CUPERTINO, Calif. – Jan. 29, 2007 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Altiris, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRS), a leading provider of IT management software that enables businesses to easily manage and service network-based endpoints – from mobile devices, laptops, and desktops to servers and storage assets.

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Too bad...Symantec is where good programs go to die. Authough, maybe they will ditch LiveState, and keep Altiris just as it is...
Answered 01/29/2007 by: Kipper
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We've seen so much movement in this sector lately.

HP buys Novadigm
Microsoft buys Softricity
Now this.

Who's next? I'm taking bets.
Answered 01/29/2007 by: turbokitty
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I am at an Altiris User Group meeting right now. No real details, but they did say that they would be retaining all (or most) senior management to operate Altiris as a separate business unit within Symantec. Looking at about June before the deal goes is expected to go through.
Answered 01/31/2007 by: bkelly
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