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Symantec Adds Vista Virtualization

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the release of a significant update to Altiris Software Virtualization Solution (SVS) to help optimize software management. This new release includes notable application virtualization enhancements, including Windows Vista support, and the addition of integrated application streaming. Symantec has partnered with AppStream, a pioneer and leading provider of application streaming, to provide innovative, on-demand delivery of virtualized applications.

According to Gartner research, Application virtualization combines well with streaming technology.” Moreover, “Because of the obvious benefits of combining these two technologies, application virtualization is regarded by some users as synonymous with application streaming. The two technologies will eventually become inseparable.”*

Steve Morton, Symantec VP of product marketing and strategy, Altiris business unit, said, “Altiris Software Virtualization Solution tackles some of the most significant software ownership challenges by making possible what used to be impossible. New to this version, SVS now simplifies application compatibility and on-demand computing. The roll out of Windows Vista creates an excellent opportunity for IT organizations to take control of their computing environment, drive down costs and improve service levels.”

Symantec Corp.