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VARBusiness Names VERITAS Backup Exec a Mid-Market Product of the Year

VARBusiness Magazine deems Backup Exec software best for small to medium businesses.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - May 9, 2005 - VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS) today announced that VERITAS Backup Exec™ 10.0 for Windows Server was selected by the editors of VARBusiness Magazine for the mid-market "Products of the Year" award. Editors were asked to vote on their product preferences geared toward the small to medium businesses, selecting from more than 400 nominated products. The award further exemplifies VERITAS' commitment to delivering solutions that address the unique needs of the mid-market and allow organizations to obtain more value out of IT spend and better utilize existing resources.
"Resellers tell us that small to medium businesses are among the fastest-growing IT segments today," said VARBusiness Publisher Robert C. DeMarzo. "Mid-market companies have IT needs that are just as sophisticated as enterprises', but they look for solutions that are simple to install, use and maintain. VERITAS Backup Exec is one that best meets the segment's needs."
As the market leader in server backup software used by mid-sized businesses*, VERITAS Backup Exec 10.0 for Windows Servers sets the Gold Standard (http://www.veritas.com/news/press/PressReleaseDetail.jhtml?NewsId=63573) for comprehensive, cost-effective and certified backup and recovery software. An intuitive, web-based user interface simplifies installation of backup and remote servers with easy-to-use wizards. Additionally, with centralized administration, Backup Exec software provides scalable management and monitoring of multiple Backup Exec servers from a single console across IT organizations.
"In the past year, VERITAS worked hard to develop programming specifically tailored for the mid-market partner community, including world-class tools, support, training and products such as Backup Exec to better meet customer needs," said Julie Parrish, vice president, Americas field and channel marketing, VERITAS Software. "We are pleased to see that our investment and infrastructure for the mid-market has helped our partners successfully deliver the industry's most comprehensive solution to help customers protect, recover and manage business critical information with Backup Exec 10.0."
VERITAS Backup Exec software will be featured and profiled in the May 2, 2005 "State of the Mid-Market" issue of VARBusiness Magazine.

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:

Rena Sripramong , Corporate Communications , VERITAS Software
650-527-1579 , rena.sripramong@veritas.com

Vineeta Durani , Corporate Communications , VERITAS Software
650-527-4199 , vineeta.durani@veritas.com

Tim Harvey , Investor Relations , 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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*NPD Software Distributor Track; VERITAS Executive Back-up software share of total Disk Back-up category based on Windows Platforms; January - November 2004. The NPD Group. December 2004.