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Shavlik Technologies Integrates Patch Management And Antivirus In Single Agent

Patch Plus approach automates systems management challenges most relevant to current IT environments

Minneapolis, MN (April 27, 2010) — Shavlik Technologies, LLC, a solution provider for simplifying and automating critical IT operations, announced that after a year integrating antivirus + antispyware into its NetChk platform, the company's customers report reduced cost, complexity, and headaches due to reducing the number of agents they have to manage.

"The simplicity and flexibility of a single agent that does both patching and Antivirus + Antispyware appealed to us; no more hassles with multiple agents," said Gabe Sellars, Information Systems Support Specialist, Source Office Products. "We tested Shavlik's AV across our network and found it had a low impact on system resources. We had been using Symantec but it had negative impact on the performance of our systems due to its high memory usage. As an added bonus, Shavlik found malware which went undetected by Symantec."

The Patch Plus approach of the NetChk platform was developed in response to direct feedback from Shavlik's customers who wanted to leverage Shavlik's easy to use and manage NetChk Console to address their top priorities. By bundling additional capabilities along with Shavlik's industry leading agentless asset discovery and broad, trusted application update capabilities in a single console, Shavlik customers increase their operational efficiency without increasing their management overhead or costs. The integration of Sunbelt Software's VIPRE Enterprise Antivirus + Antispyware engine is the first example of Shavlik's Patch Plus approach.

"Our goal is to put time back in the day of the IT administrator," says Mark Shavlik, CEO, Shavlik Technologies. "With Shavlik NetChk Protect, you get enterprise-class features at SMB prices. In 30 minutes or less, you'll start managing your physical and virtual assets, software, patches, and AV all for the cost of your current AV-only solution."

Shavlik's Patch Plus offering simplifies and automates the systems management challenges most relevant to current IT environments, while lowering cost and complexity. For example, many IT administrators today have been forced due to budget constraints to utilize free patch management tools. But "free" typically forces many manual processes in order to fully protect an environment from key vulnerabilities such as third party application threats - Adobe (Reader, Flash, Shockwave) had 3 of the top 10 most vulnerable products in 2009. Shavlik NetChk Protect provides an affordable way for small and mid-size businesses, with limited IT resources and time, to get best-in-class patching and AV protection for about what they currently spend on AV-only.

Patch Plus AV Webcast

Join the CEOs of Shavlik Technologies and Sunbelt Software as they explore the power and value of pairing two best of breed technologies in a single, easy-to-use agent. Click here to register for this live webinar to be held Thursday, April 29th at 11:00am CT: http://tinyurl.com/24m67rs

About Shavlik Technologies

Shavlik Technologies, LLC is the market leader for simplifying and automating critical-to-perform and manage IT operations including antivirus + antispyware, configuration management, asset management, policy and compliance auditing, and patch management. Shavlik's innovative approach to simplifying and automating enterprise wide system management frees up IT staff for initiatives that grow your business without sacrificing the visibility and control needed to ensure system availability and security. Shavlik solutions include the SaaS based management solution https://it.shavlik.com.

With thousands of customers worldwide, Shavlik is trusted to provide solutions that can be relied upon to identify gaps and automatically and reliably fix systems that are missing patches or don't conform with the corporate-defined configuration baseline. More information can be found at www.shavlik.com.

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