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NYISO Uses Symantec

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), which provides electricity to nearly 20 million New Yorkers, has standardized on Symantec software and services for data center automation, storage management and data protection. Serving one of the most important business centers in the world, NYISO relies on Veritas Storage Foundation and Cluster Server to ensure the availability of its critical information and systems. In addition to increasing data center utilization and efficiency, NYISO has been able to bring applications to market six times faster since deploying Symantec software.

Based near Albany, NYISO is a not-for-profit corporation that oversees New York's $12 billion wholesale electricity market. The organization's 400 employees are responsible for managing the state's transmission grid-a network of nearly 11,000 miles of high-voltage power lines that deliver electricity to millions of customers.

"NYISO serves one of the world's most important business hubs, so downtime in one of our data centers could have a profound financial impact," said Mike DeSocio, supervisor of infrastructure support, NYISO. "Symantec plays a vital role in our data center standardization and consolidation efforts, helping us minimize risk and exceed disaster recovery requirements, while increasing operational efficiency."

Symantec Corp.