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VERITAS Named "Best Storage Software" Winner in SIIA s 2005 Codie Awards

VERITAS' market leading data protection software receives top honors.
Mountain View, CA - May 31, 2005 - VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS) today announced that VERITAS NetBackup™ software has been recognized for outstanding product achievement in the "Best Storage Software" category of the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 2005 Codie Awards. Selected for this award by industry trade press, mainstream technology writers, industry experts and members of the SIIA, VERITAS NetBackup software redefines recovery by delivering innovations in disk-based protection and automated system recovery.
"The 20th Annual Codie Awards continues SIIA’s tradition of celebrating the best products in the software and information industry," said Ken Wasch, President of SIIA, "Being chosen as the winning company from among so many fine nominees is a tremendous achievement. Winning this 2005 Codie Award reconfirms VERITAS as one of the key companies in the software industry."
VERITAS NetBackup software is the industry’s most comprehensive backup and recovery software, helping customers securely protect critical data and systems, from desktop to data center to off-site vault. VERITAS NetBackup software offers a single management tool to consolidate all backup and recovery operations, while providing cutting-edge management, alerting, reporting and troubleshooting technologies. In addition, VERITAS NetBackup software helps customers take advantage of both tape and disk storage with its advances in disk and snapshot-based protection, off-site media management and automated disaster recovery.
For 20 years, the Codie Awards have been the leading tribute for the software and information industry’s finest products and services. Each year, Codie Award judges identify the best-of-the-best from hundreds of nominees. This year marked a record-breaking program, with more than 1000 nominations received from more than 800 companies, including the "Best Storage Software" award won by VERITAS NetBackup.

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:

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 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.
Copyright © 2005 VERITAS Software Corporation. All rights reserved. VERITAS, the VERITAS Logo, and NetBackup 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.

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