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Symantec Among the First to Achieve VMware Ready Data Protection Status for VMware vSphere 4


Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced it was among the first vendors to achieve VMwareReady™ Data Protection status, indicating successful integration ofSymantec Backup Exec, NetBackup and NetBackup PureDisk with VMware vSphere™ 4. In order topass VMware Ready Data Protection testing criteria, Symantec completedspecific qualifications and interoperability requirements to ensure itssolutions are optimized for VMware environments. VMware Ready Data Protection statusprovides customers with the assurance that the Backup Exec 12.5 Agent forVMware vSphere 4, NetBackup 6.5.4 and NetBackup PureDisk 6.5 have provencompatibility with the VMware platform, reducing risk and loweringintegration costs for organizations.

"By achieving VMware Ready™ Data Protection status, Symantecdemonstrates its deep commitment to helping organizations solve informationmanagement challenges by delivering data protection solutions with provenintegration and interoperability with VMware vSphere™ 4," said ParagPatel, vice president, alliances, VMware. "The current relationshipbetween VMware and Symantec is strengthened through Symantec’sparticipation in the VMware Ready Data Protection program and thesuccessful integration of our solutions is a testament to our companies’commitment to helping customers better protect mission-critical data."

Backup Exec and NetBackup speed the backup and recovery of informationstored on virtual machines. Symantec’s patent-pending Granular RecoveryTechnology enables Backup Exec and NetBackup to leverage a single passimage backup of the entire guest virtual machine in order to store backupinformation once and recover anything — including the entire virtualmachine, individual virtual disk files, as well as individual files andfolders inside virtual disk files. This unique capability results in up toa 50 percent reduction in the backup storage required for VMwareenvironments and additional savings can be derived by leveraging Symantec’sdeduplication technology, currently in NetBackup and scheduled to beavailable in Backup Exec later this year. In a recent independent performancetest, Backup Exec and NetBackup delivered superior backup and recoverywithin virtual environments than other vendors.

"Symantec delivers comprehensive and efficient information managementsolutions, and we take pride in being among the first companies to deliverdata protection solutions optimized for VMware vSphere™ 4," said PatHanavan, vice president of product management, Symantec InformationManagement Group. "With VMware Ready™ Data Protection status,organizations can have confidence that Symantec data protection solutionshave been tested against the stringent criteria set by VMware and areoptimized for their virtual infrastructure."

Symantec delivers market-leading information management solutions that helporganizations of all sizes manage both physical and virtual environmentsthrough one solution, providing ease-of-use and management benefits.Symantec will be demonstrating Backup Exec, NetBackup and NetBackupPureDisk at VMworld 2009 inSan Francisco Sept. 1 – 3 at Booth #2110.

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systemsmanagement solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and managetheir information-driven world. Our software and services protect againstmore risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enablingconfidence wherever information is used or stored. More information isavailable at www.symantec.com

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