(Now Symantec) Altiris Agent is a set of asset management tools created and published by Symantec. You can use it to monitor, deploy and manage many types of computers and mobile devices on various platforms. This includes Windows, Mac and Linux. Altiris also transfers data, applications and personal settings across the organization using its Deployment Console. The primary goal of the tool is to cut information technology costs; it also aims to provide efficient maintenance and greater flexibility. Use Altiris Agent to improve response time when managing your network.