January 29, 2007 7:46 AM PST

Symantec to acquire Altiris

Symantec announced Monday that it plans to acquire IT management software company Altiris, in a deal valued at approximately $830 million.

Altiris, based in Lindon, Utah, develops software designed to manage and configure corporate assets, such as laptops, mobile devices and servers, in order to reduce their cost and complexity.

"The most secure end point is a well-managed end point," John Thompson, Symantec's chief executive, said in a statement. "The best protection must be complemented by the ability to remediate and address vulnerabilities that could be exploited."

The deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter, aims to bolster Symantec's end-point offerings for mobile devices, laptops, desktops and servers.

Symantec has been snapping up companies over the last few years to expand beyond security and into business management software. Some of its recent deals have included BindView, for its compliance offerings, and Relicore, a data automation software maker.

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Oh fer pete's sake....
Everytime I think I get closer to getting rid of Symantec products off my network, they buy something else. I'm sick and tired of their poorly thought-out products and even worse technical support.

Used to run Veritas Datacenter.... Dumped it after Symantec got ahold of it. Used to run ghost, dumped it and implemented Altiris. I am in the process of dumping their Exchange, Server, and workstation virus/spam/malware protection because of the poor technical support and the bloat ware it has become.

Are there any alternatives to Altiris?
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Oh fer pete's sake....
Everytime I think I get closer to getting rid of Symantec products off my network, they buy something else. I'm sick and tired of their poorly thought-out products and even worse technical support.

Used to run Veritas Datacenter.... Dumped it after Symantec got ahold of it. Used to run ghost, dumped it and implemented Altiris. I am in the process of dumping their Exchange, Server, and workstation virus/spam/malware protection because of the poor technical support and the bloat ware it has become.

Are there any alternatives to Altiris?
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