SOURCE: AppStream

October 11, 2006 11:55 ET

AppStream Announces Availability of AppStream 5.1 Application Streaming Solution

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 11, 2006 -- AppStream, Inc., a leader in on-demand application deployment and license management, today announced the availability of AppStream 5.1 and a 33% price reduction. AppStream 5.1 contains several major features including enhanced support for license management using Ardence Desktop Edition. The highlight of the 5.1 release is the integration with Altiris Software Virtualization Solution (SVS).

Altiris SVS places applications and data into managed units called Virtual Software Packages, allowing users to have multiple versions of an application on the same system without conflicts between different versions of files and registry entries. AppStream allows any Windows application to be streamed to a PC for immediate, on-demand access for the end user. Application streaming can greatly reduce the cost of desktop management while increasing reliability of application delivery. Since streaming centralizes management, software assets can be easily provisioned, restricted and reharvested to immediately recover valuable IT capital.

IT organizations can use AppStream 5.1 as an on-demand delivery platform for any Windows application and now for applications virtualized by Altiris SVS. AppStream and SVS technologies work together to enable centralized application tracking, monitoring and access control. The integration of AppStream with SVS also streamlines patch and software update distribution for IT organizations while making the process appear seamless to end users.

AppStream and Altiris offer IT organizations increased control over software environments and application access; on-demand application delivery and immediate software repair; flexibility to quickly move users and applications between computers; automated software license compliance and reduced license costs; minimized testing and help desk costs through conflict-free software operations.

"The combination of AppStream 5.1 application streaming and Altiris Software Virtualization Solution makes application deployment and management more powerful, more practical, more secure and more affordable for IT organizations and their end users," said Brad Rowland, vice president of marketing, AppStream. "The combined power of AppStream and Altiris boosts IT and end-user productivity, enhances service and delivers rapid ROI. Continued innovation in software virtualization and best of breed partnerships promise to drive down the cost and complexity of rich client computing and help IT continue to be a major component in driving business strategy."

Pricing and Availability

AppStream 5.1 is available immediately and at a 33% reduction in price, from $75.00 down to $49.00 per seat. AppStream customers covered under maintenance or those who have purchased AppStream during the last 12 months are eligible to receive AppStream 5.1 at no additional charge.

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.

About AppStream

AppStream, Inc. is a leader in on-demand application deployment and management. By combining streaming and virtualization technologies, AppStream offers IT customers the most flexible application management solutions at the most affordable price, with the fastest implementation time. AppStream does this through patented technologies and partnership with industry leaders. AppStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and is backed by leading venture capital firms. For more information log onto www.appstream.com.

Contact Information

  • For Media Inquiries:
    Brad Rowland
    AppStream, Inc.
    650-251-2500

    Lisa Copass
    Stepping Out Communications
    925-253-8445