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Symantec's Relicore Clarity, Backup Exec Earn Well-Connected Awards

Network Computing Names Symantec Products Among Best Networking Products

CUPERTINO, Calif. – May 1, 2006 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that its Relicore Clarity software, now Veritas Configuration Manager, and Backup Exec software have both earned the prestigious Well-Connected Award from CMP Media LLC's Network Computing magazine. Veritas Configuration Manager is the industry's only data center change and configuration management solution capable of automatically discovering, mapping, and tracking changes to application and server components in real time. Symantec Backup Exec 10d for Windows Servers is the industry leader in disk-based, continuous Windows data protection.

"Change and configuration management, and continuous data protection have become critical tools in companies' efforts to better understand and manage their IT environments, protect their critical data, and make the most out of their existing IT assets," said Kris Hagerman, senior vice president, data center management group, Symantec Corp. "We are honored that after rigorous testing, Network Computing has selected Veritas Configuration Manager and Backup Exec as best-in-class products."

Veritas Configuration Manager enables organizations to ensure the integrity of complex, dynamic application and server configurations. It automates the process of documenting data center server and application configurations, mapping interdependencies and tracking changes to improve control over data center assets and maximize application availability. The combination of Configuration Manager's change and configuration management capabilities with Symantec's existing storage and server management software products allows customers to gain greater visibility over their data center assets and improve their efficiency and effectiveness in managing those assets.

Symantec Backup Exec 10d for Windows Servers is designed to utilize disk storage, 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 by 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 the only comprehensive disk and tape based Windows backup solution.

Well-Connected Awards honor the year's outstanding technology products and services. They represent the very best products and services the technology industry has to offer in networking and are chosen by Network Computing technology editors from products that have been tested and evaluated in Network Computing labs. The awards are only for products that have been through Network Computing analysis in the previous year. For more information on the Well-Connected Awards and this year's winners, visit www.networkcomputing.com.

In 2005, Network Computing named Veritas Configuration Manager its Editor's Choice in the application dependency mapping tools category. "Clarity earns our Editor's Choice award for having the best dependency mapping," editors concluded in their Sept. 2005 review of five solutions. The editors also cited the product's ability to clearly show systems, ports, applications, and processes communicating in real-time; the depth of its change tracking functionality, and its flexible user interface views.

In early 2006, Network Computing named Symantec Backup Exec its Editor's Choice in the continuous data protection category. "Symantec's Backup Exec 10d wins our Editor's Choice award thanks to good overall support for file system CDP, excellent backup data management, decent integration with Backup Exec's standard backup functions, and an amazing price," editors wrote in their February 2006 review.

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About Symantec
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