SOURCE: Symantec

June 01, 2006 08:00 ET

Symantec Recognized as a Digital Integration Channel Excellence Winner by CMP Technology's Digital Connect Magazine

Symantec Named to Digital Connect Magazine's Elite List for Its Excellence in the Backup Storage Software Category

CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 1, 2006 -- Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) was named a 2006 DICE winner by CMP Technology's Digital Connect Magazine for Backup Exec™ 10d in the category of Backup Storage Software at an awards ceremony in Summerlin, NV on May 22. Digital Connect Magazine's Digital Integration Channel Excellence award winners are recognized as companies who consistently promote and execute effective channel partner programs and technologies in the digital and home integrator marketplace.

The Digital Integration Channel Excellence Study measures overall Solution Provider perceptions of vendor products and services. This is the first year that Digital Connect Magazine has developed the Digital Integration Channel Excellence study. The survey rated vendors in 13 key product and service categories.

"Backup Exec is the market leading Windows data protection solution that provides small and mid-sized businesses with comprehensive, cost-effective backup and recovery," said Randy Cochran, vice president, Symantec Channel Sales, Americas. "We are honored that Digital Connect Magazine and the solution providers that rated each vendor recognized the value of this solution by selecting it as the 'overall winner' and 'technical criteria winner' for the Backup Storage Software category."

"Symantec's understanding of its customers and channel has led the Company to this award in the Backup Storage Software category. To the Digital Integrator, brand, technical quality and reliability are paramount, and Symantec has once again delivered," said Keith Newman, Chief Strategist, Digital Connect Magazine.

"The Digital Integration Channel Excellence Survey is our benchmark research project. Each year we will continue to survey Home Integrators and Solution Providers to learn their satisfaction of the vendors they work closely with to deliver solutions to their customers," said Jeff O'Heir, editor of Digital Connect Magazine. "These DICE winners are commended for being vendors that set the standard for delivering strong products and solid support on a consistent basis."

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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About Digital Connect Magazine

Digital Connect Magazine is for solution providers engaged in the digital home and SOHO networking markets. Digital Connect provides a unique editorial perspective uniting IT and consumer electronics products to create innovative applications in the home and small office. Solution providers and integrators turn to Digital Connect for technology updates and related channel programs to enhance their business models and go-to-market strategies.

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