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VERITAS Backup Exec Software Helps Protect Critical Data in Microsoft Partner Solutions Center

VERITAS Backup Exec 10.0 provides unparalleled data protection and ease of use through centralized data protection and management
NEW YORK - January 18, 2005 - VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS) today announced that Microsoft Corporation is using VERITAS Backup Exec 10.0 for Windows Servers to help protect critical data in its Microsoft Partner Solutions Center (MPSC). Microsoft has deployed the latest version of Backup Exec software to centrally manage backup in the MPSC (see related press release: VERITAS Software Used by Microsoft to Protect Critical Data, September 9, 2004).
VERITAS Backup Exec 10.0 helps enable Microsoft to eliminate time-consuming manual backups and protect the critical data residing on the center's 20 servers through the Central Administration Server Option, a single, easy-to-use console that simplifies and centralizes the backup process. Backup Exec 10.0 provides comprehensive Windows data protection and can scale to meet the future data protection needs of the fast-growing MPSC.
"Microsoft has utilized VERITAS software for data protection for several years, so selecting Backup Exec 10.0 for the MPSC was an easy choice," said Jarmo Paukkunen, director, Microsoft Partner Solutions Center. "Backup Exec 10.0 software is extremely easy to use and it works seamlessly with the various types of hardware we use. Using Backup Exec software, we've centralized data backups across all of our servers and we can monitor backup performance through its simple, integrated console."

The Microsoft Partner Solutions Center

The Microsoft Partner Solutions Center (MPSC), located in Redmond, Washington, brings together products and technologies from Microsoft, original equipment manufacturers, network equipment providers, independent software vendors, independent hardware vendors, access providers, systems integrators and solution providers -- to provide one of the industry's most comprehensive technology solution proving grounds. The facility provides a unique, multi-vendor environment where service providers can rapidly build and test secure, end-to-end network solutions to meet customer requirements.

About VERITAS Software

VERITAS Software, one of the top 10 largest software companies in the world, is a leading provider of software and services to enable utility computing. In a utility computing model, IT resources are aligned with business needs, and business applications are delivered with optimal performance and availability on a shared computing infrastructure, minimizing hardware and labor costs. VERITAS products and services for data protection, storage & server management, high availability and application performance management are used by 99 percent of the Fortune 500. More information about VERITAS Software can be found at www.veritas.com.

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Press Contacts:
Gina Sheibley , Corporate Communications , VERITAS Software
(650) 527-2589 , gina.sheibley@veritas.com

Andrew McCarthy , Corporate Communications , VERITAS Software
(650) 527-3183 , andrew.mccarthy@veritas.com

Investor Contact:
Tim Harvey , VERITAS Software
(650) 527-4523 , tim.harvey@veritas.com
This press release may include estimates and forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the risk that our products will not perform as well as expected, the risk that we will not gain market acceptance of our products and services, the risk that we will not be able to maintain the quality of our end-user customer and partnering relationships and the risk that we will not manage our business effectively, that could cause the actual results we achieve to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For more information regarding potential risks, see the "Factors That May Affect Future Results" section of our most recent annual and quarterly report on file with the SEC. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.
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