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VERITAS Extends Advanced Data Protection to Mid-Size Enterprises

  • 10 February, 2004 13:04

<p>For Immediate Release</p>
<p>VERITAS Extends Advanced Data Protection to Mid-Size Enterprises</p>
<p>MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – February 10, 2004 – VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS), the leading storage software provider, today announced the immediate availability of VERITAS NetBackup™ 5.0 Server (formerly VERITAS NetBackup™ Business Server), cost-effective and comprehensive heterogeneous backup and recovery software targeted for mid-size organizations, remote offices and IT workgroups. Integral to the company’s utility computing strategy to help ensure that data and applications are always available, VERITAS NetBackup Server software operates in UNIX, Windows, Linux and NetWare environments, helping to drive down the costs of protecting data.</p>
<p>Mid-size organizations often face challenges such as supporting the growth of their businesses, limited IT staff, and the need for advanced disaster recovery capabilities. VERITAS NetBackup 5.0 Server provides a custom architecture, aligning and scaling data protection with the business needs of mid-sized enterprises, providing enterprise strength backup and recovery software previously not available to the mid-size market.</p>
<p>“Mid-size organizations are subject to the same data management challenges as enterprise organizations, but on a different scale. They must react to data growth while still protecting their current environment from downtime or disasters,” said Nancy Marrone-Hurley, senior analyst, Enterprise Storage Group. “A data protection solution that targets the needs of mid-size organizations can help ensure business continuity and allow users to affordably maintain the integrity of their data and applications.”</p>
<p>VERITAS NetBackup Server addresses the needs of the mid-size organization with the following benefits:
Scalability and Investment Protection: Integral to meeting the needs of growing mid-size organizations, NetBackup Server provides virtually limitless client protection and tape storage support, removing the barriers of growth and allowing IT administrators to protect additional systems and databases. As mid-size organizations continue to face growth in their IT environments and as the need for more advanced data protection capabilities increases, NetBackup Server allows for seamless migration to NetBackup Enterprise Server, backup and recovery software for the largest heterogeneous enterprise environments and corporate data centers.</p>
<p>Cost Efficiency: NetBackup Server provides enterprise-level data protection capabilities such as disk staging, synthetic backup and automated disaster recovery at a reduced cost to midsize organizations.</p>
<p>Advanced Disaster Recovery: Integrating technology from VERITAS Volume Replicator™, NetBackup Server helps reduce the time it takes to restore data in the event of a disaster. Catalog data at the primary site is automatically replicated to a disaster recovery site so that the information is online and available should a disaster strike.</p>
<p>VERITAS NetBackup Server also extends support to remote offices and mobile users. From an easy-to-use graphical dashboard, administrators can monitor policies and proactively troubleshoot backup and recovery issues at remote locations without the need for onsite personnel. With the desktop and laptop option to NetBackup Server, information outside the data center is protected and can be synchronized between multiple machines in real-time, helping to reduce costly IT interaction.</p>
<p>VERITAS NetBackup 5.0 Server is a key component of the company’s backup and recovery strategy, integrating with VERITAS™ CommandCentral Service™ software, to enable the delivery of backup and recovery as a utility and VERITAS Data Lifecycle Manager, with data archiving, retention and retrieval capabilities to meet key compliance requirements.</p>
<p>“VERITAS understands the needs of growing organizations to have reliable data protection for all critical applications,” said Brenda Zawatski, vice president of product marketing, VERITAS Software. “VERITAS NetBackup Server provides backup and recovery capabilities to scale and optimize IT environments while still maintaining cost efficiency.”</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability
VERITAS NetBackup 5.0 Server for UNIX, Windows and Linux operating systems begins at US $2,000. Customers that currently have VERITAS NetBackup Business Server can migrate to NetBackup Server at no additional cost.</p>
<p>About VERITAS Software
With revenues of $1.5 billion in 2002, VERITAS Software ranks among the top 10 software companies in the world. VERITAS Software is the world’s leading storage software company, providing data protection, storage management, high availability and disaster recovery software to 99 percent of the Fortune 500. VERITAS Software’s corporate headquarters is located at 350 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA, 94043, tel: 650-527-8000, fax: 650-527-8050, e-mail:, Web site:</p>
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<p>This press release may include estimates and forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the risk that we will not gain market acceptance of our products and services, the risk that we will not be able to maintain the quality of our end-user customer and partnering relationships, and the risk that we will not manage our business effectively, that could cause the actual results we achieve to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For more information regarding potential risks, see the "Factors That May Affect Future Results" section of our most recent report on Form 10-K on file with the SEC. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.</p>
<p>Copyright© 2004 VERITAS Software Corporation. All rights reserved. VERITAS, the VERITAS Logo, NetBackup, CommandCentral, and all other VERITAS product names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of VERITAS Software Corporation. VERITAS, the VERITAS Logo, NetBackup Reg. U.S. Pat. &amp; Tm. Off. Other product names and/or slogans mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.</p>
<p>Local contact:
Narelle Wilson, General Manager Marketing, Australia and New Zealand, VERITAS Software
(61 2) 8220 7000,
Fiona Martin, Account Director, Max Australia
(61 2) 9954 3492,</p>
<p>Investor Contact:
Marilyn Mora, VERITAS Software
(650) 527-3343,</p>

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