Sophos Licenses Shavlik's Patch Management

Sophos selects Shavlik in order to simplify security assessment within Sophos NAC Advanced

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

October 2, 2007

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Shavlik Technologies, LLC, a leading automated vulnerability and security configuration management provider, today announced that Sophos, IT security and control firm, will deliver the capabilities of Shavlik’s industry leading patch management technology as part of Sophos’ NAC Advanced, its solution for controlling unauthorized, guest, and non-compliant computers.

Under the agreement, Sophos provides Shavlik’s comprehensive patch assessment capability as part of its NAC Advanced solution, giving Sophos customers and partners access to the world’s most advanced security assessment technology.

Within NAC Advanced, Sophos customers will receive integrated patch assessment technology built by Shavlik, which provides status on patch levels across a network. Shavlik’s NetChk scan engine provides the speed and accuracy required by large, highly distributed networks, and Shavlik’s security database is the world’s largest with support for over 22,000 vendor patches.

If customers then require an automated method to remediate discovered problems, Sophos will recommend Shavlik’s advanced deployment solutions, which provide simple, automated and configurable methods to test and deploy patches onto vulnerable systems.

“We are pleased that Sophos has selected Shavlik’s patch assessment capabilities to enhance their newest enterprise solutions” said Mark Shavlik, president and CEO of Shavlik Technologies. “And this integration will make it very easy for Sophos’ customers and partners to come to Shavlik in order to simplify and automate the next step of deploying of critical security patches across their network. All of Shavlik’s solutions support our customers’ need to standardize their vulnerability management lifecycle by automating the complete Assessment, Remediation and Management process.”

Shavlik Technologies

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