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Symantec Backup Exec and Enterprise Vault Named Best Channel Products by Business Solutions Magazine

Channel Community Recognizes Symantec Solutions as Best Backup and Recovery and Data Management products in Business Solutions Survey

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - August 5, 2010 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that Symantec Backup Exec and Enterprise Vault were recognized as 2010 Best Channel Products based on a survey of the VAR community conducted by Business Solutions Magazine and Penn State University. The survey asked Business Solution’s VAR subscribers to rate vendor solutions in five categories: richness of features, ease of configurability, reliability, ease of upgrade and the opportunities they present for VARs. In determining the winners, Business Solutions Magazine surveyed more than 1,400 verified resellers who cast nearly 17,000 votes.


“Information continues to grow at a rapid pace and organizations need an information management solution that helps them protect completely, deduplicate everywhere, delete confidently and discover efficiently,” said Toni Adams, vice president, Channel and Alliance Marketing, Symantec.  “Partners are critical to our success and it gives us great pride to know they have recognized Symantec solutions with the Best Channel Product awards.”


Backup Exec 2010 also helps businesses save time and money by protecting more data and utilizing less storage without adding complexity.  Backup Exec offers fully integrated data deduplication and archiving technologies and offers granular recovery of Microsoft Exchange, SQL and Active Directory in VMware and Hyper-V environments from a single pass backup.  Backup Exec offers integrated deduplication technology at the client/source and media server, in addition to integrating with third-party deduplication appliances through the Symantec OpenStorage Technology (OST) program. 


Enterprise Vault enables users to store, manage, and discover unstructured information across the organization.  As the industry’s most widely-deployed archiving solution, Enterprise Vault helps customers deduplicate information at the source to reduce costs, delete information confidently and discover information efficiently. Enterprise Vault helps organizations archive from sources where information can accumulate such as email, file servers and SharePoint to reduce storage costs, improve backup times and streamline the E-Discovery process.


“Our customers are challenged with managing ever-increasing volumes of information.  It is important for us to recommend solutions that we can stand behind knowing they provide customers with a measurable return on their investments,” said Scott Preszler, president and CEO of Symantec partner US-Analytics.  “We confidently sell and implement both Enterprise Vault and Backup Exec knowing these information management solutions significantly help organizations protect and manage the information that drives their businesses.” 


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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