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April 25, 2017
Veritas Study: Organizations Worldwide Fear Non-compliance with New European Union Data Regulation Could Put Them Out of Business

A global study from Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, has revealed that 86 percent of organizations worldwide are concerned that a failure to adhere to the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could have a major negative impact on their business. Nearly 20 percent said they fear that non-compliance could put them out of business. This is in the face of potential fines for non-compliance as high as $21 million or four percent of annual turnover – whichever is greater.

March 22, 2017
Veritas Equips Organizations with Systematic Approach to Address GDPR Globally

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today unveiled an integrated solution that will help organizations directly address the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This solution gives enterprises around the world the ability to understand what personally identifiable information (PII) they hold on European Union (EU) residents and access that information quickly when requested by employees or consumers. It also provides a systematic way for organizations to protect PII from breach, loss or damage. These elements are critical mandates required by the new regulation.

March 20, 2017
Veritas, IBM Join Forces to Drive Data Management Further in the Cloud

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Veritas Technologies today announced a collaboration designed to help enterprises working with increasing data volumes better manage, optimize and protect data across hybrid cloud environments.

March 7, 2017
Veritas Announces Global Strategic Partnership with Google to Deliver Enterprise-Ready Data Management to Google Cloud Platform and G Suite Customers

At Google Cloud Next 17, Veritas Technologies, the world’s leading information management company,  announced an expanded partnership with Google to provide joint customers with 360 Data Management capabilities that reduce data storage costs, increase compliance and eDiscovery readiness and accelerate the customer’s journey to Google Cloud Platform.

March 2, 2017
Veritas NetBackup Appliance Joins the Fujitsu Data Protection Portfolio

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announced a new agreement with Fujitsu to sell Veritas NetBackup Appliances. The Veritas NetBackup Appliances will be offered alongside the existing Fujitsu ETERNUS range of hardware and provide end users a full range of data protection solutions.

February 22, 2017
Veritas and Microsoft Forge Global Strategic Partnership for Data Management in the Cloud

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management and Microsoft Corp. today announced a multi-year global, strategic partnership to help organizations use Microsoft Azure to optimize for hybrid cloud environments and to host Veritas’ Enterprise management and governance service on Azure. 

February 15, 2017
Veritas Announces New Technology Alliance with AWS to Deliver Streamlined Path to the Cloud for Enterprises

Veritas Technologies today announced a technology alliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver Veritas 360 Data Management capabilities to enterprises leveraging AWS infrastructure -- accelerating migration to the cloud and improving the management of applications and data across hybrid cloud environments.

February 8, 2017
Veritas Appoints Scott Genereux as EVP of Worldwide Field Operations

Veritas Technologies today announced that Scott Genereux has joined the company as executive vice president of Worldwide Field Operations overseeing all aspects of sales, channels, services and support.

December 21, 2016
Entetsu System Service Selects Veritas NetBackup to Support Its Complex Virtualization Infrastructure

Veritas Technologies Japan LLC (Veritas), the leader in information management, today announced that Entetsu System Service Co. Ltd (ESS), the IT systems arm of the Entetsu Group, has chosen Veritas NetBackup to provide unified data protection across virtual, physical and cloud.

December 15, 2016
Veritas Study Reveals Over Half of Businesses Are Unprepared for GDPR

Newly released research from Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, shows more than half of organizations have failed to begin any work on meeting minimum General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.

December 8, 2016
Veritas Named a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announced that Gartner, a leading IT research and advisory firm, has named Veritas as a Leader in Gartner’s December 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA), for the 13th consecutive year. To access the report, click here.

December 1, 2016
Veritas Launches Enterprise Data Management Solution Powered by NetBackup 8.0 to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announced the launch of NetBackup 8.0 and an integrated Enterprise Data Management solution to help organizations manage data in the cloud and extract new business value as they transform for the future. The new solution builds on the foundation of Veritas’ NetBackup  to integrate data visibility, application resiliency and copy data management so organizations can uphold their most critical asset—data.

November 29, 2016
Veritas Boosts Application Performance and Streamlines Data Protection and Management on AWS

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announced at AWS re:Invent new capabilities for InfoScale and NetBackup designed to optimize enterprise application migration and simplify data protection deployment within Amazon Web Services (AWS) environments. Veritas InfoScale delivers software-defined storage for the cloud and helps ensure application performance, scale and resiliency requirements are met. Additionally, protecting these applications and other cloud-based workloads has now been made even easier with the new Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for NetBackup. These latest capabilities join a host of existing Veritas cloud data management solutions that support a variety of AWS use cases, from data governance and protection to migration and disaster recovery.

November 16, 2016
Veritas Enhances Enterprise Vault for U.S. Government Managing Government Records Directive

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announced the release of Veritas Enterprise Vault™ 12.1, the first FedRAMP Authorized SaaS data archiving solution enhanced to enable the Capstone approach to managing email records electronically. This release will help customers to quickly and effectively address the Managing Government Records Directive, an effort by the U.S. Government to help reform records management policies and simplify the transition to electronic-based records management for federal agencies.

November 7, 2016
Veritas Helps Users Stave Off Data Capacity Gap with Expanded Cloud and Virtualization Support in Backup Exec 16

Veritas Technologies, a leader in information management, today announced Backup Exec 16, a significant update to its unified backup and recovery solution for mid-market organizations. Data in this market segment is expected to rise by 33 percent in the next three years, according to a recent survey. With budgets remaining flat and business expectations increasing for rapid deployment and return on IT services, backup and recovery, mid-market companies are seeking more powerful, flexible, and trusted data protection solutions.

November 1, 2016
Independent Research Firm names Veritas Technologies as a Leader Among Information Archiving Cloud Providers in 2016

Veritas Technologies, the global leader in information management, announced today it has been named by Forrester Research as a “Leader” in The Forrester Wave™: Information Archiving Cloud Providers, Q4 2016 for its Enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) archiving solution. The 2016 Information Archiving Wave evaluated 13 vendors on a broad range of criteria including cloud architecture, scalability, security capabilities, user and group management, compliance and eDiscovery, supervision, file access, and data sovereignty support.

October 25, 2016
Veritas Advances Enterprise Data Management with Support for Google Cloud Storage Coldline

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announced that it is expanding its Google Cloud Platform integration with support for Google Cloud Storage Coldline. By combining Information Map, NetBackup and Google Cloud Platform, customers can take advantage of frictionless information governance with complete visibility, insight and greater control of their data.  

October 25, 2016
Veritas Introduces FedRAMP SaaS Compliant Cloud Solutions for Archiving and eDiscovery

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announced that Veritas Enterprise Vault and Veritas Discovery Accelerator are now available as a FedRAMP Authorized, SaaS level , Moderate impact cloud service. Through our partnership with bluesource, a Veritas platinum certified partner, and their partnership with ProjectHosts, U.S. government agencies in need of cloud-based Archiving and eDiscovery can now gain immediate access to these Veritas solutions in a FedRAMP Authorized cloud. With these solutions, government agencies can now minimize the cost of overhead for hardware and software ownership, and move to a fully managed government cloud archiving and eDiscovery service to successfully meet Capstone and immutability requirements.

October 19, 2016
Veritas Technologies Appoints David Dart as Chief of HR

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announced that human resources veteran David Dart has joined the company as chief human resources officer (CHRO). Dart will lead global human resources (HR) and is responsible for all aspects of HR for the organization, including performance management, talent development, talent acquisition and compensation, as well as benefits. With more than 20 years of human resource and leadership experience, Dart’s extensive background spans all aspects of HR, including strategic change management and leadership development.

October 12, 2016
MEDIA ALERT: Veritas to Showcase HyperScale for OpenStack and Veritas Access at OpenStack Summit

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announced that it will showcase two of its software-defined storage solutions—HyperScale for OpenStack and Veritas Access—at OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, Spain from October 25-28, 2016.

September 27, 2016
Veritas Research Shows Digital Hoarding Behaviour is Pervasive, with Employees Willing to Give up Almost Anything but Their Data

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today released the Data Hoarders research study showing that 82 percent of IT decision makers admit they are hoarders of data and digital files. Following its Data Genomics project that analysed tens of billions of files and their attributes from many of its customers’ unstructured data environments, Veritas conducted a study to analyse the data storage habits of IT decision makers and global office professionals.

September 13, 2016
Veritas Accelerates Digital Business Transformation with New Cloud Data Management Solutions

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announced its vision for a sweeping range of new solutions for cloud data management designed to help organizations as they transform to digital businesses. The new solutions will address the three foundational pillars for comprehensive enterprise data management: data protection, data availability and data insight. With its new cloud data management solutions, Veritas will help organizations manage the IT complexity of hybrid clouds with new capabilities that help them drive more value from their data while reducing cost and business risk.

September 13, 2016
Veritas and Red Hat Collaborate to Support Requirements for Business Critical Applications on OpenStack

Veritas, the leader in information management, and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a collaboration aimed at supporting business critical enterprise applications on OpenStack. Building on their long history of technology collaboration focused on business continuity, storage management and data protection solutions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Virtualization, the two companies plan to work together to offer predictable quality of service to OpenStack applications and workloads, regardless of scale.

September 8, 2016
Sky Improves Storage Efficiencies with Veritas Technologies

Since partnering with Veritas Technologies, the global leader in information management, Sky has increased efficiency and freed staff time to focus on strategic IT transformation projects using NetBackup, NetBackup Appliances and Information Map. To help other customers achieve similar success, Veritas has announced today that it is offering a free trial of the Information Map for qualifying NetBackup customers.

September 1, 2016
Veritas Announces New Feature Pack 5 For Leading Backup And Recovery Solution Backup Exec 15

Veritas Technologies, the global leader in information management, today announced the release of Feature Pack 5 for Backup Exec 15, its leading data protection solution for mid-sized organizations. Backup Exec delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery for the entire IT infrastructure regardless of platform: virtual, physical and cloud. With the new release, administrators can migrate their backup smoothly to the cloud while adhering to critical disaster recovery processes without increasing complexity. They can also improve their recovery times for virtual environments and minimize the downtime of critical services within the company.

August 25, 2016
Veritas Launches Resiliency Platform 2.0 Boosting VMware Integration to Power Single-Click Resiliency across Complex, Hybrid Environments

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announced the release of Veritas Resiliency Platform 2.0, featuring a built-in VMware certified data mover that achieves a significantly lower Recovery Point Objective (RPO) compared to VMware’s native data mover VMware vSphere Replication.

August 24, 2016
Veritas to Usher in the Future of Information Management at Vision 2016 Conference

Veritas, the leader in information management, is bringing together a wide range of industry and technology leaders at its Veritas Vision 2016 conference on September 12-14, 2016 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Register now for a conference and expo pass.

August 8, 2016
Veritas Awarded Best Backup & Recovery Solution by NetworkWorld Asia

Veritas Technologies, the leader in global information management, today announced Veritas Backup and Recovery solutions as the undisputed winner of the Backup and Recovery solution category at the NetworkWorld Asia (NWA) Information Management Awards 2016. 

July 12, 2016
Veritas Technologies Delivers Next Generation of NetBackup Appliance Including Data Protection and Visibility

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announces the next-generation of its NetBackup 5200-series Integrated Appliances with data visibility. Together NetBackup 5240 and Information Map are the first solution to integrate data protection and data visibility map, addressing enterprise challenges managing unclassified, dark data. NetBackup 5240 is the latest in the popular family of Veritas appliances seeing unprecedented growth in the last six years.

June 28, 2016
“State of the Hybrid Cloud” Research Suggests IT Pros Should Focus on Information – Not Infrastructure – Management

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announced the results of a global survey indicating that nearly three-quarters of enterprises continue to adopt multiple private and public cloud strategies. The findings highlight the need for organizations to adopt solid information management and security strategies.

June 21, 2016
Veritas NetBackup Wins SIIA Business Technology CODiE Award for 2016’s Best Storage and Back Up Solutions

Today Veritas Technologies, the global leader in information management, announced its market leading backup solution NetBackup 7.7 prevailed over all of the competing products that were nominated, and is named the Best Storage and Backup Solutions of 2016 by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. The NetBackup platform is trusted by enterprises worldwide to protect cloud, virtual and physical workloads, no matter where the data resides.

June 13, 2016
Gartner Positions Veritas Technologies a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software

Veritas Technologies, the global leader in information management, announced today it has been recognized by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software1. Veritas is the only vendor positioned as a Leader since the inception of the report in 1999, and is the #1 market share leader2 for backup and recovery software for 2015.

May 18, 2016
New Veritas Research Finds Only 40% of Organizations Are High Performers When It Comes to Successful Information Governance

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today released new research findings that illuminate the most effective information governance practices that empower organizations to extract as much value as possible out of their information while reducing related risks and costs. The study found that 94% of organizations have a formal information governance program currently in place or are in the planning stages. However, only 40% of organizations are high performers when it comes to information governance.

May 11, 2016
Veritas Prepares Organizations for the Complex New European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Veritas Technologies, the global leader in information management, today announced a set of solutions and services to help prepare organizations for the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) recently finalized by the European Union Parliament. Veritas Enterprise Vault™ 12, Data Insight 5.1, Information Map and supporting services including the dark data assessment provide businesses with critical visibility into their unstructured data that will help them to achieve better compliance with the new GDPR and existing regulations.

May 2, 2016
Veritas Joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, announced that it has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance. Popular Veritas backup and recovery solutions NetBackup and Backup Exec provide outstanding protection for a wide range of Microsoft platforms and applications, including Windows, Hyper-V, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint.

April 19, 2016
Veritas Partner Force Named 5-Star Award Winning Program by CRN Magazine

Veritas Technologies, the leader in global information management, announces that its Veritas Partner Force program has been designated a 5-Star Partner Program in the 2016 CRN Partner Program Guide. The award recognizes Veritas as having one of the best partner programs in the market.

March 23, 2016
Veritas Launches Information Management Solutions for Google Cloud Platform

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announced support for Google Cloud Platform with its market leading NetBackup 7.7 and Backup Exec 15 solutions. Organizations can use the Google public cloud as a backup destination, run back up and perform disaster recovery to or from the Google Cloud Platform. With this support, Veritas is delivering needed visibility and control for hybrid cloud environments.

March 22, 2016
Veritas Unveils Dates for the Vision 2016 Conference: September 12-15  

Veritas, the leader in information management, is hosting its highly anticipated Veritas Vision 2016 conference on September 12th through 15th, 2016 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Thousands of the world’s digital information experts will be present for the most focused, information management event of the year. This conference presents a unique opportunity for attendees to engage in conversations with experts and peers, breakout sessions, hands-on labs, technical workshops, keynote addresses, and dozens of other activities centered on making information work for business. Register now for a conference and expo pass.

March 15, 2016
Veritas Global Databerg Report Finds 85% of Stored Data Is Either Dark or Redundant, Obsolete, or Trivial (ROT)

Veritas Technologies, the global leader in information management, today released the results of its Global Databerg Report. The survey reveals that 52% of all information currently stored and processed by organizations around the world is considered ‘dark’ data, whose value is unknown. Additionally, another 33% of data is considered redundant, obsolete, or trivial (ROT) and is known to be useless. If left untamed, this dark and ROT business data will unnecessarily cost organizations around the world a cumulative $3.3 trillion to manage by the year 2020.

March 1, 2016
Veritas Technologies Announces CFO and Key Positions on Its Leadership Team

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announced that Mick Lopez is joining the leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Lopez brings 30 years of global commercial experience with both public and private companies most recently serving as CFO at Harris Corporation. He has lead corporate strategy, operations, and mergers and acquisitions for leading technology organizations including Aricent, Cisco and IBM.

February 11, 2016
New Veritas Data Genomics Index Delivers Industry First Insights into Business Data Composition

In its inaugural Data Genomics Index Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today released the industry’s first accurate view of the composition of enterprise data. This real-time view of today’s corporate data reveals that over 40% of files have remained untouched for three years, creating an opportunity for businesses to positively impact their bottom line costs. The Data Genomics Index is the first step towards benchmarking enterprise data environments to catalyze interest and action in this growing challenge.

February 11, 2016
Veritas Advances Retention and Risk Mitigation with New Innovations that Improve Information Governance

Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announced new innovations to Enterprise Vault™ 12 and Data Insight 5.1 including advanced classification, support for Box, and automated remediation workflows. Together they provide businesses with critical visibility into their unstructured data and empower informed decisions about what critical information to retain and what to delete for compliance, business value and discovery. This is more important than ever as the Veritas Data Genomics Index, also released today, reveals that 41% of data has not been modified in a typical corporation and is three or more years old.

February 1, 2016
Newly Independent Veritas Re-Launches as Information Management Leader

Today, Veritas Technologies begins as a newly independent company. Led by new CEO Bill Coleman, Veritas is focused on solving organizations’ exponentially growing data challenges. Veritas provides businesses with software and services to help them collect, protect, analyze and optimize their data, so organizations can make smarter decisions, manage risk and minimize expense growth.

January 4, 2016
Veritas Technologies Named a “Leader” in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

Veritas Technologies announced its place as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA) for the 12th consecutive year.

December 21, 2015
Symantec and The Carlyle Group Plan to Close Acquisition of Veritas January 29, 2016

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) and The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that they expect to close Carlyle’s acquisition of Veritas on January 29, 2016, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The closing was previously expected to take place on January 1, 2016.

October 27, 2015
UK organisations have the second highest rate of ‘Dark’ Data in EMEA

Veritas Technologies LLC, one of the global leaders in backup and recovery solutions, today announced the results of its Databerg Report 2015, which looked at how European organisations across the public and private sector manage their data. Major issues highlighted by the survey include employees treating corporate IT systems as their own personal infrastructure, and management’s over-reliance on cloud storage systems – concerns that will not only be subject to regulatory changes, but which also create a higher risk of data loss.

October 26, 2015
Veritas Technologies Debuts NetBackup Copilot for Oracle at Oracle OpenWorld 2015

Today Veritas debuted NetBackup™ Copilot, a revolutionary new way to protect Oracle databases. Available with the latest release of Veritas NetBackup Appliance 2.7.1, Copilot provides unmatched visibility into backup and recovery processes and is a robust extension to Veritas’ enterprise-class product portfolio. Today’s announcement continues to strengthen the company’s role with key partners like Oracle.

October 13, 2015
Veritas Unveils Global Partner Program - Veritas Partner Force

Veritas Technologies LLC, a global leader in information management solutions, today announced its independent global partner program, Veritas Partner Force. The refreshed partner program was enhanced based on extensive partner feedback and is designed to further reward information management partners focused on growing their business with Veritas.

October 6, 2015
Veritas Announces NetBackup Support for Amazon S3 Standard-IA Storage Class

Veritas Technologies LLC, a global leader in backup and recovery solutions, today announced that NetBackup™, an enterprise-class data protection solution, will provide full support for Amazon Simple Storage Service Standard-Infrequent Access (Amazon S3 Standard-IA).

August 11, 2015
Symantec Announces Sale of Veritas to The Carlyle Group

Today, Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its information management business, known as Veritas, to an investor group led by The Carlyle Group together with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, and other expected co-investors for $8 billion in cash. The transaction, which was unanimously approved by Symantec's Board of Directors, is expected to close by January 1, 2016.

July 7, 2015
Veritas Unveils Major Advances in Cloud Backup and Turbocharges Performance with the Release of NetBackup 7.7

Veritas announced the latest release of its enterprise-class data protection solution, Veritas NetBackup™ 7.7. Among its powerful new capabilities, the industry-leading solution includes features that greatly expand the effectiveness of backup and recovery operations that utilize cloud storage services, adding support for new cloud providers and increasing performance by up to thirty times.

July 7, 2015
Veritas Unveils New Portfolio to Tackle Unchecked Data Growth and Fragmented Storage

Veritas announced new offerings for rapidly evolving enterprise datacenters, as well as significant upgrades to its core portfolio of backup and information management products.

“Our customers find themselves at the crossroads of an information explosion and a fundamental shift in the way infrastructure is delivered,” said Matt Cain, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer for Veritas. “To make sense of tremendous volumes of data, we know that traditional infrastructure-centric approaches alone no longer work. These new offerings will help our customers realize information availability while gathering the insight critical to supporting their business goals.”

January 28, 2015
Symantec Selects Veritas Technologies Corporation as the Name for its Independent Information Management Company

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced Veritas Technologies Corporation as the name for its independent publicly traded information management company, which will be created following the completion of the previously announced separation into two companies. It also revealed a new logo for Veritas.

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