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MaxAttach Exchange E-mail Relief Bundle Helps IT Managers Manage E-mail Storage

MaxtorÒ Corporation (NYSE: MXO) today announced that it has teamed with VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS) to offer a complete, cost-effective bundled solution for businesses to efficiently manage Microsoft Exchange e-mail storage. The solution offloads and automatically retrieves gigabyte-hungry e-mail attachments in a manner transparent to the user, resulting in fewer e-mail storage restrictions.

The bundle includes the Maxtor MaxAttachÔ NAS 4100, a network-attached storage solution (NAS) that adds up to 320GB of capacity, and VERITAS Remote Storageä for MicrosoftÒ Exchange to take e-mail attachments off of a company’s servers and store them remotely with easy retrieval. When implemented on the Microsoft Windows 2000 Powered MaxAttach running Server Appliance Kit 1.7, the solution enables centralised storage for offloading data from overcrowded Exchange servers. VERITAS Software’s solution places links to the attachment in the Microsoft Exchange databases; the links then call up the data from the Maxtor MaxAttach NAS 4100. The entire process is seamless, with users opening their e-mail attachments in the same click-of-the-mouse, easy manner they are already accustomed to.

“Microsoft Exchange was designed for sending and routing e-mails, not as a data repository,” explained Eric Kelly, president, Maxtor’s Network Systems Group. “The sheer volume of e-mail attachments, particularly those with rich-media content, can quickly fill up a Microsoft Exchange server. We teamed with VERITAS Software to provide an elegant solution for coping with e-mail overload without the additional complexity of adding more Microsoft Exchange servers to a network or limiting the size of users’ mailboxes.”

In addition to cost savings, customers will benefit from:

· Easy deployment. After a short configuration procedure, the combined solution functions automatically. With pre-configured hardware, the entire system can be added to a network in a few minutes. VERITAS Software also offers the free Data Analyser for Exchange tool to scan and report on the contents of the Exchange environment.

· Ease of use. End users don’t need to learn a new interface in order to retrieve their attachments because the VERITAS Remote Storage functions happen transparently.

· Increased Microsoft Exchange performance. With less old data to deal with, Exchange servers will work more efficiently and system administrators can perform Microsoft Exchange backups faster.

· Quicker disaster recovery. Migrating data from the Exchange server means less data to backup regularly and less data to restore. Links to the attachments are automatically recovered along with the data stored on the Maxtor MaxAttach NAS 4100.

· Increased efficiency. Up to 80 percent or more of the storage volume is removed from the Exchange server.

· Maxtor MaxAttach NAS 4100 high-availability features. RAID 5 support, dual 10/100 Ethernet ports for load balancing and fail-over capability, and an uninterrupted power supply port.


“The VERITAS-Maxtor bundled solution is a true communications solution for companies grappling with e-mail overload,” said John Maxwell, vice president of product marketing, VERITAS Software. “The MaxAttach NAS 4100 provides 16 times the storage capacity of

one Microsoft Exchange server, while VERITAS Remote Storage enables users to retrieve their attachments quickly and easily, in the same manner that they always have in the Microsoft Exchange environment.”

Pricing and Availability

The Maxtor MaxAttach NAS 4100 is priced from Euro 3 980. The MaxAttach Exchange E-mail Relief Bundle is available through Maxtor EMEA distributors. More information is available online at http://www.maxattach.com/veritasbundle. Visitors to the Maxtor Web site can register for a chance to win a free bundled solution.

About Maxtor

Maxtor Corporation is one of the world’s leading suppliers of information storage solutions. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, high-performance Intel-based servers, network attached storage and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation as a proven market leader built by providing consistent high-quality products, and service and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products can be found at www.maxtor.com or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR. Maxtor is traded on the NYSE under the MXO symbol. For more information please visit the website http://www.maxtor.com

Note: Maxtor and the Maxtor logo are registered trademarks of Maxtor Corporation.

VERITAS, VERITAS SOFTWARE, the VERITAS logo, Business Without Interruption, VERITAS The Data Availability Company and all other VERITAS product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of VERITAS Software Corporation in the US and/or other countries. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

This announcement relating to Maxtor may contain forward-looking statements concerning future technology, products incorporating that technology, and Maxtor’s execution. These statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could materially affect the company’s results, including, but not limited to, market demand for network attached storage, the company’s ability to execute future production ramps and utilise manufacturing assets efficiently, pricing, competition, and the significant uncertainty of market acceptance of new products. These and other risk factors are contained in documents that the company files with the SEC, including the Form 10-K for fiscal 2000 and its recent 10-Qs.


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Annie Bernard
EMEA PR & Event Manager
Tel: +33 (0)1 64 53 24 18
Fax: +33 (0)1 69 32 04 10
annie_bernard@maxtor.com

MCC International
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