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Symantec's Solutions Recognized as Leaders in Data Protection and Security for Small Businesses

Symantec Backup Exec, Symantec LiveState Recovery, Symantec Client Security Recognized by SmallBusinessComputing.com and Small Business Technology Magazine

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb 22, 2006 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that its continuous data protection, system recovery, and client security software solutions for Windows have earned awards from two leading small business publications. Symantec Backup Exec 10d for Windows Servers and Symantec LiveState Recovery received SmallBusinessComputing.com’s Excellence in Technology Award in the backup category. In addition, Small Business Technology Magazine named Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Small Business Server a Top 10 Winner and Symantec Client Security a Finalist in its 2005 Small Business Technology Magazine Product of the Year Awards.

“For many years, Symantec has been a leader in Windows data and system protection,” said Jeremy Burton, senior vice president, data management group, Symantec Corp. “We are honored to be recognized by two of the leading small business publications, and we reaffirm our commitment to delivering solutions that enable small businesses to profit and thrive in an increasingly challenging marketplace.”

“Anyone who’s ever suffered through a data loss knows the importance of a reliable, automated, and feature-packed data backup solution,” SmallBusinessComputing.com editors. “Whether you’re hit with a hard drive failure or a worm infestation, if you want your business to survive, you need to access and restore your data—fast. Symantec scores first place for its Windows security application and its popular backup software, Symantec Backup Exec 10d and Symantec LiveState Recovery. The two applications combined ensure secure disk-based backup and recovery from any point in time and lets you recover any Windows server or desktop to any other Windows server or desktop, independent of hardware configuration.”

“Small businesses embody the spirit of opportunism, innovation, and passion, and these awards reflect our commitment to advocating on their behalf for world-class information technology solutions that are perfectly suited to meet their unique needs,” said Andrea Peiro, CEO of the Small Business Technology Institute and publisher of Small Business Technology Magazine. “The 2005 Small Business Technology Magazine Product of the Year inductees and finalists represent the outstanding technology solutions that are advancing this entrepreneurial spirit and helping small business owners realize their dreams.”

Symantec Backup Exec 10d for Windows Servers is designed for disk, delivering more reliable, faster, and more efficient true continuous data protection for Windows servers. Backup Exec 10d revolutionizes data protection by eliminating backup windows and introducing the industry’s first web-based file retrieval. Combined with its existing family of high performance agents and options to Microsoft Exchange, SQL, SharePoint Portal Server, and other database application data, as well as Linux/UNIX server data and desktops and laptops, Backup Exec 10d delivers a comprehensive disk and tape based solution. Symantec Backup Exec 10d for Windows Small Business Server is specifically designed to complement to Microsoft’s Windows Small Business Server Editions, delivering high value, cost-effective, easy-to-use, and highly reliable data protection.

Symantec LiveState Recovery Advanced Server Suite 6.0 restores Windows systems anytime, from anywhere to virtually any device. The suite enables organizations to meet stricter recovery time objectives (RTOs) and improve IT service level agreements (SLAs). Administrators can perform bare-metal restorations in minutes, even if the restoration is to dissimilar hardware. They can also roll back failed systems to an exact point in time stable state, eliminating the hours of downtime usually experienced with traditional recovery methods. These business objectives are possible because of the four innovative Symantec solutions included in the Advanced Server Suite: Symantec LiveState Recovery Advanced Server, Symantec LiveState Recovery Restore Anywhere Option, Symantec LiveState Recovery LightsOut Restore Option, and Symantec LiveState Recovery Manager.

Symantec Client Security 3.0 Business Packs protect businesses from viruses, spyware, and hackers. Symantec AntiVirus is included to automatically detect and remove malicious code, while the desktop firewall blocks online intrusions. Centralized management and automatic downloads of new protection updates make it easy to defend desktops, laptops, and file servers against threats.

About Small Business Computing.com’s Excellence in Technology Awards
The Excellence in Technology Awards are an annual component of Small Business Computing.com, a daily information resource designed specifically for IT professionals dedicated to providing technology solutions for small businesses. Small Business Computing.com is a property of JupiterWeb, the online media division of Jupitermedia Corp. Jupitermedia Corp. is a leading global provider of original information, images, and research for information technology, business, and creative professionals. For more information, visit www.smallbusinesscomputing.com.

About the Small Business Technology Magazine Product of the Year Awards
The Small Business Technology Magazine Product of the Year program honors the innovative technology solutions that are boosting the productivity and profitability of small businesses – reflecting the Magazine’s focus on delivering educational insights, practical tips and sound advice to help small businesses harness the benefits of technology. Small Business Technology Magazine is published by the Small Business Technology Institute (www.sbtechnologyinstitute.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping small businesses understand and adopt information technology through its consulting, training, publishing and market intelligence practices. For more information, visit www.sbtechnologymagazine.org.

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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