EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Symantec's acquisition of Altiris in Q2 2007 illustrates the impending requirements of integrated security and management — and that is exactly what Symantec delivers. Altiris Client Management Suite and Altiris Client Security Management Suite provide full-service client management features combined with a full client security suite. Today, the security technologies come through an OEM agreement with Senforce Technologies, but Forrester expects the legacy Symantec products to displace those technologies over the next 12 months. To maintain its leadership position, Symantec has to focus on product integration. However, if history repeats itself, a fully unified Altiris and Symantec product architecture will not be available until at least 2009.

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