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July 15, 2003



CA AND SONY ANNOUNCE GLOBAL ALLIANCE TO CREATE AND MARKET INNOVATIVE STORAGE SOLUTIONS
Industry Leaders To Deliver Data Storage Management Offerings And Establish Worldwide Joint Sales and Technical Collaboration

CA WORLD, LAS VEGAS, July 15, 2003 - Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) and Sony Corporation today announced a global alliance for the mid-range and enterprise storage markets involving the integration of CA's BrightStor® storage management technology with Sony's PetaSite® and StorStationTM storage systems for the North American, European, Japanese and Asian markets.

By combining their respective hardware and software expertise, Sony and CA will deliver secure storage solutions that will provide customers with storage environments to more effectively and efficiently protect critical business data.

This alliance between CA and Sony is expected to result in value-added solutions including:
  • " Integration of Sony's core competency in magnetic recording - specifically its PetaSite storage systems - with CA's BrightStor Enterprise Backup to provide backup consolidation solutions for data centers and enterprise storage environments.

  • " The shipping of CA's BrightStor ARCserve Backup technology with Sony's innovative and unique StorStationTM Advanced Intelligent TapeTM (AIT) WORM technology to provide customers in targeted vertical markets, such as healthcare, surveillance and financial industries, with secure data management solutions (see related announcement).

  • " The combination of Sony's file servers and tape libraries with CA's BrightStor Mobile Backup storage management software to provide fast, automatic and complete backup and archival appliances for the critical data residing on laptops and desktops within the enterprise. These backup appliances will offer powerful, cost-effective plug-and-play data protection for mobile users.

  • " A plan to develop enterprise solutions, based on Sony data systems products and CA's BrightStor technologies, which address the new storage requirements of customers in vertical markets affected by legislation regarding data retention. In addition to their respective technical strengths, both companies have a strong presence in many of these vertical markets.

"Customers continue to seek storage solutions to safeguard their valuable data without excessive cost or excessive administration," said Frank Yang, CA senior vice president of BrightStor Solutions. "Together, CA and Sony will provide products that fulfill these ongoing market requirements."

According to Masashi Takao, senior general manager, Storage Solutions Division of Sony Corporation's Broadband Communication Company, "CA and Sony will work together toward the goal of providing customers with complete and optimized solutions for an open, mission critical storage environment, by leveraging their respective core competencies: CA's in storage management technology and Sony's in cutting-edge magnetic recording and tape library technologies."

CA and Sony will establish technology validation centers in North America, Europe, and Japan. The two companies are also forming a promotion team to roll out joint marketing and sales tools and programs to their combined distribution channels. Joint marketing activities will include specialized seminars and promotions at trade events such as last week's Data Storage Expo in Japan and Storage Networking World in the U.S. in October.

About CA
Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:CA), one of the world's largest software companies, delivers software and services that enable organizations to manage their IT environments. Focus areas include network and systems management, storage and security management, portal and business intelligence, and application life cycle management. Founded in 1976, CA is headquartered in Islandia, NY, and operates in more than 100 countries. For more information on CA, please visit http://ca.com.
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About Sony Corporation
Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and on-line businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading personal broadband entertainment company in the world.
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