SOURCE: Symantec

May 23, 2006 08:00 ET

Symantec's Consumer Business Reaches Milestone of 200 Million Norton Products Sold

CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2006 -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that its world renowned Internet security solutions have arrived at a remarkable milestone of 200 million Norton products sold.

To celebrate this achievement, Symantec has selected a customer to represent all of the consumers around the world who have chosen Norton products 200 million times for their PC protection. Ken Mercier, a postal worker from Los Angeles, visited a Culver City, Calif. CompUSA store recently to purchase Norton Internet Security 2006 to secure his wife's notebook computer. On the way out, he was selected by a Symantec representative to be the face of the 200 million milestone. Mercier, a longtime Norton product user, received a prize pack from Symantec and CompUSA worth more than $8,000. The prizes included a complete line of Norton security software, a notebook computer, two digital cameras, a 30GB video iPod and a variety of other exciting consumer electronics.

To further commemorate the feat, Symantec is thanking customers and partners by offering $10 off select Norton products via mail-in or instant rebate, depending upon the retailer, at the following locations during Memorial Day weekend: Amazon.com, Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, Fry's, Office Depot, OfficeMax, and Staples. Customers shopping at Buy.com, J&R, and Micro Center will receive 10 percent off select Norton products from May 27 through May 29, 2006.

"Symantec and the Norton brand have been synonymous with comprehensive Internet security protection for more than 20 years and our goal from day one has been to give people peace of mind with the kind of reliable Internet protection that only Symantec can deliver," said Enrique Salem, Senior Vice President, Consumer Products and Solutions, for Symantec. "To reach this outstanding milestone is a credit to the company's long-term leadership through innovation and development of next-generation security technologies."

"CompUSA is thrilled to be associated with this historic milestone and is proud to celebrate the Norton family of products with customers this Memorial Day weekend and throughout the year," said Brian Woods, executive vice president and general merchandising manager for CompUSA.

Founded in April 1982, Symantec has a rich history of delivering Internet security and PC tune-up solutions to individual users, home offices, small businesses and enterprises. With integrated products that work seamlessly to protect customers' computers from virus outbreaks, malicious hacker attacks and dangerous spyware, Symantec's Norton line is renowned for providing Internet security, system performance, backup and recovery and remote PC solutions for home users. From viruses and worms to antispyware, antispam and firewall protection, the products that have driven Symantec to this milestone include Norton Internet Security, Norton Personal Firewall, Norton AntiVirus, Norton SystemWorks, Norton PartitionMagic, Norton Ghost, Norton GoBack, and Norton Save & Restore.

Symantec's industry-leading Norton line of products is backed by the company's unmatched Global Intelligence Network with 24,000 DeepSight sensors in more than 180 countries. In addition, Norton users are protected by Symantec's Security Operations Centers and Security Response Labs around the world, which provide 24x7 information security expertise to individuals and enterprises.

About Symantec

Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Symantec's Norton brand of consumer security products is a leader in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. For more information, please visit www.symantec.com.

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