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Symantec Positioned as a Leader in 2009 Magic Quadrant for Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software

Veritas CommandCentral product family provides enterprises with a comprehensive and scalable solution to optimize storage assets

CUPERTINO, Calif. – July 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 Storage Resource Management (SRM) and SAN Management Software1. Symantec’s Veritas CommandCentral product family is a comprehensive SRM solution that delivers storage resource management, storage change management and business reporting capabilities in one integrated platform, and enables enterprises to reduce their capital and operational costs on storage. Compliant with industry standards and deeply integrated through vendor APIs, CommandCentral continues its industry leading scalability and support for heterogeneous physical/virtual server and storage environments including VMware ESX virtual environments.

“Leaders have the highest combined measures of ability to execute and completeness of vision.  They have the most-comprehensive and scalable products.  They have a proven track record of financial performance and an established market presence,” according to the Gartner report authored by Valdis Filks and Robert Passmore.  “In terms of vision, they are perceived as thought leaders, with well-articulated plans for ease of use, as well as how to address scalability and product breadth.  For vendors to have long-term success, they must plan to address the expanded market requirements for change management, root-cause analysis and performance analysis.”  The full report is available at: http://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/about/media/industryanalysts/Gartner_srmsan_2009_MQ.pdf.

“The storage resource management market has been evolving over the last few years, but Symantec’s commitment to delivering comprehensive and scalable SRM functionality for heterogeneous storage environments with quick time to value remains constant,” said Yogesh Agrawal, vice president of Symantec’s CommandCentral Product Group.  “We believe Symantec’s position in the Leaders quadrant by Gartner validates our long-standing dedication to providing innovative solutions that allow customers to reduce storage costs by improving the utilization of existing storage assets while continuing to meet application service levels.”

The Veritas CommandCentral product family includes Veritas CommandCentral Storage, a storage resource management solution providing centralized visibility and control across physical and virtual heterogeneous storage environments; Veritas CommandCentral Enterprise Reporter, a customizable reporting solution to provide a global view into storage assets and business insight into storage efficiency; Veritas CommandCentral Storage Change Manager, an agentless solution for proactively managing infrastructure changes that impact application availability; and Veritas CommandCentral Disaster Recovery Advisor, a comprehensive solution for HA/DR preparedness

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.

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at www.symantec.com.

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1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software” by Valdis Filks and Robert Passmore. June 22, 2009