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Symantec Adds to DeepSight

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced enhancements to its early warning DeepSight Services with two new alerts to help businesses protect their corporate reputation - Network
Infection Alerts and Brand Protection Alerts. Network Infection Alerts
identify outbound attacks from a corporate domain. Brand Protection Alerts notify companies of phishing sites abusing their brand name. DeepSight provides actionable security intelligence to help businesses respond to threats effectively and efficiently.

"As attacks become personalized, businesses must now defend against threats that not only impact system availability, but place intellectual property at risk and damage corporate reputation," said Michael Mulville, senior director of product management, Symantec DeepSight Services. "Responsible companies are looking to preserve the safety of their customer and ultimately their brand equity."

Network Infection Alerts monitor the Symantec Global Intelligence Network for malicious activity coming from a specific IP address range, such as a company's Web site. Such activity could indicate a malicious code infection within a company's network which is potentially damaging to corporate reputation. Network Infection Alerts provide the required details for IT staff to locate the infected machine and begin the remediation process.

DeepSight also provides Brand Protection Alerts which notify customers when phishing sites are identified that spoof their brand. According to Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report, Volume XII, Symantec observed an 18% increase in the volume of unique phishing messages in the first half of 2007. The Brand Protection Alert provides enough details, including IP address as well as dates and times for the site's activities, allowing the company to pursue take-down of the phishing site.

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC)