SOURCE: Symantec

February 01, 2007 08:00 ET

Symantec Expert to Participate in Energy IT Compliance Panel at DistribuTECH

Discussion to Define Strategies Aligning IT Asset Protection and Operations With Industry Mandates

CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 1, 2007 -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that Gary Sevounts, Symantec's senior director of power and energy solutions, will participate in a panel discussion on IT security and compliance strategies for the energy sector at the 2007 DistribuTECH conference, Feb. 4-6, at the San Diego Convention Center. The panel discussion, titled "Measuring and Proving Security Compliance," will take place on Monday, Feb. 5, at 8:30 a.m. PT.

In his panel remarks, Sevounts will discuss the changing risk landscape challenging the security, reliability and performance of IT assets supporting business and control system operations for energy enterprises. He will also outline energy security and IT risk management strategies for ensuring compliance with important industry mandates, such as the North American Electric Reliability Council's critical infrastructure protection (NERC CIP) requirements issued in 2006.

A frequent presenter at energy conferences, Sevounts is responsible for the definition and introduction of Symantec's enterprise security and availability solutions in process control industries, including electric power, oil & gas, water utilities, and process manufacturing.

About DistribuTECH

DistribuTECH is the leading automation and information technology conference and exhibition in the utility industry; and provides the best resources, tools and networking opportunities relating to electric utility automation and control systems, IT, transmission and distribution engineering, power and delivery equipment, and water utility technology. Additional information on DistribuTECH is available online at

Symantec's Solutions for the Energy Sector

Symantec offers a comprehensive set of enterprise solutions designed to help electric, water, oil and gas firms ensure business continuity, achieve standards and regulatory readiness, and avoid costly disruptions and recovery time associated with cyber security incidents. Key solution components include perimeter and network security technologies, and solutions for configuration and software patch management, data backup and recovery, security policy compliance and endpoint protection. Complementary services offered to utilities include managed security services and specialized SCADA and DCS assessment and compliance consulting services.

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in infrastructure software, enabling businesses and consumers to have confidence in a connected world. The company helps customers protect their infrastructure, information, and interactions by delivering software and services that address risks to security, availability, compliance, and performance. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in 40 countries. More information is available at

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