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Altiris Raises the Bar With Groundbreaking Release of Leading Client Management Suite

  • 18 February, 2004 09:46

<p>Sydney, Australia – February 18, 2004 – Altiris, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRS), a pioneer of IT lifecycle management solutions that help reduce the total cost of owning IT resources, today announced the most significant release in two years of the industry-leading Altiris® Client Management Suite™. The new Client Management Suite 6 raises the bar for desktop and notebook management and provides IT organizations with exceptional manageability through innovative security, scalability, and internationalization features.</p>
<p>With the addition of Wise Package Studio®, Client Management Suite further defines IT lifecycle management with a depth and breadth of capabilities that now include industry-leading enterprise application packaging for reduced software management costs.</p>
<p>Altiris Client Management Suite 6 simplifies its unparalleled breadth and depth of native functionality through a project-based, extensible architecture, a task wizard for patch management, enhanced security, and shortcuts to the most common tasks. The suite helps reduce the total cost of owning and managing desktops, notebooks and handhelds. Client Management Suite 6 expands on the new Altiris 6 infrastructure updates with additional features like:
• The Altiris Extensible Management Architecture™ further consolidates solutions for reduced maintenance, integration and training costs
• Altiris Adaptive Display Technology™ personalizes the console based on user security clearance, management preferences and language settings for more intuitive manageability
• Role and scope-based security allows IT organizations to govern rights to both Altiris management functionality and collections of assets
• The new Altiris Software Portal™ delivers self-help application installation while providing integration with Altiris help desk, software license and contract management solutions for active IT asset management
• Dynamic bandwidth throttling recognizes changing network conditions and adjusts accordingly
• Zero-touch Windows XP deployment, PC data and settings migration, and automated application installation eliminates costly desk-side visits and end-user downtime while improving data migration speed
• Integrated patch management updated with patch priority, dependency analysis and improved vulnerability assessment for optimized systems security against increasing threats
• New wizards expedite creation and scheduling of patch management and software delivery tasks
• New Wise Package Studio is further integrated with Altiris IT lifecycle management solutions and helps cut application packaging time in half while reducing the cost of deploying and supporting Windows 2000 / XP applications</p>
<p>According to Gartner research, “Enterprises should focus on improving manageability to achieve bigger total cost of ownership reductions… A well-managed Windows 2000 environment would reduce TCO by as much as 46 percent (considering the client only) compared to an unmanaged Windows 98 or NTW4 environment (0.7 probability).”*</p>
<p>Licensing and availability
The Altiris 6 infrastructure is scheduled for release in Q1 2004. Altiris suites and solutions based on 6 have been and will be released in Q1 and Q2 2004. Existing customers with current annual upgrade protection can download and install Altiris 6 infrastructure at no additional cost. Altiris Client Management Suite is available starting at an MSRP of $80 per node with volume discounts available. For more information or to contact your local Altiris representative, please visit http://www.altiris.com/sales/</p>
<p>-- Screenshots available upon request --</p>
<p>About Altiris
Altiris, Inc. is a pioneer of IT lifecycle management software that helps organizations easily manage desktops, notebooks, thin clients, handhelds, industry-standard servers, and heterogeneous software including Windows, Linux and UNIX. Altiris automates and simplifies IT projects throughout the life of an asset to help reduce the cost and complexity of management. Altiris client and mobile, server, and asset management solutions natively integrate via a common Web-based console and extensible repository. For more information, visit www.altiris.com</p>
<p>* Gartner, Inc., “Desktop TCO Update, 2003,” Michael Silver, Sept. 9, 2003.</p>
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<p>Altiris is a registered trademark of Altiris, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. Wise Package Studio is a registered trademark of Altiris, Inc. Client Management Suite, Extensible Management Architecture, Software Portal and Adaptive Display Technology are trademarks of Altiris, Inc. The other company names or products mentioned are or may be trademarks of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Altiris contact:
David Sanday
+61 2 8925 4557 (direct line)
+ 61 438 449503 (mobile)
email: dsanday@altiris.com.au</p>

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