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Symantec Enhances Data Center DR

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced Veritas CommandCentral Disaster Recovery Advisor, a software management tool that transforms data center operations by increasing productivity, proactively identifying availability risks and lowering costs. Disaster Recovery Advisor furthers Symantecs goal to help organizations efficiently secure and manage their information by expanding on Symantec’s market leading high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) capabilities to identify configuration vulnerabilities in any data center and ensure applications can be recovered in the event of an unplanned outage.

Disaster Recovery Advisor delivers value quickly with a comprehensive assessment available within two days of installation. This is made possible by an agentless architecture and zero configuration of its knowledgebase with more than 3000 risk signatures. Disaster Recovery Advisor provides a comprehensive assessment through in-depth visibility into the application, server and storage environment across all leading storage, server and software solutions.

Proactive Risk Identification Ensures Successful HA/DR

An August 2008 survey from Symantec found that more than 30 percent of disaster recovery tests fail as organizations remain susceptible to unknown configuration changes or “configuration drift.” Successful disaster recovery requires end-to-end monitoring and reporting of application, server and storage configurations, and a flexible way to test HA/DR. With Disaster Recovery Advisor, Symantec is delivering a comprehensive solution to proactively identify hidden configuration risks which jeopardize the success of the businesses recovery.

“Our customers continually face the challenge of simplifying operations and cutting costs while ensuring the full recovery of their business in the event of a failure,” said Yogesh Agrawal, vice president of Symantec’s CommandCentral Product Group. “In large scale data centers, proactively identifying configuration risks without disrupting the business is so difficult that most organizations don’t do it. With Disaster Recovery Advisor, IT organizations can automatically detect thousands of such issues, understand the risk to their applications, servers, and storage and take action while efficiently leveraging existing IT resources.”

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