Network Computing Magazine Honors Wise Package Studio With Editor's Choice Award; Wise Package Studio Helps IT Organizations Easily Customize and Standardize Software Environments for Easier Management, Reduced Support Costs and Optimal Productivity

SALT LAKE CITY, July 7 -- Altiris, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRS), a pioneer of IT lifecycle management solutions that reduce the total cost of owning IT resources, today announced that Wise Package Studio(R) won the Network Computing Magazine Editor's Choice award in a comparative review against other application packaging products. After stringent testing, Wise Package Studio is recognized as a 'solid application repackager' that helps IT organizations easily customize and standardize software environments for easier management, reduced support costs and optimal end-user productivity.

Wise Package Studio was recognized by Network Computing for offering extensive desktop management integration and an easy to use 'task-based project interface' with 'the high-level package creation/editing tools needed to create and modify MSI packages automatically.'

"Wise Package Studio automates application packaging work flow providing IT customers with reliable, error-free software deployments," said Poul Nielsen, Altiris VP of marketing and product strategy. "Wise Package Studio won the Network Computing Editor's Choice award for its specific orientation to IT organizations that require an automated, project-based application packaging solution that offers time-saving features like 'preflight testing.' Wise Package Studio helps reduce support costs and increase end-user productivity through faster software rollouts, easy .MSI migration, tight integration with desktop management solutions and software environment standardization."

Network Computing evaluated each of the software-repackaging applications on ease of MSI and transform creation. They also examined how much information was captured in the snapshot process of the application install and compared each of the MSIs to determine if extra registry settings and files were added to the MSI package.

Out of three MSI application packagers tested, Wise Package Studio earned the Editor's Choice award with high marks for:

* Easy to use task-based project interface

* Painless MSI creation and thorough validation

* Integrated application DLL conflict resolution

* Easy creation of standalone application installs (.exe)

* A unique wizard for standard file and registry exclusion discovery

* Leading customizability

Preparing applications for enterprise deployment through software packaging is a critical component of Altiris IT lifecycle management. Wise Package Studio offered the most extensive desktop management suite integration of the products tested, including advanced integration with Altiris Client Management Suite(TM), winner of the 2003 Network Computing Editor's Choice Award and 2004 Network Computing Well-Connected Award.

Altiris acquired Wise Solutions last year to further advance integration between complementary management solutions. Wise Package Studio is available as a standalone solution and is available as an integrated component of Altiris Client Management Suite.

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About Wise Solutions

Wise Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Altiris, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRS), is a leading provider of application installation and management software and services. Wise provides installation and management solutions, training, and consulting services to customers worldwide. Wise corporate solutions, including the award-winning Wise Package Studio, help system administrators solve their application installation and management problems. Wise's expertise in the installation market and experience helping companies deploy applications is the basis for the company's products and services. Learn more about Wise Solutions on the Web at

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 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.

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Altiris is a registered trademark of Altiris, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. Wise Package Studio is a registered trademark of Wise Solutions. Client Management Suite is a trademark of Altiris, Inc. The other company names or products mentioned are or may be trademarks of their respective owners.