Feeds

Symantec drafts nSuite for virtualization ops

Connection broker boosts endpoint roster

Top three mobile application threats

Symantec

Symantec is still keen to buy clout in the endpoint virtualization space after purchasing Altiris in early 2007 and creating a new group around it.

Presently, it plans to procure nSuite, a virtual workspace firm based in Woburn Massachusetts for an undisclosed sum. Symantec said it expects the deal to close later this month.

The firm makes PrivacyShell Virtual Workspace Management, a suite of connection brokering software primarily run by hospitals and healthcare providers.

PrivacyShell lets users access a secure personal workspace running on remote servers as if they were running locally. Users can also move their workspace and accompanying applications to any desktop in the network they need.

Until now, nSuite sold its wares almost entirely to the medical beat, although Symantec says the technology is easily enough migrated to the market at large. Symantec's director of enterprise marketing, Brad Rowland, believes its roots will in fact ensure a truly secure workspace born from compliance with the stringent security requirements of hospital work.

And although the software is not as mature as connection brokering offerings by rivals such as Citrix, Symantec hopes to play up its vendor neutral M.O. to win over customers.

The software will at first be continued to be sold as a stand-alone product. It will be rolled into Symantec's newly established Endpoint Virtualization group along with Altiris and Appstream which currently make up the operation.

The eventual plan is to re-box the bunch under a common naming convention. But seeing as Symantec hasn't worked up the energy to do this for even Altiris SVS and Appstream, it's likely the nSuite brand will stick around for a good bit longer. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast
USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Inside the Hekaton: SQL Server 2014's database engine deconstructed
Nadella's database sqares the circle of cheap memory vs speed
BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*
$%%&amp Oh dear, we've been cut *CLICK* Well hello *CLICK* You're breaking up...
Just what could be inside Dropbox's new 'Home For Life'?
Biz apps, messaging, photos, email, more storage – sorry, did you think there would be cake?
IT bods: How long does it take YOU to train up on new tech?
I'll leave my arrays to do the hard work, if you don't mind
Amazon reveals its Google-killing 'R3' server instances
A mega-memory instance that never forgets
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.