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Symantec Consulting Services Delivers Expanded Service Offerings for Data Center Foundation to Address Key Customer Initiatives


SAN FRANCISCO -- Symantec Vision 2006 -- May 9, 2006 -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced a framework of new and existing Symantec Consulting Service offerings to support the Symantec Data Center Foundation, an integrated solution that enables enterprises to standardize on a consistent software infrastructure across heterogeneous application, database, server and storage platforms, also announced today. The portfolio of consulting services addresses the key business objectives of today’s enterprise customers of enabling protection, standardization, IT service management and optimization of the data center. This is the most comprehensive portfolio of consulting services for a product suite Symantec has ever offered.

Symantec’s dedicated team of consultants worldwide will provide unique advisory and enablement expertise across the Symantec Data Center Foundation technologies to further enable customers to maximize the benefits of the product suite. In addition, Symantec Consulting Services will further augment customer opportunities to optimize the data center beyond the product capabilities through custom programs tailored to individual business needs, including a full service expert residency program for onsite management of critical data center operations.

“What many enterprises require is a simplified, business driven approach to reducing complexity and improving data center manageability – and Symantec Consulting Services offers an unparalleled, simplified framework for customers to supplement and maximize the benefits of the Symantec Data Center Foundation solution suite,” said Greg Hughes, senior vice president of Symantec Global Services.

Symantec Consulting Services help lower the complexity and streamline the management of customers’ multi-vendor, heterogeneous, mission-critical environments. The advisory, enablement and expert residency portfolio of services supporting the key components of the Symantec Data Center Foundation will align with enterprise customers’ primary business objectives of:

Protection – Symantec will offer a new Data Center Risk Assessment Service that complements its established Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery; Information Security and Compliance Services to help customers identify and manage risks associated with the data center. In addition, Symantec’s Critical Application Availability Services help businesses maintain high availability of mission-critical business applications including Oracle, Java, Exchange and SAP.

Standardization – Symantec will offer a new Data Center Standardization Assessment Service that enables IT organizations to rapidly identify the savings from standardizing their software infrastructure. In addition, Symantec Consulting Services provides enablement services for all components of the Symantec Data Center Foundation.

Enabling IT Service Management – Symantec will offer new Data Center Re-engineering Services to include ITIL Process Design and services that enable centralized server and storage management and automation, service level definition and management/architecture design and configuration and asset management.

Optimization – Symantec will offer a new suite of customized service capabilities to address storage, server and data center migration and consolidation and tiered storage.

More information about Symantec’s consulting services can be found at

Symantec Consulting Services offerings and expert residency program to support the Symantec Data Center Foundation product suite are scheduled to be available when the latest versions of the products are shipped, currently slated for Calendar Q2 and Q3, 2006.

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