Next-generation Altiris(R) 6 infrastructure raises the bar with new adaptive usability, security and scalability for diverse enterprise management requirements

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Altiris, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRS - News), 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.

Poul Nielsen, Altiris VP of marketing and product strategy, said, "The power of one dynamic interface is key to true integrated IT lifecycle management. Groundbreaking Altiris Adaptive Display Technology(TM) 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."

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.

The Altiris 6 infrastructure now includes:

-- Adaptive usability

* Project or task-based console design

* Groundbreaking Altiris Adaptive Display Technology(TM)

personalizes the console for uncluttered management

* User-customized console uses Altiris 'shortcut' technology

-- Security enhancements

* 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

* Extended over-the-wire security via HTTPS between console, server

and agent

-- Extended internationalization

* 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

* Server enhancements

-- Altiris Extensible Management Architecture(TM) 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


* Intuitive Windows XP-style interface and alerts

* Dynamic bandwidth throttling for software package downloads

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

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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

Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, including the statements regarding the anticipated availability of the Altiris 6 infrastructure, suites and solutions. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ, including, but not limited to, difficulties and delays in the development and release of the Altiris 6 infrastructure and the suites and solutions based on such infrastructure; errors in the products and such other risks as identified in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2003, and from time to time in other reports filed by Altiris with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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.