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HP Client Management Software now built on Altiris 6

  • 06 July, 2004 18:30

<p>Altiris Co-Develops Client Lifecycle Management Solutions with HP
to Help Enterprises Gain Tighter Control Over IT Infrastructure</p>
<p>New HP Client Management Solutions help simplify hardware management, reduce the cost and complexity of managing client hardware and software throughout the business PC lifecycle</p>
<p>Sydney,Australia– Jul 6, 2004 – Altiris, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRS), a pioneer of IT lifecycle management solutions to help reduce the total cost of owning IT resources, today announced availability of the new Altiris® Connector for HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM) and HP Client Manager Software (HP CMS) 6.0. Altiris client lifecycle management software helps customers reduce the cost and time required to implement business and technology change.</p>
<p>Built on the new Altiris 6 infrastructure, these two HP management products now leverage the latest Altiris software for improved usability, security and globalization. HP CMS and additional Altiris solutions combine to provide comprehensive PC hardware and software management from a single, web-based console.</p>
<p>“Altiris lifecycle management software provides capabilities for HP desktops, notebooks, servers, thin clients, handhelds and point of sale systems,” said Geoff Masters, Altiris VP of Asia Pacific. “Altiris software combined with HP’s industry-standard technology, management software and processes help customers to drive down implementation and change costs while simplifying manageability.”</p>
<p>New HP Client Manager Software 6.0
HP CMS 6.0 is a co-developed solution based on the Altiris 6 infrastructure for managing HP client hardware. HP CMS is a value-add software, available at no charge to HP customers, which provides remote hardware management of HP business PCs from a single console. HP CMS aggregates detailed HP hardware data to automate tasks like PC health monitoring, hardware patch updates, diagnostic reporting and detailed inventory management.</p>
<p>To help customers get up and running even faster, HP CMS now leverages the new Altiris 6 task-based user interface, increased security, management console personalization and task shortcuts, and more efficient setup and installation. New Wake-on-LAN features enable remote computer start up for off-hours scheduling of HP client hardware management tasks.</p>
<p>New Altiris Connector for HP Systems Insight Manager
A new solution developed to work with the Altiris 6 infrastructure, the Altiris Connector for HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM) integrates client and server lifecycle management tasks into a common console. This new Altiris Connector provides seamless integration of PC management into the HP SIM console for consolidated enterprise client hardware and software lifecycle management. HP client and server deployment, HP client hardware tasks and access to the Altiris console are now made accessible to HP SIM users.</p>
<p>“IT management is a core pillar of the HP Adaptive Enterprise strategy to help companies dynamically link business processes with IT. The updated HP Client Manager Software 6.0 and the new Altiris Connector for HP Systems Insight Manager help HP provide customers a more efficient and effective way to automate processes and identify problems with PCs and other client hardware, help reduce the total cost of ownership and create a quicker return on investment,” said Walt Jurek, worldwide marketing manager, Personal Systems Group, HP.</p>
<p>Licensing and availability
HP Client Manager Software 6.0 and the Altiris Connector for HP Systems Insight Manager are available today from HP at . For more information or to contact Altiris or sales, please visit</p>
<p>About Altiris
Altiris, Inc. is a pioneer of IT lifecycle management software that allows IT organizations to 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 repository. For more information, visit</p>
<p>Altiris is a registered trademark of Altiris, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. Systems Insight Manager (SIM) is a trademark of HP. The other company names or products mentioned are or may be trademarks of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Media Contact:
David Sanday
Bowes Communications
+61 2 9387 2333

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