Leading Analyst Firm Study Confirms VERITAS Software Commands 39 Percent Of Networked Backup/Recovery Software Market

VERITAS Software Surpasses Competitors With a Significant

Increase in Backup/Recovery Market Share during 2000



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from VERITAS Software Corporation

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ --
 VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS), The Data Availability Company,
 today announced that it commanded 39 percent of the Networked Backup/Recovery
 market share with its network backup and recovery solutions last year,
 according to a report published by the Gartner Dataquest research company last
 month.  The study, "Selling Storage Management Software Through Partners,"
 shows that VERITAS Software's market share has risen by 13 percent from 1999
 to 39 percent in 2000, giving VERITAS Software almost double the market share
 of its nearest competitor.(1)
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010416/SFM027 )
     "VERITAS Software has emerged as a leader in the $5.3 billion storage
 management market," said Mark Nicolett and Carolyn DiCenzo in a recent Gartner
 Dataquest report.  "Leading vendors in this market must have a focus on
 storage management, a broad install base, deep product functionality, good
 execution, an effective sales strategy, and must be on most customer short
 lists when storage management tools are being considered."(2)
     "The depth and breadth of VERITAS Software's data protection solutions
 clearly lends to the market position the company has secured," said Neal Ater,
 senior vice president, Data Protection Group, VERITAS Software.  "The
 continuance of this desktop-to-data center support strategy, along with broad
 software support for the hardware products of leading vendors and the
 advancement of innovative alternative backup technologies under the VERITAS
 VERTEX(TM) Initiative, will enable us to maintain our market leadership."
     The Gartner Dataquest market share results follow and further validate
 VERITAS Software being listed as a leader in Gartner's Enterprise Backup
 Vendor "Magic Quadrant," an assessment of companies based on their
 completeness of vision and ability to execute.(3)
 
     VERITAS Software Data Protection Solutions
     With its extensive selection of data protection products, VERITAS Software
 provides fast and reliable backup and recovery solutions that span the desktop
 to the data center.  The VERITAS NetBackup(TM) family includes VERITAS
 NetBackup(TM) DataCenter, designed for large, demanding enterprise
 environments, VERITAS NetBackup BusinesServer(TM) for smaller UNIX, Windows NT
 and Windows 2000 networks, and VERITAS NetBackup(TM)Professional, offering
 automated data protection for desktops and mobile laptops in corporate
 environments.  VERITAS Backup Exec(TM) offers the most complete backup
 solution for mixed platform workgroups needing protection for Windows NT,
 Windows 2000 and Novell NetWare environments.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     VERITAS NetBackup DataCenter is immediately available starting at a U.S.
 suggested retail price of $5,000 for Windows platforms, and $10,000 for UNIX
 platforms. VERITAS Backup Exec for Windows NT(R) and Windows(R) 2000 is
 immediately available for a U.S. suggested retail price of $795 for the Server
 Edition and $1,195 for the Advanced Server Edition. VERITAS Software products
 are available through VERITAS Vplus(TM), an authorized network of distributors
 and VARs and through a worldwide network of OEM partners. For more information
 about VERITAS Backup Exec or VERITAS NetBackup, please contact the company's
 North American sales headquarters office at:  400 International Parkway,
 Heathrow, FL 32746, 800-327-2232 or 407-531-7501, fax:  407-531-7730.
 
     About VERITAS The Data Availability Company(TM)
     VERITAS Software Corporation provides essential data availability software
 solutions that enable customers to protect and access their business-critical
 data for Business Without Interruption(TM). The company's corporate
 headquarters is located at 1600 Plymouth Street, Mountain View, CA 94043.
 650-527-8000, fax:  650-527-8050, e-mail:  vx-sales@veritas.com, Web site:
 www.veritas.com.
     This document may include estimates and forward-looking statements within
 the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and 21E of the
 Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements involve a
 number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and market
 acceptance of our products and services, our ability to maintain the quality
 of our end-user customer and partnering relationships, and our ability to
 manage our business effectively, that could cause the actual results we
 achieve to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For more
 information regarding potential risks, see the "Factors That May Affect Future
 Results" section of our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q on file
 with the SEC.
 
     NOTE:  VERITAS, VERITAS SOFTWARE, the VERITAS logo, Business Without
 Interruption, VERITAS The Data Availability Company, Backup Exec, VERITAS
 Backup Exec, NetBackup, VERITAS NetBackup, VERITAS NetBackup DataCenter,
 VERITAS NetBackup BusinesServer, VERITAS NetBackup Professional, VERITAS
 VERTEX and VERITAS Vplus are trademarks or registered trademarks of VERITAS
 Software Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
 
     (1) Source:  Gartner:  "EMC Leads 1999 Storage Management Software
         Market", C. DiCenzo, April 2000.
     (2) Source:  Gartner:  "VERITAS: Storage-Focused Management" M. Nicolett,
         C. DiCenzo, February 2001.
     (3) Source:  Gartner:  "Enterprise Backup Market Update" M. Nicolett,
         31 January 2000.
 
 

SOURCE VERITAS Software Corporation
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ --
 VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS), The Data Availability Company,
 today announced that it commanded 39 percent of the Networked Backup/Recovery
 market share with its network backup and recovery solutions last year,
 according to a report published by the Gartner Dataquest research company last
 month.  The study, "Selling Storage Management Software Through Partners,"
 shows that VERITAS Software's market share has risen by 13 percent from 1999
 to 39 percent in 2000, giving VERITAS Software almost double the market share
 of its nearest competitor.(1)
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010416/SFM027 )
     "VERITAS Software has emerged as a leader in the $5.3 billion storage
 management market," said Mark Nicolett and Carolyn DiCenzo in a recent Gartner
 Dataquest report.  "Leading vendors in this market must have a focus on
 storage management, a broad install base, deep product functionality, good
 execution, an effective sales strategy, and must be on most customer short
 lists when storage management tools are being considered."(2)
     "The depth and breadth of VERITAS Software's data protection solutions
 clearly lends to the market position the company has secured," said Neal Ater,
 senior vice president, Data Protection Group, VERITAS Software.  "The
 continuance of this desktop-to-data center support strategy, along with broad
 software support for the hardware products of leading vendors and the
 advancement of innovative alternative backup technologies under the VERITAS
 VERTEX(TM) Initiative, will enable us to maintain our market leadership."
     The Gartner Dataquest market share results follow and further validate
 VERITAS Software being listed as a leader in Gartner's Enterprise Backup
 Vendor "Magic Quadrant," an assessment of companies based on their
 completeness of vision and ability to execute.(3)
 
     VERITAS Software Data Protection Solutions
     With its extensive selection of data protection products, VERITAS Software
 provides fast and reliable backup and recovery solutions that span the desktop
 to the data center.  The VERITAS NetBackup(TM) family includes VERITAS
 NetBackup(TM) DataCenter, designed for large, demanding enterprise
 environments, VERITAS NetBackup BusinesServer(TM) for smaller UNIX, Windows NT
 and Windows 2000 networks, and VERITAS NetBackup(TM)Professional, offering
 automated data protection for desktops and mobile laptops in corporate
 environments.  VERITAS Backup Exec(TM) offers the most complete backup
 solution for mixed platform workgroups needing protection for Windows NT,
 Windows 2000 and Novell NetWare environments.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     VERITAS NetBackup DataCenter is immediately available starting at a U.S.
 suggested retail price of $5,000 for Windows platforms, and $10,000 for UNIX
 platforms. VERITAS Backup Exec for Windows NT(R) and Windows(R) 2000 is
 immediately available for a U.S. suggested retail price of $795 for the Server
 Edition and $1,195 for the Advanced Server Edition. VERITAS Software products
 are available through VERITAS Vplus(TM), an authorized network of distributors
 and VARs and through a worldwide network of OEM partners. For more information
 about VERITAS Backup Exec or VERITAS NetBackup, please contact the company's
 North American sales headquarters office at:  400 International Parkway,
 Heathrow, FL 32746, 800-327-2232 or 407-531-7501, fax:  407-531-7730.
 
     About VERITAS The Data Availability Company(TM)
     VERITAS Software Corporation provides essential data availability software
 solutions that enable customers to protect and access their business-critical
 data for Business Without Interruption(TM). The company's corporate
 headquarters is located at 1600 Plymouth Street, Mountain View, CA 94043.
 650-527-8000, fax:  650-527-8050, e-mail:  vx-sales@veritas.com, Web site:
 www.veritas.com.
     This document may include estimates and forward-looking statements within
 the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and 21E of the
 Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements involve a
 number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and market
 acceptance of our products and services, our ability to maintain the quality
 of our end-user customer and partnering relationships, and our ability to
 manage our business effectively, that could cause the actual results we
 achieve to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For more
 information regarding potential risks, see the "Factors That May Affect Future
 Results" section of our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q on file
 with the SEC.
 
     NOTE:  VERITAS, VERITAS SOFTWARE, the VERITAS logo, Business Without
 Interruption, VERITAS The Data Availability Company, Backup Exec, VERITAS
 Backup Exec, NetBackup, VERITAS NetBackup, VERITAS NetBackup DataCenter,
 VERITAS NetBackup BusinesServer, VERITAS NetBackup Professional, VERITAS
 VERTEX and VERITAS Vplus are trademarks or registered trademarks of VERITAS
 Software Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
 
     (1) Source:  Gartner:  "EMC Leads 1999 Storage Management Software
         Market", C. DiCenzo, April 2000.
     (2) Source:  Gartner:  "VERITAS: Storage-Focused Management" M. Nicolett,
         C. DiCenzo, February 2001.
     (3) Source:  Gartner:  "Enterprise Backup Market Update" M. Nicolett,
         31 January 2000.
 
 SOURCE  VERITAS Software Corporation