Symantec Backup Exec 2010 and Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition Take Security, Backup and Recovery Honors in Best of Tech Ed 2010 Awards

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Jun 22, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that Symantec Backup Exec 2010 and Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition were recognized as Best of Tech Ed 2010 award winners by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro(R) and SQL Server Magazine. Symantec's small and mid-sized business (SMB) products were chosen based on their innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage and exceptional value to customers. The awards were announced at the Microsoft Tech Ed North America 2010 IT pro Conference in New Orleans on June 9.

Symantec offers SMBs complete protection, helping them safeguard their businesses from threats as well as information loss. Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition combines Symantec AntiVirus with advanced threat prevention, protecting servers, laptops and desktops from viruses, spyware and other malware threats in a single, integrated product. It meets the needs of small business with enterprise-class protection that is also simple to install, easy to use and cost effective.

Backup Exec 2010 helps mid-sized businesses save time and money by protecting more data and utilizing less storage through fully integrated data deduplication and archiving technologies. Backup Exec 2010 helps organizations eliminate duplicate data with a simple three-step process that does not require an additional point product. With Backup Exec 2010, midsized businesses can also reduce downtime with granular recovery of Microsoft Exchange, SQL and Active Directory in VMware and Hyper-V environments from a single pass backup.

Quotes: "Symantec's vision for SMB information protection goes beyond just traditional antivirus, so we are extremely proud to have both Backup Exec and Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition recognized at Tech Ed 2010. This recognition validates Symantec's ability to provide our SMB customers with solutions that offer them complete protection, helping them safeguard their information from external and internal threats as well as downtime." -- Bernard Laroche, senior director, Product Marketing, Symantec

"Choosing the best product in each of 14 categories -- from our list of 46 products -- was both daunting and exhilarating for our judging panel. The winners typically offered an edge in product functionality, boasted enhanced feature sets in new versions, or introduced innovative technology -- giving them a slight advantage over the competition." -- Jason Bovberg, Senior Editor, Windows IT Pro

"At Kortek Solutions, we regularly recommend both Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition and Backup Exec to our customers and we're not surprised that they were recognized as the Best of Tech Ed. These products are perfect for small and mid-sized businesses that don't always have the time or resources to deploy complicated, expensive technology. Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition and Backup Exec have been instrumental in helping us meet the needs of our SMB clients." -- Lyle Epstein, president and CEO of Kortek Solutions

"At Payment Systems Group, we build technology to move money for companies -- and our customers can't and won't tolerate any downtime or mistakes when it comes to their money. Our solutions have to be up and running and completely reliable 24/7, which is why we chose Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition, and Backup Exec. Symantec is just as serious about reliability as we have to be, and we trust them to help secure and protect our customers' valuable information. And of course it doesn't hurt that working with Symantec always saves us time and resources." --Grant Szalay, president and CEO, Payment Systems Group, Inc.

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