Symantec helps consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored.

Symantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists. The company has evolved to become one of the world’s largest software companies with more than 18,500 employees in more than 50 countries. We provide security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information-driven world against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company.


  • Endpoint Security
  • Security Management
  • Messaging Security
  • Web Security

Data Backup and Recovery

Symantec Backup Exec Family

Data Backup & Recovery Software for Physical and Virtual Environments; Backup Exec 2010 for VMware vSphere, ESX Server, and Hyper-V.

Backup Exec 2010, powered by V-Ray technology, features host-level protection allowing IT professionals to backup a virtual system in a single pass via the Hyper-V host, ESX, or vSphere server, rather than having an agent in each virtual guest machine. This “off-host” data protection method lowers data protection impacts on the hypervisor and virtual guests. Additionally, not only does Backup Exec 2010 protect virtual machines at the host level, the agents for VMware and Hyper-V are licensed per host, meaning an unlimited number of guests per host can be protected with a single agent for virtualization.

Backup Exec with V-Ray technology provides visibility across both physical and virtual servers, as well as into the virtual machine and applications for very fast and efficient backup and recovery. With integrated Granular Recovery Technology (GRT), Backup Exec empowers IT professionals to provide single-pass, high-speed backup of virtual machines. Additionally, it provides the ability to recover the entire Guest virtual machine or individual files/folders within the virtual machine to the original or alternate locations. Backup Exec also improves recovery for applications such as Exchange, SQL, or Active Directory, allowing granular recovery of Exchange and Active Directory objects, individual emails, and calendar items.

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

Protect against the effects of planned and unplanned downtime by defining, implementing, and managing effective disaster recovery and high availability processes. Meet your business recovery objectives by automating backup and recovery, application clustering, and data replication.

Storage Management and Optimization

Optimize the way information is managed throughout its lifecycle and derive maximum value from your information assets. Standardize and automate the management of heterogeneous storage platforms to maximize storage utilization, increase IT responsiveness, and lower infrastructure and operational costs.