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Symantec LiveState Recovery Manager To Provide Centralized, Policy-Based System And Data Protection For Enterprise Servers And Workstations

Consolidated Graphical Console Allows IT Administrators to Auto-Discover Unprotected Systems and Rapidly Resolve Backup Problems

CUPERTINO, Calif. - March 8, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced Symantec LiveState Recovery Manager 3.0, a centralized, policy-based system and data protection management solution for enterprise data centers, distributed computing environments and remote locations. Symantec LiveState Recovery Manager enhances information availability by allowing IT administrators to automatically enable remote systems for rapid recovery, centrally monitor the backup status of remote systems and quickly resolve backup problems. Scheduled to be available in April, it also simplifies regulatory compliance by auto-discovering systems that are not backed up regularly, providing graphical views of backup status and consolidating audit history information.

Symantec LiveState Recovery Manager is a new solution that provides real-time monitoring and control for Symantec LiveState Recovery, Symantec's disk-based recovery solution for enterprise servers and workstations. Introduced in 2002, Symantec LiveState Recovery enables organizations to significantly reduce backup windows and rapidly perform complete bare metal restoration of critical systems. LiveState Recovery integrates easily into existing IT environments, complementing leading tape-based backup systems.

"Symantec LiveState Recovery Manager improves our service levels and reduces IT costs by allowing us to immediately see any problems associated with enterprise-wide backup jobs and remotely resolve issues from a central location," said Greg Barry, business development manager at Power Consulting Group. "By using this product to deploy LiveState Recovery, we ensure that all systems are enabled for quick recovery without having to physically visit each system."

Symantec LiveState Recovery Manager is Symantec's first offering based on the LiveState architecture, a single unified platform for Symantec's server and client management solutions. The LiveState platform is designed to reduce complexity and make it easier for customers to deploy additional LiveState applications in the future, such as patch management, by leveraging a common console look-and-feel, management database and automated agent deployment infrastructure.

Symantec LiveState Recovery Manager allows IT administrators to:

  • Monitor backup status for an entire network, including how many devices are enabled for recovery, how many have jobs scheduled, how many have missed scheduled jobs and how many are offline
  • Use wizards to define backup policies for groups of servers or users with similar requirements and then deploy them through a drag-and-drop interface
  • Quickly resolve problems via centralized access to detailed storage information about each computer, such as volume name, size, amount used, last backup, last backup location, file system type, and backup history and events
  • Jump-start backups on remote systems when backup jobs are not successful
  • Deploy and configure backup services on remote systems
  • Leverage Symantec pcAnywhere to remotely restore files, folders, non-system volumes or perform a full system recovery with minimal non-technical interaction at the remote system
  • Remotely verify backup integrity for all servers and workstations
  • Launch the Network Appliance management console (if previously installed and configured) to configure archive space on NetApp filers
  • Launch the Snap Server from Adaptec (if previously installed) to configure archive space on Snap Servers
  • Use Symantec LiveUpdate, Symantec's widely-used distribution mechanism, to download and install maintenance updates for the LiveState Recovery Manager console

"Symantec's LiveState family of information availability solutions is a critical component of Symantec's Information Integrity initiative, which is designed to help keep businesses up, running, and growing, no matter what happens," said Don Kleinschnitz, vice president of product delivery, enterprise administration, Symantec Corporation. "It's an open, modular family of enterprise solutions - including patch management, asset management, software/OS and configuration management and recovery management - which are designed to be implemented rapidly and integrated easily with existing IT processes and tools. LiveState Recovery Manager is an important component of the LiveState family because it enables enterprises to maximize availability while reducing the cost and complexity of managing hundreds or thousands of remote systems."

Pricing and Availability
Symantec LiveState Recovery Manager 3.0 is scheduled to be available in April through Symantec's worldwide network of distributors and resellers. For additional product information call (800) 745-6054 or visit http://sea.symantec.com. To obtain licensing information or to locate a reseller, visit http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/license on the World Wide Web.

About Symantec
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.

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