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Customers Choose Veritas NetBackup 6.0 From Symantec as Premier Data Protection Software Solution

InfoStor's 22,800 Readers and ASNP's 2,300-Plus Members Choose Most Valuable Products

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Jun 27, 2006 -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that Veritas NetBackup 6.0 was named MVP by InfoStor Magazine and the Association of Storage Networking Professionals (ASNP). This is the third consecutive year NetBackup has been recognized with an MVP. The award was announced at Storage World Conference 2006 Spring in Long Beach, Calif., and is the only industry awards program for which the winners are selected exclusively by end users, who include InfoStor's 22,800 end-user readers and the ASNP's 2,300-plus members.

"This award has merit in that it is decided by the only constituency that matters: end users. NetBackup proved once again that it is a base upon which businesses can bank," said Arun Taneja, president, Taneja Group, respected storage industry analyst.

Veritas NetBackup delivers high-performance data protection from the desktop to the data center, providing users with data protection for environments that span across multiple platforms, databases, applications, devices, and architectures.

"Veritas NetBackup 6.0 has helped LandAmerica manage exponential data growth without additional backup staff, resulting in a 50 percent reduction in storage total cost of ownership over three years," said Jack Kinsey, enterprise services manager, LandAmerica Financial Group, a leading provider of title insurance and real estate transaction services. "NetBackup 6.0 provides centralized protection for our network of more than 800 offices in a central location, ensuring our employees have the up-to-the-minute information they need to complete transactions and better serve our customers."

Storage professionals have consistently relied upon Veritas NetBackup from Symantec to protect their data, and now NetBackup 6.0 helps users keep pace with the rapid growth in the size of data volumes, providing innovative features for centralized management and recovery of data.

"This award further validates that NetBackup 6.0 provides the critical functionality our customers need to manage their complex storage environments," said Rick Huebsch, vice president at Symantec. "And it is a true testament to the continued value customers derive from the new features in NetBackup."

Veritas NetBackup delivers high-performance protection that scales to protect the largest UNIX, Windows, Linux, and NetWare environments. Specifically, NetBackup 6.0 adds high-value customer features and functionality including unparalleled leveraging of disk for backup and recovery, integrated disaster recovery capabilities with Bare Metal Restore, and next-generation management with NetBackup Operations Manager. Additionally, Veritas NetBackup PureDisk Remote Office edition offers optimized disk-based data protection for remote offices.

The MVP Award Program recognizes the "best of the best" of storage networking products in the industry, as determined by storage end users. This prestigious awards program is co-sponsored by two user-focused organizations -- InfoStor Magazine, the leading storage-specific publication for enterprise storage professionals, and the ASNP, the first worldwide organization dedicated to the needs of storage networking users.

About ASNP
The ASNP's mission is "to build a worldwide community of storage networking users and to provide members with valuable educational programs and professional development opportunities." ASNP provides an open forum for members to discuss real-world problems and solutions related to storage networking. Through its regional chapters, annual meeting, and online portal, ASNP offers extensive training and professional development opportunities.

About InfoStor Magazine
InfoStor is the leading monthly publication dedicated solely to storage coverage. Its worldwide audience of 50,000 readers includes IT storage managers and storage professionals in the channel, including value-added resellers (VARs), storage/systems integrators, and OEMs. For more information, please visit www.infostor.com.

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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