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  • 13 January 2004 09:11

VERITAS Simplifies and Streamlines Disaster Recovery in Heterogeneous Environments

For Immediate Release

VERITAS Simplifies and Streamlines Disaster Recovery in Heterogeneous Environments Latest version of VERITAS Bare Metal Restore software automates database and application recovery, bringing critical business data back online faster

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - January 13, 2004 - VERITAS Software Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTS), the leading storage software provider, today announced the availability of VERITAS™ Bare Metal Restore™ 4.7, disaster recovery software designed to automate the rapid server recovery of heterogeneous enterprises, providing a data "always available" value aligned with the company’s utility computing strategy. VERITAS Bare Metal Restore software automates and simplifies the server recovery process, eliminating the need and time required to manually reinstall operating systems or configure hardware.

New features of VERITAS Bare Metal Restore 4.7 include: External Procedures: The ability to create custom scripts at various points within the data recovery process to help automate and simplify database and application recovery Expanded Platform Support: New support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, IBM AIX 5.2 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Bare Metal Restore technology helps organizations reduce the time it takes to restore their information environments after a system failure by automating the multiple, manual-intensive tasks required to restore a failed system. VERITAS Bare Metal Restore features "dissimilar system restore," which allows administrators to restore a Windows system to target hardware that is completely different than the original source hardware, more cost-effectively utilizing existing IT server investment and helping to get critical business data back online faster.

"Organizations want to recover from planned and unplanned downtime in swift, simple steps that do not interfere with their daily operations," said Dianne McAdam, senior analyst and partner, Data Mobility Group. "Software that simplifies and automates the recovery process enables enterprises to efficiently get systems back up and running and ensure business continuity."

The new external procedures capability allows administrators to insert custom scripts within the data recovery process allowing for the automation of database and application recovery, traditionally a separate step outside the data restoration process and performed by separate IT staff. With the external procedures feature, server, database and application recovery can be performed in fewer steps through automation to reduce manual error and allow for rapid recovery of data.

"This new version of Bare Metal Restore provides IT departments with the technology to help ensure data availability and business continuity for their customers by insulating end users from a simple system failure right through to a complete site outage," said Bob Maness, senior director of product marketing, VERITAS Software. "Bare Metal Restore allows organizations to respond to hardware component failures quickly and efficiently, driving higher application availability."

Pricing and Availability VERITAS Bare Metal Restore 4.7 is available at the beginning of February 2004 at no additional cost to current Bare Metal Restore customers with support and maintenance contracts. For new customers, Bare Metal Restore starts at US$900 per Windows client and US$1,000 per UNIX client.

About VERITAS Software With revenues of $1.5 billion in 2002, VERITAS Software ranks among the top 10 software companies in the world. VERITAS Software is the world’s leading storage software company, providing data protection, storage management, high availability and disaster recovery software to 99 percent of the Fortune 500. VERITAS Software’s corporate headquarters is located at 350 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA, 94043, tel: 650-527-8000, fax: 650-527-8050, e-mail: , Web site: .

# # # Local contact: Narelle Wilson, General Manager Marketing, Australia and New Zealand, VERITAS Software (61 2) 8220 7000, Fiona Martin, Account Director, Max Australia (61 2) 9954 3492,

This press release may include estimates and forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the risk that we will not gain market acceptance of our products and services, the risk that we will not be able to maintain the quality of our end-user customer and partnering relationships, and the risk that we will not 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 report on Form 10-K on file with the SEC. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

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