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<p>LEGATO Announces Synchronous Data Mirroring Protection and Automated Availability for Oracle on Windows</p>
<p>Co-StandbyServer™ AAdvanced for Oracle 8i/9i Provides Proven, Reliable and Cost-Effective Availability of Business Critical Information for Oracle Database Users</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia September 5, 2003 - LEGATO Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGTO), a worldwide leader in enterprise storage management software solutions and services for Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), today announced the availability of Co-StandbyServer AAdvanced for Oracle 8i/9i. Designed specifically for Microsoft Windows-based Oracle database users, this highly functional and cost-effective solution keeps Oracle databases running and Oracle data available for mission critical applications when Windows systems, applications, networks or storage devices fail.</p>
<p>“Oracle database are the lifeblood of many mission critical applications that enable users, and the companies they work for, to increase productivity, reduce costs and ultimately, create a competitive edge,” said William Hurley, analyst with Enterprise Applications Group. “If information contained in these databases is not available due to a variety of reasons, it can cost companies thousands, if not millions, of dollars just in lost time. LEGATO’s unique mirroring and availability features in its Co-StandbyServer AAdvanced solution for Oracle provide a cost-effective way to ensure uptime of all databases and the information residing in them.”</p>
<p>With the availability of Co-StandbyServer AAdvanced for Oracle 8i/9i customers can leverage the benefits of:
• Patented, synchronous mirroring of Oracle databases for fault-tolerant on-line data protection.
• Integrated two-server failover without a single-point-of-failure since external shared disks are not required.
• Automated availability management which provides automated restart or failover of Oracle services, IP address and machine identity reassignment, and data access management.
• New support for Windows Server 2003 along with Windows 2000 servers</p>
<p>“Keeping Oracle data available is a mission-critical priority for many of our customers,” said Scott Carson, Chief Technology Officer, IMS Systems. “Our customers are looking for a turnkey availability solution for both Oracle data and Oracle services. The synchronous mirroring, along with the simplicity of installation and management, make LEGATO Co-StandbyServer solution a perfect fit for Oracle users on Windows.”</p>
<p>LEGATO Co-StandbyServer is a proven product family, used by more than 3,000 LEGATO customers to protect more than 24,000 pairs of Windows servers. This new release for Oracle customers extends availability benefits to key Windows-based applications.</p>
<p>“With this new addition to the Co-StandbyServer AAdvanced family, we continue to demonstrate our Information Lifecycle Management strategy of keeping information available and ready for our customers – from cradle to grave,” said Ulf Zetterberg, vice president of Automated Availability for LEGATO Systems, Inc. “Now, Oracle users can be assured that their important data will be available for their mission critical applications 24x7x 365.”</p>
<p>Co-StandbyServer AAdvanced for Oracle 9i/8i will be available in October 2003. In addition, an Oracle AAvailability Module will be separately orderable to add to existing Co-StandbyServer configurations and for use with LEGATO AAM.</p>
<p>About LEGATO Co-StandbyServer AAdvanced
LEGATO Co-StandbyServer AAdvanced (CSBS-AA) is the next generation of LEGATO Co-StandbyServer. CSBS-AA provides everything required to mirror production data between two disks, and to monitor and restart application services when failures occur; this is useful for avoiding the costly effects of system failures and to ensure business continuance. CSBS-AA embeds turn-key capabilities for Exchange 5.5 & 2000, SQL, Oracle, IIS and Windows print services.</p>
LEGATO Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGTO) is a global provider of enterprise-class software solutions and services for Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) – helping organizations achieve business continuity, operational efficiency and regulatory compliance. LEGATO’s information protection, automated availability, and messaging and content management solutions are delivered through a worldwide network of strategic partnerships and alliances, as well as a direct sales force. The company's corporate headquarters are located at 2350 West El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040 (650) 210-7000, fax:(650) 210-7032, Web site: www.legato.com</p>
<p>The company’s head office in Australia is located at Level 10, 100 Walker Street, North Sydney NSW 2060. For further information or details on pricing and availability please call Legato Systems on (61 2) 9929 4944.</p>
<p>LEGATO and the LEGATO logo are registered trademarks, and LEGATO NetWorker, NetWorker, SmartMedia, Co-StandbyServer, RepliStor, SnapShotServer, QuikStartz, AlphaStor, ClientPak, Xtender, XtenderSolutions, DiskXtender, ApplicationXtender, ArchiveXtender, EmailXtender, and EmailXaminer are trademarks or registered trademarks of LEGATO Systems, Inc. This is a nonexhaustive list of LEGATO trademarks, and other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.</p>
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<p>This release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding future events regarding the future financial performance of LEGATO that involve risks and uncertainties. We wish to caution you that such statements are just predictions and actual events or results may differ materially. Please refer to the documents LEGATO Systems files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the most recent reports filed Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. These documents contain and identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this release reflect LEGATO's beliefs and predictions as of September 3, 2003. LEGATO disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements as a result of financial, business or any other developments occurring after September 3, 2003.</p>