Symantec acquires AppStream

Before its acquisition from Symantec, Altiris used to complete its SVS application virtualization product with streaming capabilities offered by AppStream.

More than one year later Symantec realizes the value of such synergy and proceed with the AppStream acquisition (like supposed in January 2007) for an undisclosed sum.

So far Symantec didn’t publish any press announcement about the deal, limitating to an announcement at his conference ManageFusion 2008.

Now the company has a complete and powerful application virtualization solution able to compete with Microsoft Application Virtualization (formerly SoftGrid) or the upcoming VMware/Thinstall solution.
It’s yet to be seen how the security giant will go on the market with it. The steps taken so far are not exactly clear.

The Virtualization Industry Radar has been updated accordingly.