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Symantec Positioned as a Leader in 2009 Magic Quadrant for Email Active Archiving

According to Symantec, Enterprise Vault’s Mainstream Adoption Over the Past 10 Years Illustrates Constant Progress in Leadership and Ability to Meet Customer Demands

CUPERTINO, Calif. – June 9, 2009 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the 2009 Magic Quadrant for Email Active Archiving1.  Symantec Enterprise Vault, which has been adopted by more than 10,000 organizations globally, provides customers with the most efficient intelligent archiving platform to reduce the costs of storing unstructured information such as email, file server and SharePoint content.  Enterprise Vault allows organizations to store, manage and discover content enterprise-wide, and has become the foundation of many organizations’ E-Discovery and information management strategies today.


“Leaders have the highest combined measures of an ability to execute and a completeness of vision,” according to the Gartner report authored by Carolyn DiCenzo and Kenneth Chin. “They have the most comprehensive and most scalable products. They have a proven track record of financial performance and established market presence. In terms of vision, they are perceived as thought leaders, with well-articulated plans for ease of use, how to address scalability and product breadth. For vendors to have long-term success, they must plan to address the expanded market requirements for archive management, personal store migration, ease of use and deployment, and archive recovery.”


“For the past 10 years the archiving market has continually evolved, but Symantec Enterprise Vault’s reliability and technology advancements remain constant,” said Matt Kixmoeller, vice president of product management, Symantec Information Management Group. “We believe Symantec’s position in the Leaders quadrant by Gartner validates our long-standing dedication to delivering an innovative solution that allows customers to manage and discover unstructured data with ease and confidence.”


About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 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.



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1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Email Active Archiving” by Carolyn DiCenzo and Kenneth Chin. May 19, 2009

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