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VERITAS Software Introduces Competitive Migration Promotion for ARCserveIT Customers.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 22, 2000

VERITAS(R) Software Offers New ARCserveIT Tape Read Capabilities

and Special Promotional Pricing with VERITAS Backup Exec

for Windows NT and Windows 2000

VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq:VRTS), the data availability company, today announced that version 8.0 of VERITAS Backup Exec(TM) for Windows NT and Windows 2000 now has the ability to read version 6.x of Computer Associates' ARCserveIT for Windows NT and NetWare, enhancing its previous capability to read ARCserveIT 4.x and 5.x tapes.

Customers may now catalog, import or restore ARCserveIT NT tape-based data using VERITAS Backup Exec for Windows NT and Windows 2000. Users may also easily switch to version 8.0 of VERITAS Backup Exec for Windows NT and Windows 2000 without needing to convert legacy ARCserveIT tapes or maintain legacy ARCserveIT data restore systems. Additionally, VERITAS Software is offering a special competitive migration promotion for current ARCserveIT users, with products priced up to 60 percent below the regular MSRP.

"VERITAS Software is committed to providing the easiest migration path for users to switch to the industry-leading Windows NT backup application and the only certified backup application for Windows 2000," said Neal Ater, senior vice president, Data Protection Product Group, VERITAS Software. "Now, customers may easily make the switch to VERITAS Backup Exec and create a complete data protection package that effectively protects their server data and restores their legacy ARCserveIT tapes at a reduced price."

VERITAS Software's new competitive migration promotion minimizes the cost associated with transitioning from existing ARCserveIT installations. Available for a limited time only, this promotion includes special reduced pricing on version 8.0 of VERITAS Backup Exec for Windows NT and Windows 2000 and selected VERITAS Backup Exec options, including: Intelligent Disaster Recovery, Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server, Agent for Microsoft SQL Server, Open File Option, Agent for Lotus Domino, Agent Accelerator for remote server backups and the Library Expansion Option. In addition, the purchase price includes Maintenance Advantage, providing technical support and free product upgrades for one year, forming a complete, cost-effective migration solution.

Pricing and Availability

Version 8.0 of VERITAS Backup Exec for Windows NT and Windows 2000 competitive migration promotion is available June 22-September 15, 2000 through VERITAS Software's network of authorized Team VERITAS(TM) VARs worldwide, starting at a suggested retail price of $595 for the Server Edition, $895 for the Advanced Server Edition and $495 for each included option. Prices are based on a savings of up to 60 percent below the regular MSRP.

VERITAS Backup Exec for Windows NT/2000

As the first and only backup and restore data protection solution to receive the certified for Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server logo from Microsoft, version 8.0 of VERITAS Backup Exec for Windows NT and Windows 2000 offers complete protection of the Windows 2000 System State including Active Directory, COM+ Class Registration Database, Registry, System Volume and System Files. The new Windows 2000 file system changes -- including disk quotas, encrypted files, Distributed File System and reparse points utilized by Volume Mount Points, Directory Junctions and Remote Storage Services -- are also fully protected with this comprehensive solution. Leveraging Microsoft's clustering API's, VERITAS Backup Exec provides automatic, active-passive failover in high-availability cluster environments and job re-try capabilities, increasing system fault tolerance. VERITAS Backup Exec incorporates updated disaster recovery support for Windows 2000 with the enhanced VERITAS Backup Exec Intelligent Disaster Recovery Option. Additionally, VERITAS Backup Exec Network Storage Executive(TM) greatly enhances the functionality of VERITAS Backup Exec for Windows NT and Windows 2000 by unifying multiple, independent VERITAS Backup Exec(TM) for Windows NT and Windows 2000 servers to provide one central point of administration and control.

About VERITAS Software

VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq:VRTS) 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. Telephone: 650/335-8000. Fax: 650/335-8050. Email: WWW site:

This press release may include estimates and forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and market acceptance of VERITAS Software's products and VERITAS Software's ability to appropriately distribute its products, that could cause actual results it achieves to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For more information regarding potential risks, see the sections titled "Factors That May Affect Our Future Results" of VERITAS Software's most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q on file with the SEC.

Note to Editors: VERITAS is a registered trademark of VERITAS Software Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. The VERITAS logo, Business Without Interruption, Team VERITAS, VERITAS Backup Exec and Network Storage Executive are trademarks of VERITAS Software Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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