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  • 16 April 2004 11:31

Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC) Chooses EMC For E-Mail Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC) CHOOSES EMC FOR E-MAIL MANAGEMENT EMC Centera and LEGATO Software to Help SEC with Storage Management of E-mail

HOPKINTON, Mass. – 16 April, 2004 – EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage and management, announced today that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the United States regulator of the securities markets, selected EMC and its LEGATO Software division in the first quarter of 2004 to help manage the constant in-bound and outbound flow of e-mail as well as e-mail archiving and storage.

The SEC’s Office of Information Technology had an initiative in place to meet the following business objectives for thousands of mailboxes in an Exchange environment:

Reduce the growing size of the Exchange messaging databases by efficiently migrating mail off the message servers to specialised and more affordable online archive storage. Improve email archive search capabilities to enable ready access to and production of email files as needed.

Howard Elias, EMC’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Office of Technology, said, “As evidenced by our work with the SEC, the combined value of EMC and our LEGATO Software division has never been more pronounced. The EMC/Legato solution will substantially improve the SEC's ability to manage and access its email databases and, to that extent, enable the SEC to perform its mission more efficiently.”

With LEGATO EmailXtender and DiskXtender, data automatically moves off the e-mail message server and into the Centera Compliance Edition content addressed storage (CAS) system, capturing and indexing all incoming and outgoing e-mails. By seamlessly extending e-mail message stores into EMC Centera, e-mail server stress and bottlenecks are reduced, lowering the total cost of ownership.

EMC Centera is the world's first content addressed storage (CAS) solution specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of “fixed content”, such as e-mail and other unchanging digital assets that are retained for active reference and long-term value. Centera provides online access with assured content authenticity and petabyte scalability. The first magnetic disk-based WORM device, Centera facilitates compliance with the most stringent regulatory requirements. It is the optimum solution for fixed content, providing functionality not available in tape, optical, or traditional disk solutions—at a lower total cost of ownership.

LEGATO EmailXtender is a centralised data storage and retrieval system that automatically collects, organises, retains and retrieves email messages/attachments, supporting Microsoft Exchange/Outlook, Lotus Notes/Domino, UNIX Sendmail and Bloomberg Mail. This scalable, comprehensive, policy-based system moves data off the email message server and into the storage system, capturing and indexing all incoming and outgoing emails. EmailXtender provides fast access to stored emails, enables quick email restoration and helps reduce server backup time, allowing organisations to reduce TCO and comply with organisational or industry regulations.

About EMC

EMC Corporation is the world leader in information storage systems, software, networks and services, providing automated networked storage solutions to help organisations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC’s products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.

About LEGATO Software

LEGATO Software, a division of EMC Corporation, is a global provider of open, enterprise-class software solutions and services for Information Management - helping organisations 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: www.legato.com

EMC is a registered trademark, and Centera, EmailXtender and DiskXtender are trademarks of EMC Corporation. Other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) risks associated with acquisitions and investments, including the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies associated with the acquisitions of LEGATO Systems, Inc., Documentum, Inc. and VMware, Inc.; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures; (v) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (vi) component quality and availability; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (ix) war or acts of terrorism; (x) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xii) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

For further information, please contact:

Debbie Sassine /Eva Diaz Spectrum Communications Tel: 02 9954 3299 Email: debbies@spectrumcomms.com.au or evad@spectrumcomms.com.au

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