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Symantec Certifies ExaGrid

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. -- ExaGrid Systems, Inc., ( the leader in cost-effective and scalable disk-based backup solutions, today announced that it is a Symantec Technology Enabled Partner (see:;l=e/partner;id=66396/) delivering proven interoperable solutions for Symantec Backup Exec (9.1, 10.0, 10D and 11D) and Veritas NetBackup (5.1 and 6.0). The combination of Symantecs two industry-leading backup applications and ExaGrid’s turnkey disk-based backup solution with 2X compression and advanced byte-level data deduplication technology enables customers to significantly reduce costs, shrink their backup window, improve recovery times and easily protect more data in a substantially smaller storage footprint.

“Cost and ease-of-migration often stall a customer’s move from tape to disk for their backups,” said Pat Hanavan, vice president of product management, Symantec. “We’re pleased that companies like ExaGrid Systems are working with us to make that transition not only a good business decision but one that quickly makes the IT professional’s life easier.”

“Many of our customers choose Symantec’s backup applications. As companies begin to evaluate the advantages of integrating and/or migrating to disk, they also need to feel confident that their disk-based backup solution functions seamlessly with their backup application,” said Bill Andrews, president and CEO of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. “We are pleased to be working closely with Symantec to help customers make the move easy and cost effective.”

ExaGrid Systems Inc.

Symantec Corp.