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Pentagon Awards LEGATO $4.3 Million Contract for Continuity of Operations Solution; Pentagon Renovation Office Chooses LEGATO for Automated Availability of Critical Applications.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 15, 2003

LEGATO Software, the leader in open software for Information Management, today announced it received a $4.3 million competitive award for business continuance and availability solutions from the Pentagon Renovation Office (PENREN), a large-scale initiative to modernize the Department of Defense's IT infrastructure. PENREN supports many agencies within the Pentagon, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army, Navy, Air Force and the Marine Corps.

Michael Sullivan, program manager for PENREN, said, "With LEGATO Software, the Pentagon Renovation Office is deploying a high-performance, automated availability solution capable of meeting the 24-by-7 continuity of operations requirements of the Department of Defense. LEGATO worked closely with PENREN to understand our business continuity requirements and delivered a solution that met our specific needs."

In this agreement, signed in LEGATO's third quarter, PENREN is deploying LEGATO's high availability software with EMC's data replication software as part of its total business continuance solution. The LEGATO-EMC solution automates the management of the disaster recovery process by automatically detecting and reporting problems, ensuring ongoing application availability, and transferring business operation to a recovery site as necessary.

In addition, LEGATO Consulting Services will provide deployment services and project management support over the next two years.

"In delivery of this contract, LEGATO reinforces its commitment to the federal marketplace by providing proven enterprise-level continuity of operation solutions that meet the stringent demands of the Department of Defense," said Chris Chappell, vice president, federal operations of LEGATO Software. "The project exemplifies the ability of EMC and LEGATO to deliver solutions that span the information lifecycle. We appreciate the confidence the Pentagon Renovation Office has placed in LEGATO and we are committed to the partnership."

About the Pentagon Renovation Program

The Pentagon Renovation Program -- -- is charged with transforming the 60-year-old headquarters of the United States military into a modern, flexible and efficient work environment. The project requires the phased relocation of 25,000 Pentagon tenants, removing thousands of tons of hazardous materials, modernizing the utility and IT infrastructure and improving force protection and energy efficiency.

About LEGATO Software

LEGATO Software, a division of EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), is a global provider of open, enterprise-class software solutions and services for Information Management -- helping organizations simplify management and control of information, and enable business continuity and compliance at the lowest TCO. LEGATO's information protection, automated availability, and messaging and content management solutions are delivered through a worldwide network of strategic partnerships and alliances, as well as a direct sales force. The division's headquarters are located at 2350 West El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040; 650-210-7000; fax: 650-210-7032; Web site:

LEGATO and the LEGATO logo are registered trademarks, and LEGATO NetWorker, NetWorker, SmartMedia, Co-StandbyServer, RepliStor, SnapShotServer, QuikStartz, AlphaStor, ClientPak, Xtender, XtenderSolutions, DiskXtender, ApplicationXtender, ArchiveXtender, EmailXtender, and EmailXaminer are trademarks or registered trademarks of LEGATO Software. This is a nonexhaustive list of LEGATO trademarks. EMC is a registered trademark, and SRDF is a trademark of EMC Corporation. 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 Software and any of its offerings or services, please contact your local sales office or the Division Headquarters.
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