SOURCE: Symantec

November 15, 2005 09:00 ET

Symantec Named a Top Technology Innovator by VARBusiness Magazine

CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 15, 2005 -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) has been recognized by VARBusiness magazine for outstanding achievement in technology innovation as its VERITAS Enterprise Vault™ email and content archiving software earned top honors in the Enterprise Software category of the annual VARBusiness Tech Innovator awards.

Enterprise Vault software provides a secure, tamper-resistant central repository for email and other forms of electronic business records, helping companies comply with electronic records retention laws and regulations and enabling the discovery of information required for regulatory or litigation purposes. In addition, Enterprise Vault helps drive down costs through improved user productivity and efficient use of storage hardware.

Enterprise Vault was among more than 500 entries submitted in 11 technology categories. An esteemed panel of solution providers judged entries including a range of products released between July 2004 and July 2005 for technical creativity, usability, price/performance ratio, and overall innovation.

"Innovations such as Symantec's VERITAS Enterprise Vault demonstrate the vibrancy and vitality of the industry," says VARBusiness Editor Lawrence M. Walsh. "They represent breakthroughs that will benefit our solution-provider readers and, in turn, the users of technology."

"Organizations across a wide range of industries are under enormous pressure to reduce the costs of email retention and management created by a number of data retention and supervision laws and industry regulations, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, HIPAA and SEC Rule 17a-4," said Jeremy Burton, senior vice president, data management group, Symantec Corp. "Enterprise Vault enables customers to reduce the cost and complexity of unstructured data storage management while meeting their compliance challenges."

Symantec this year launched a new sales and technical training program to provide its partners with skills training to manage Enterprise Vault engagements with their customers. The Enterprise Vault education program is comprised of a combination of intensive online and instructor-led sales and technical education, and also includes consulting classes and shadowing engagements intended to enable partners to get hands-on experience in real customer environments.

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About Symantec

Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at

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