Richard Batchelar, country manager, Symantec New Zealand. “Symantec Client Security for the Nokia 9500 Communicator and 9300 smartphone enables access to vital information while safeguarding individuals and corporations from electronic threats.”

“Mobile phones and smart handheld devices will become increasingly tempting targets for virus writers over the next few years,” reports IDC analyst Sally Hudson.

“Nokia is delighted to be working with Symantec to secure its recently announced business optimised devices,” said Panu Kuusisto, director of Alliance Development for Nokia’s enterprise unit. “Symantec’s integrated antivirus and firewall protection for the Nokia 9500 Communicator and 9300 smartphone will provide the much needed peace of mind CIOs and business decision makers require when considering a business mobility deployment.”

The Nokia 9500 Communicator with Symantec Client Security is currently available in Europe, and some Pacific Rim countries including New Zealand. It is planned to be available in the United States in the first quarter of 2005.

About Symantec

Symantec is the global leader in information security providing a broad range of software, appliances and services designed to help individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, and large enterprises secure and manage their IT infrastructure. Symantec’s Norton brand of products is the worldwide leader in consumer security and problem-solving solutions. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 35 countries. More information is available at http://www.symantec.com.

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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT: This press release contains forward-looking statements, including forecasts of future revenue and earnings per share, expected industry patterns, and other financial and business results that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from results expressed or implied by this press release. Such risk factors include, among others: the sustainability of recent growth rates, particularly in consumer products; the anticipation of the growth of certain market segments, particularly enterprise security; the positioning of Symantec’s products in those segments; the competitive environment in the software industry; general market conditions; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; changes to operating systems and product strategy by vendors of operating systems; and whether Symantec can successfully develop new products and integrate acquired businesses, and the degree to which these products and businesses gain market acceptance. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements in this press release. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in the Risk Factors sections of Symantec’s recently filed Form 10-K. Symantec assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release.

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