Dell and Altiris, now part of Symantec, two best-in-class companies, have combined their expertise to deliver a comprehensive server and client management solution for efficiency minded IT organizations. Through an extended partnership, Dell and Altiris will co-build the next generation of Dell OpenManage applications based on the Altiris foundation. Going forward, Dell hardware will be the easiest to manage in the industry. In addition, Altiris was one of the founding partners of the Certified Partner Program, along with Microsoft and Novell.
As of April 6, 2007, Symantec acquired Altiris, which now gives the company a systems management platform. Symantec and Altiris share a common vision for the endpoint computing environment – to protect and manage the tens of millions of connected desktops, laptops, mobile devices, and servers that create the fabric of today’s global IT infrastructure.