SALT LAKE CITY  Aug. 21, 2006  Altiris, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRS), a pioneer of service-oriented management solutions, today announced that IDG’s Computerworld has selected Altiris® Software Virtualization Solution” technology (SVS”) as a winner of its Computerworld Horizon Award for innovative technologies. Altiris® SVS technology was chosen for the award because it helps reduce support costs and streamline software operations.

The Computerworld Horizon Awards honor the developers of important new enterprise technologies that have recently entered the marketplace and help to inform readers of cutting-edge technologies that are “on the horizon”. Software Virtualization Solution was evaluated by an independent panel of CIOs and was based on a nomination profiling the enterprise IT need addressed by the Altiris technology.

“The Computerworld Horizon Awards recognize companies developing innovative, promising technologies which hold the potential to significantly affect enterprises in the near future,” said Don Tennant, editor in chief of Computerworld. “Our panel of senior IT executives evaluated more than two hundred submissions from leading corporations, universities and research labs. Altiris Software Virtualization Solution was chosen for its ability to reduce the cost and complexity of software ownership while helping to deliver better IT service. All of the award winners are demonstrating leadership in IT management and innovation in their industry sectors.”

The Computerworld Horizon Award marks the latest accolade in a series of successes that validate the potential of SVS. By providing faster, simpler and more manageable deployment of desktop applications, SVS is quickly gaining popularity in business computing environments.

Carine Clark, Altiris VP of marketing, said, “We have an incredible, global team of software engineers and developers who work diligently to create cutting-edge IT service management software. Their technology innovations help significantly reduce IT ownership cost and complexity for thousands of businesses around the world. It is fulfilling to see this latest effort recognized by a panel of peers and IT executives selected by Computerworld.”

The Computerworld Horizon Award winners are profiled in a special report in the Aug. 21 issue of Computerworld. See the Altiris profile online at

For more information about SVS or to download a free for personal use license, please visit

About the Horizon Awards

The Computerworld Horizon awards were established in 2005 to inform readers of the most cutting-edge technologies that are “on the horizon” from research labs and private companies. The program is accompanied by an eight-page special report in Computerworld magazine and online at The feature will look at this year’s winning technologies, which include Altiris Software Virtualization Solution; BioPassword Inc.’s BioPassword Internet Edition; SAP AG and Microsoft Corp.’s joint effort, Duet; HyperOffice’s HyperOffice; IBM Almaden Research Center’s Business Insights Workbench; Hewlett-Packard Co.’s Tycoon Electronic Auctioneer; Splunk’s Splunk; Stanford University’s Password Hash; University of Maryland’s Oasys Opinion Analysis System, and VMware’s VMware DRS.

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

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 the statements regarding the market potential and increasing popularity of the SVS product. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, our inaccurate assessment of market demand or IT technology trends, errors or deficiencies in the SVS products, 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.

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