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Symantec unveiled Veritas Backup Reporter 6.0

January 31, 2007

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CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Symantec Corp. (NasdaqGS:SYMC - News) today unveiled Veritas Backup Reporter 6.0, an enterprise backup reporting tool that provides IT administrators with comprehensive visibility into backup and recovery operations.

Backup Reporter enables IT administrators to enhance backup and recovery operations, verify backup service level compliance, and run backup as a shared IT service. These capabilities are a valuable asset for managed service providers or organizations that need to analyze and justify backup expenditures. Backup Reporter enables comprehensive data management, backup consolidation, and reporting of heterogeneous environments which support Symantec's Veritas NetBackup(TM) and Backup Exec(TM) products, in addition to third-party backup solutions.

Enhancing Backup and Recovery Operations

Exploding data volumes and heterogeneous environments make it difficult for IT administrators to gain essential visibility to accurately report on backup and recovery. Backup Reporter's centralized reporting view of single or multiple backup applications help customers to optimize their environment by aggregating historical data to better forecast trends and help justify the need for critical capital expenditures such as tape drives or additional backup servers and backup media.

Backup Reporter flexibly adapts backup and recovery operations to the needs of the business. To address the variety of key stakeholders within an organization, from CIO to backup administrator, Backup Reporter allows users to customize the definition of backup success based on the audience need. Furthermore, IT administrators can be proactive in assessing backup operations as all views are hierarchical with drill-down capabilities. To jumpstart the reporting process, IT administrators can select any of the hundreds of out-of-the-box reports available, or can use the report wizard to create a customized report.Empowering IT to Verify Backup Service Level Compliance

IT administrators are forced to comply with not only internal Service Level Agreements (SLAs), but also, with external government regulations. Backup Reporter puts backup administrators in the driver's seat and allows them to be proactive about managing compliance with governing policies. It provides them with the ability to "prove" that critical data is backed up and business-critical clients and applications are recoverable within their established corporate or industry backup and retention policies.

Backup Reporter also eliminates the time consuming manual process of creating ad-hoc reporting spreadsheets. Reports can be scheduled and distributed via email, thereby automating a process that can otherwise be prone to error.

"Today's enterprises face a growing number of challenges in trying to comply with regulatory requirements and management requests, particularly when it comes to trying to achieve a single, centralized view of their backup and recovery operations across multiple, disparate backup applications and ensuring that they have a standardized and repeatable reporting process in place," said Laura Dubois, research director, IDC. "Backup Reporter is a timely solution to this growing need that helps take the guess work out of trying to comply with regulatory and management requirements."

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