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Daymon Worldwide Brings Data Protection to Remote Users with VERITAS Backup Exec 10.0

Desktop and Laptop Option helps ensure that mobile worker data is protected for global provider of private label consumer products
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - February 1, 2005 - VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS) announced today that Daymon Worldwide has already achieved faster backup times and substantial improvements in IT productivity using VERITAS Backup Exec™ 10.0 software, the Gold Standard in Windows Data Protection. Daymon Worldwide is using Backup Exec 10.0 with the Backup Exec Desktop and Laptop Option to protect critical data that resides on employees’ desktop and laptop computers, accelerate data recovery and lower overall IT costs.
Daymon Worldwide has relied on Backup Exec software to protect its data center for three years and is now using Backup Exec 10.0 to protect the two-and-a-half terabytes of company data stored on individual employees’ Dell desktop and laptop computers. That data is growing at a rate of 20 percent a year.
Founded in 1970, Daymon is the leading provider of marketing and merchandising services for private-label consumer products, helping retailers, wholesalers & their manufacturing partners market economical, store-brand versions of everything from face cream to canned soups. The company has more than 9,000 employees in the U.S., Europe and Japan, including several hundred mobile users who spend most of their time at customer sites working from their laptop computers.
The VERITAS Backup Exec Desktop and Laptop Option provides Daymon Worldwide continuous disk-based protection for its mobile workers by automatically copying files as they are saved to the network, helping to ensure that the most up-to-date versions of documents and other critical files are available on all of an individual user’s computers. Additionally, users can restore files without having to contact an IT administrator. For Daymon Worldwide’s mobile workers, the Desktop and Laptop Option automatically backs up their files to network storage, helping protect against accidental data loss without requiring users to spend time manually backing up their files.
“We want our employees focused on helping our customers better market their products—not worrying about backing up their desktop and laptop data,” said Josh Bauer, network administrator, Daymon Worldwide. “People still have a tendency to keep important things on their desktops. With Backup Exec 10.0, it’s no longer a problem. The software completely automates the backup process, so important company data is protected and our employees are able to focus on serving customers.”
“The biggest benefit of Backup Exec 10.0 is peace of mind,” added Bauer. “With the Desktop and Laptop Option, we can rest assured that company data is protected. Our employees are happy too because they don’t even have to think about data backup and recovery. With Backup Exec Desktop and Laptop Option, the whole process is completely automated.”
The Desktop and Laptop Option has already begun to demonstrate tangible returns for Daymon Worldwide. “When one of our executives accidentally deleted something important from his laptop a few weeks ago, we performed a restore with Backup Exec software,” said Bauer. “We were able to figure out what had happened to his file and get it back in minutes—instead of hours.”
Backup Exec 10.0 has also helped Daymon Worldwide’s IT staff reduce the time spent on routine chores, such as maintaining, erasing and replacing backup tapes. “We’re always trying to find ways to lower our costs and improve the way we do things,” said Bauer. “Prior to implementing VERITAS Backup Exec software, we spent at least several hours each week managing our backup. With Backup Exec 10 it takes less than five minutes a week, which frees up our IT staff’s time for strategic projects that add value to our company and our customers.”

About VERITAS Software

VERITAS Software, one of the 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 top of shared computing infrastructure, minimizing hardware and labor costs. With 2004 revenue of $2.04 billion, VERITAS delivers products and services for data protection, storage & server management, high availability and application performance management that are used by 99 percent of the Fortune 500. More information about VERITAS Software can be found at www.veritas.com.

For More Information Contact:

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

Tim Harvey , Investor Relations , VERITAS Software
(650) 527-4523 , tim.harvey@veritas.com
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