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Symantec Announces Support

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced its portfolio support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, as well as powerful new storage management capabilities for Xen virtualization. Through its partnership with the Linux market leader, Symantec plans to provide its core Veritas Storage Foundation, Veritas Cluster Server, and Veritas NetBackup solutions for customers as they adopt the new subscription release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Symantec and Red Hat are also announcing a collaborative effort to deliver rapid, highly trained support expertise to customers through joint engineering, pre-release testing, and a unique and innovative shared virtual lab support model.

"As the Linux ecosystem continues to develop, our IT department is always looking for ways to leverage new technology while more efficiently managing our data center assets -- without increasing budget," said Jim Meredith, manager of information technology, Replacements Ltd, the world's largest retailer of discontinued and hard to find china, crystal, silver, and collectibles. "Leveraging the timely support of Veritas Storage Foundation, Veritas Cluster Server, and Net Backup for the latest offering from Red Hat will help us further simplify our storage and server operations and migrate more quickly to the new capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. In addition, the introduction of the new joint support model by Symantec and Red Hat, offers organizations like ours critical, Unix-class levels of joint support."

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC)

Red Hat Inc.