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Altiris Readies Comprehensive Software Management Offering for the Windows Vista Operating System

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Altiris Software Helps IT Organizations Deliver Efficient Change Management Through Hardware Refresh and Windows Vista Upgrades

SALT LAKE CITY- Altiris, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRS), a pioneer of service-oriented management solutions, today announced its commitment to deliver unique, integrated end-to-end software management solutions to help reduce the cost and complexity of hardware and software change. With the upcoming release of Windows Vistaa, IT organizations are looking for solutions to enable business continuity through the transition. Altiris has integrated and automated the necessary solutions to help manage this change efficiently and seamlessly.

“While our customers want to quickly take advantage of the new features of Windows Vista, they also recognize that a well-planned, automated approach to deployment and migration is critical to optimize employee productivity,” said Steve Morton, Altiris VP of product marketing and management. “For almost a decade, Altiris best-of-breed technology has been used by customers to streamline the deployment and migration of millions of Windows installations worldwide.”

Altiris customers are currently defining roll-out strategies in anticipation of the upcoming release of Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007a. Altiris is working closely with Microsoft in support of the Microsoft Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) initiative to promote migration best practices. Also, Altiris solutions are being updated with support for Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit clients and will be released soon after they are validated on the production-ready version of Windows Vista.

Wise Package Studio® software currently supports Windows Vista. Altiris® Client Management Suite software, including Altiris® Deployment Solution and Altiris® PC Transplant® Solution, will include Windows Vista support in early Q1 2007. The new version of Deployment Solution will include support for the new Windows imaging (WIM) format.

Altiris software management solutions enable increased IT control and delivery of efficient software operations and additional employee productivity. Altiris best-of-breed solutions automate all phases of software lifecycle management including inventory, application packaging and virtualization, deployment, patch, delivery, migration, license management and ongoing maintenance.

These solutions are natively integrated through the Altiris service-oriented architecture, configuration management database (CMDB) and definitive software library to help businesses better control software change.

Altiris has established a Web portal at www.easyvistamigration.com to help businesses better plan for upcoming Vista migrations. The portal includes additional information about the Altiris six-city, North American Windows Vista road show, the ‘Definitive Guide to Vista Migration’ complimentary eBook, and the ‘Steps to a Successful Hardware Refresh’ whitepaper. The road show starts on Nov. 7, 2006 in Bellevue, Wash. Altiris is also participating in worldwide Microsoft launch events for Windows Vista.

About Altiris

Altiris, Inc. is a leading provider of service-oriented management software that enables IT organizations to easily manage, secure and service heterogeneous IT assets. Flexible solutions from Altiris help IT align services to drive business objectives, deliver audit-ready security, automate tasks, and reduce the cost and complexity of management. For more information, visit www.altiris.com.

Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, including statements regarding the anticipated market adoption of the Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 upgrades, the future availability of Altiris Client Management Suite, including Altiris Deployment Solution and Altiris PC Transplant Solution, its expected functionality and benefits to customers. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ, including but not limited to, the inaccurate assessment of market adoption of Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 and the market opportunity for Altiris; delays or difficulties in bringing such products to market, product bugs or errors, and such other risks as identified in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2006, and from time to time in other reports filed by Altiris with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Altiris is a registered trademark of Altiris, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. PC Transplant is a registered trademark of Altiris, Inc. in the U.S. Wise Package Studio is a registered trademark of Wise Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Altiris, Inc. Client Management Suite and Deployment Solution are trademarks of Altiris, Inc.

(a) The other company names or products mentioned are or may be trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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