InfoWorld reports that Symantec will purchase Altiris, a maker of asset management software for handheld devices and other hardware.  Symantec is reportedly paying $830 million for the company, and plans to merge Altiris technology into end-point security products.  The purchase will give Symantec new and increased opportunities to sell compliance and management software. The merger allows for the combination of Symantec's security software and Altiris' CMDB (configuration management database) capabilities, which will allow Symantec consumers to automatically discover and fix systems that are not securely configured...


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