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Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

It is something of a shame that Symantec is not making the best of this acquisition, especially when you consider the amount of change and hype in the Virtualization space over the last 14 months since Symantec announced the purchase?

I made the comment only a few weeks ago (Thinstall quick out of the blocks) that it was quite gratifying to see good technology not sitting by the sidelines waiting for the politics and marketing to settle before it can again back on with getting the work done - but in this case it looks like Symantec are still dragging the chain?  

Symantec creates an Endpoint Virtualization Business Unit

Friday, March 21, 2008   |   0 Comments

After over one year since the acquisition, Symantec is finally operating the integration of Altiris in its corporate departments.

It's not clear anyway if and in which way the security giant will pitch the successful Altiris application virtualization product: SVS.

The subsidiary in fact will disappear inside the Symantec Security and Compliance department, while a brand new Endpoint Virtualization department will be created, as reported by eWeek.

There are no details available yet but this reorganization may mean just two things:

  • the first option is that Symantec plans to use SVS only to deliver virtualized versions of its endpoint security agents (the anti-virus is probably the first in the list)
  • the second option is that Symantec will seriously enter the corporate desktop virtualization market, a space where VMware, Microsoft and few others are already busy with VDI, application virtualization and virtual machines security wrappers

In the first case Altiris SVS would be clearly out of the application virtualization market. In the second case Symantec may soon need more than just SVS to compete with the other players.

virtualization.info: Symantec creates an Endpoint Virtualization Business Unit

Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2008 3:47 PM VMware and other Virtualization tools , Security | Back to top


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