Legato Expands Information Protection and Recovery for Linux on IBM eServer

Legato to Debut NetWorker on IBM eServer zSeries Linux at IBM

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May 07, 2002, 01:00 ET from Legato Systems, Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 Legato Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   LGTO), a worldwide leader in enterprise storage
 management software, today announced its intention to deliver the industry's
 most comprehensive information protection and recovery solution for Linux on
 IBM eServer zSeries systems.
     With the availability of the Legato offering, customers have a complete,
 scaleable Linux storage solution.  In addition to Legato's support for IBM
 Linux solutions, such as DB2, Informix, and Lotus Notes, Legato's information
 protection solutions for IBM eServer enable the migration of mission-critical
 databases from client servers to the more economical IBM mainframe.
     "Our customers want choices and are asking for information protection
 solutions to protect business-critical information on the powerful Linux
 platform for the entire IBM eServer product line," said Joann Duguid,
 Directori, zSeries Linux at IBM.Linux. "Legato NetWorker for information
 protection and recovery of the eServer zSeries will allow customers to
 confidently migrate large, mission critical databases from the client server
 to a more economical and reliable mainframe solution."
     This solution is the latest in a series of ongoing cooperative efforts
 between IBM and Legato to provide information protection and recovery for IBM
 products in the Linux market space. Legato's decision to follow IBM's Linux
 strategy has been supported and enhanced by IBM's PartnerWorld for Developer's
 Program.
     IBM zSeries-based solutions provide the highest service level, transaction
 integrity and comprehensive security for either infrastructure solutions or
 enterprise application solutions. Legato's Linux-based offering of Legato
 NetWorker(R) on the mainframe is designed to take full advantage of the
 reliability and power of the zSeries.  Legato's offering is the industry's
 first information protection and recovery product on the zSeries mainframe
 that allows the server and client to both execute on the mainframe.
     "Legato's commitment to supporting Linux on IBM's eServer zSeries further
 demonstrates Legato and IBM's already strong and successful relationship,"
 said Bill Riley, Vice President, IBM Business Unit, Legato Systems. "In
 addition, Legato's support for Linux also extends beyond eServer to include
 IBM storage products and middleware. We will continue to provide solutions
 utilizing various combinations of Legato and IBM products."
     With more than 100,000 NetWorker server licenses worldwide, Legato's
 information protection software protects the business-critical data of
 enterprise customers by simplifying and centralizing backup and recovery
 operations across heterogeneous environments. Built upon an open, highly
 scalable architecture, NetWorker reduces management overhead by automating the
 protection of storage assets for the largest corporate data centers to the
 smallest satellite branch offices.
 
     About Legato
     Legato Systems, Inc. delivers worldwide enterprise class software
 solutions and services that keep the world's business-critical information and
 applications available. With a direct sales force and through strategic
 partnerships and alliances, Legato delivers the advantage of business
 continuance through enterprise automation with information protection,
 application availability and storage management solutions. The company's
 corporate headquarters are located at 2350 West El Camino Real,
 Mountain View, CA  94040 650-210-7000, fax: 650-210-7032, Web site:
 www.legato.com.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements about the demand
 and customer acceptance of our products, our business pipeline and our
 operations and prospects for the remainder of fiscal year 2002. These
 forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that
 could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially. Factors that
 might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, the Company's
 ability to close larger contracts in the current challenging IT spending
 environment, the on-going weakness in the economy, the ability of the Company
 to continue to develop and update products for which there is market demand,
 customers' acceptance of our contract terms, integration of new executives and
 employees, unexpected fluctuations in quarterly operating results, product
 concentration, competition from other companies, and rapid technological
 change. For a more detailed discussion of these factors, and other factors
 that could cause the Company's actual results to vary materially, interested
 parties should review the "Risk Factors" listed in the Company's Form 10-K for
 fiscal 2001 and the Forms 10-Q for the first, second and third quarters of the
 Company's fiscal 2001, which are on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
 Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press release reflect the
 Company's beliefs and predictions as of May 7, 2002. The Company disclaims any
 obligation to update these forward-looking statements as a result of
 financial, business or any other developments occurring after May 7, 2002.
     NOTE:  Legato and the Legato logo are registered trademarks, and Legato
 NetWorker, Celestra, GEMS, SmartMedia, Co-StandbyServer, RepliStor,
 SnapShotServer, QuikStartz, SAN Academy, and AlphaStor are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of Legato Systems, Inc. This is a non-exhaustive list of
 Legato trademarks, and other trademarks may be the property of their
 respective owners.
     Information regarding products, services and offerings may be superseded
 by subsequent documents. For the latest information and specifications
 regarding Legato Systems, Inc. and any of its offerings or services, please
 contact your local sales office or the Corporate Headquarters.
 
     CONTACT:  Michelle Basch, Public Relations, +1-650-210-7403, or
 mbasch@legato.com, or Sandy O'Halloran, VP, Investor Relations,
 +1-650-210-7481, or sandyoh@legato.com, both of Legato Systems, Inc.; or
 Joanne Hogue of LVA Corporate Communications, +1-410-642-3344, or
 joanne@LVA.com, for Legato Systems, Inc.
 
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    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 Legato Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   LGTO), a worldwide leader in enterprise storage
 management software, today announced its intention to deliver the industry's
 most comprehensive information protection and recovery solution for Linux on
 IBM eServer zSeries systems.
     With the availability of the Legato offering, customers have a complete,
 scaleable Linux storage solution.  In addition to Legato's support for IBM
 Linux solutions, such as DB2, Informix, and Lotus Notes, Legato's information
 protection solutions for IBM eServer enable the migration of mission-critical
 databases from client servers to the more economical IBM mainframe.
     "Our customers want choices and are asking for information protection
 solutions to protect business-critical information on the powerful Linux
 platform for the entire IBM eServer product line," said Joann Duguid,
 Directori, zSeries Linux at IBM.Linux. "Legato NetWorker for information
 protection and recovery of the eServer zSeries will allow customers to
 confidently migrate large, mission critical databases from the client server
 to a more economical and reliable mainframe solution."
     This solution is the latest in a series of ongoing cooperative efforts
 between IBM and Legato to provide information protection and recovery for IBM
 products in the Linux market space. Legato's decision to follow IBM's Linux
 strategy has been supported and enhanced by IBM's PartnerWorld for Developer's
 Program.
     IBM zSeries-based solutions provide the highest service level, transaction
 integrity and comprehensive security for either infrastructure solutions or
 enterprise application solutions. Legato's Linux-based offering of Legato
 NetWorker(R) on the mainframe is designed to take full advantage of the
 reliability and power of the zSeries.  Legato's offering is the industry's
 first information protection and recovery product on the zSeries mainframe
 that allows the server and client to both execute on the mainframe.
     "Legato's commitment to supporting Linux on IBM's eServer zSeries further
 demonstrates Legato and IBM's already strong and successful relationship,"
 said Bill Riley, Vice President, IBM Business Unit, Legato Systems. "In
 addition, Legato's support for Linux also extends beyond eServer to include
 IBM storage products and middleware. We will continue to provide solutions
 utilizing various combinations of Legato and IBM products."
     With more than 100,000 NetWorker server licenses worldwide, Legato's
 information protection software protects the business-critical data of
 enterprise customers by simplifying and centralizing backup and recovery
 operations across heterogeneous environments. Built upon an open, highly
 scalable architecture, NetWorker reduces management overhead by automating the
 protection of storage assets for the largest corporate data centers to the
 smallest satellite branch offices.
 
     About Legato
     Legato Systems, Inc. delivers worldwide enterprise class software
 solutions and services that keep the world's business-critical information and
 applications available. With a direct sales force and through strategic
 partnerships and alliances, Legato delivers the advantage of business
 continuance through enterprise automation with information protection,
 application availability and storage management solutions. The company's
 corporate headquarters are located at 2350 West El Camino Real,
 Mountain View, CA  94040 650-210-7000, fax: 650-210-7032, Web site:
 www.legato.com.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements about the demand
 and customer acceptance of our products, our business pipeline and our
 operations and prospects for the remainder of fiscal year 2002. These
 forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that
 could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially. Factors that
 might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, the Company's
 ability to close larger contracts in the current challenging IT spending
 environment, the on-going weakness in the economy, the ability of the Company
 to continue to develop and update products for which there is market demand,
 customers' acceptance of our contract terms, integration of new executives and
 employees, unexpected fluctuations in quarterly operating results, product
 concentration, competition from other companies, and rapid technological
 change. For a more detailed discussion of these factors, and other factors
 that could cause the Company's actual results to vary materially, interested
 parties should review the "Risk Factors" listed in the Company's Form 10-K for
 fiscal 2001 and the Forms 10-Q for the first, second and third quarters of the
 Company's fiscal 2001, which are on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
 Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press release reflect the
 Company's beliefs and predictions as of May 7, 2002. The Company disclaims any
 obligation to update these forward-looking statements as a result of
 financial, business or any other developments occurring after May 7, 2002.
     NOTE:  Legato and the Legato logo are registered trademarks, and Legato
 NetWorker, Celestra, GEMS, SmartMedia, Co-StandbyServer, RepliStor,
 SnapShotServer, QuikStartz, SAN Academy, and AlphaStor are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of Legato Systems, Inc. This is a non-exhaustive list of
 Legato trademarks, and other trademarks may be the property of their
 respective owners.
     Information regarding products, services and offerings may be superseded
 by subsequent documents. For the latest information and specifications
 regarding Legato Systems, Inc. and any of its offerings or services, please
 contact your local sales office or the Corporate Headquarters.
 
     CONTACT:  Michelle Basch, Public Relations, +1-650-210-7403, or
 mbasch@legato.com, or Sandy O'Halloran, VP, Investor Relations,
 +1-650-210-7481, or sandyoh@legato.com, both of Legato Systems, Inc.; or
 Joanne Hogue of LVA Corporate Communications, +1-410-642-3344, or
 joanne@LVA.com, for Legato Systems, Inc.
 
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