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Altiris Redefines IT Lifecycle Management with Most Significant Update in Two Years

  • 18 February, 2004 09:36

<p>Sydney, Australia – Feb. 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 next-generation Altiris® 6 infrastructure as its most significant product release in the last two years. Altiris 6 is built to the specifications of customers and partners that require adaptive usability and security, increased internationalization, enterprise scalability, and fine-tuned manageability for an increasingly mobile workforce.</p>
<p>Geoff Masters, Vice President Altiris Asia Pacific, “The power of one dynamic interface is key to true integrated IT lifecycle management. Groundbreaking Altiris Adaptive Display Technology™ provides usability based on end user rights and preferences. Altiris 6 intuitively customizes the management console based on user responsibilities, language preferences and commonly accessed tasks. An uncluttered, task-based console taps into the depth and breath of Altiris IT lifecycle management solutions for streamlined and secure management.”</p>
<p>Altiris 6 extends comprehensive IT lifecycle management to automate tasks and reduce costs by providing an integrated, modular solution for managing clients, mobile devices and servers within an active IT asset management framework. Altiris 6 further integrates and automates IT asset procurement, ongoing management and retirement for reduced total cost of IT ownership.</p>
<p>The Altiris 6 infrastructure now includes:
• Adaptive usability
o Project or task-based console design
o Groundbreaking Altiris Adaptive Display Technology™ personalizes the console for uncluttered management
o User-customized console uses Altiris ‘shortcut’ technology
• Security enhancements
o Role-based adaptive interface provides:
Role-based access rights to Altiris functionality
Control of worker access to specified groups of devices
Active Directory and Windows NT user authentication support
o Extended over-the-wire security via HTTPS between console, server and agent
• Extended internationalization
o Adaptive language display based on browser language preference settings for major languages including Asian double-byte enabled
Client agent supports seventeen languages
Console and documentation available in six languages with intelligent localized character process and return
• Enterprise scalability
o Server enhancements
Altiris Extensible Management Architecture™ enables simplified customer and partner customization
Increased per server scalability (50,000 nodes per site)
More efficient data processing (30 percent faster)
Agent enhancements
Data compression for reduced network overhead (10:1 compression ratio)
Intuitive Windows XP-style interface and alerts
Dynamic bandwidth throttling for software package downloads</p>
<p>Licensing and availability
The Altiris 6 infrastructure is scheduled for release in Q1 2004. Altiris suites and solutions based on this new infrastructure 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. For more information or to contact your local Altiris representative, please visit</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</p>
<p>Altiris is a registered trademark of Altiris, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. Client Management Suite, Extensible Management Architecture 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)
+61 438 449 503 (mobile)

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