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VERITAS Listed in "Leader" Quadrant Position in the J2EE Application Management Magic Quadrant

VERITAS i3 for J2EE provides customers with end-to-end application management
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - April 20, 2005 - VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS) today announced that it has been positioned in the "leaders" quadrant in Gartner’s latest J2EE Application Server Management, 2005 Magic Quadrant report (1). According to Gartner, Leaders are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market.
Company evaluations in the Magic Quadrant are determined by each company’s completeness of vision and ability to execute, and how important each factor is in the marketplace. Companies positioned in the Leaders quadrant possess a large, satisfied installed base and have a high degree of visibility within the market. They offer highly scalable, robust and increasingly intelligent applications and they have the strategic vision to address evolving enterprise requirements in the form of J2EE application life cycle management.
VERITAS has maintained its position in the market with its application performance management software, VERITAS i3™ for J2EE. Recent enhancements released with the 7.0 version of VERITAS i3 software in October 2004 include:
  • • The ability to automatically detect performance problems then provide expert advice on how to correct them.
  • • A feature ensuring all the application “hot spots” are identified and instrumented automatically without costly application server restarts.
“As J2EE technologies anchor enterprise web-based applications, customers are looking for a way to quickly isolate then fix performance bottlenecks,” said Robert Maness, Vice President, Application Service Management, VERITAS Software.
“VERITAS i3 for J2EE offers innovative end-to-end capabilities that provide customers with a comprehensive application performance management solution for server-side Java applications.” “As Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition-based application servers proliferate, management issues associated with the platform are becoming more visible,” said Cameron Haight, Research Vice President at Gartner Inc. in his report (2). “Java is becoming one of the most widely used technologies for supporting mission-critical applications. As its influence has spread, many companies have begun evaluating Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)-based application server management products.”

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 Ma href="http://www.veritas.com">www.veritas.com.

VERITAS VISION 2005

VERITAS VISION™ 2005 is a leading IT conference that brings together thousands of IT professionals from around the world to evaluate the latest storage and server management, data protection and application service management solutions. Attendees will share and discuss best practices with peers, learn tips and tricks from the leading minds in technology and come away with a well-designed strategy to implement utility computing across their enterprises. For more information or to register for the VERITAS VISION 2005 conference April 25-28 at Moscone West, San Francisco, California, please visit: www.veritas.com/vision.

Magic Quadrant Disclaimer

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted April 4, 2005 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

For More Information Contact:

Sheila Tran , Corporate Communications , VERITAS Software
(650) 527-4763 , sheila.tran@veritas.com

Michael Hakkert , Corporate Communications , VERITAS Software
(650) 527-3418 , michael.hakkert@veritas.com

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 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.

Copyright © 2005 VERITAS Software Corporation. All rights reserved. VERITAS, the VERITAS Logo, i3, and VERITAS VISION are trademarks or registered trademarks of VERITAS Software Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

(1) Gartner Magic Quadrant for J2EE Application Server Management, 2005; April 4, 2005, Cameron Haight

(2) Gartner Evaluation Criteria for the 2005 J2EE Application Server Management Magic Quadrant; April 4, 2005, Cameron Haight