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Shavlik, Numara Partner on Patch Management

Numara Patch Manager determines security gaps in IT security environments

ST. PAUL, Minn. & TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 15, 2009 -- Shavlik Technologies, LLC, the market leader in simplifying and automating critical IT operations, and Numara' Software, a leader in service management and asset management solutions for IT professionals, today announced that the two companies have renewed their partnership agreement that allows Shavlik's patch management technology to be fully integrated into Numara Patch Manager to more effectively secure IT environments of all sizes.

A module of the newly launched Numara Asset Management Platform (NAMP), Numara Patch Manager determines security gaps in IT security environments, automatically identifies missing patches, and delivers critical fixes to devices across the entire organization. Powered by Shavlik Technologies, the Numara Patch Manager solution can enable IT administrators to manage 10,000 devices as easily as 10 devices.

Numara Patch Manager runs on a centrally managed platform, and leverages one console, eliminating the need for expensive combinations of disparate products, lowering the costs and complexity of managing technology assets for IT environments without sacrificing security or performance.

"We have had a long & productive partnership together, and we are pleased to continue that partnership with Shavlik, a technology leader for systems management including patch management," said David Weiss, president and CEO, Numara Software. "By using Shavlik's patch management technology as the engine in Numara Patch Manager, our customers benefit from the industry's de facto standard for patch management while leveraging the power of our comprehensive Numara Asset Management Platform to help companies ensure their assets are secure and protected from potential exploits."

"We're delighted to have renewed our partnership with Numara Software and extend our patch management engine into an exciting platform of new products that help IT organizations simplify their asset management efforts," said Mark Shavlik, president and CEO, Shavlik Technologies. "We believe that NAMP provides an effective way to extend Shavlik's patch management technology into this unique solution."

About Shavlik Partner Offerings

Shavlik OEM Alliance Partners integrate or rebrand Shavlik's technologies as part of a total solution under their own brand. As part of the S2 Alliance Program, OEM Alliance Partners allow their customers to benefit from our industry leading technology, shared expertise and support resources. Shavlik is trusted by leading security and technology companies such as Numara, VMware, BMC, Symantec, Sophos and Juniper.

About Shavlik Technologies

Shavlik Technologies, LLC is the market leader for simplifying and automating critical-to-perform and manage IT operations including patch management, asset management, active protection, antivirus + antispyware, configuration management, and policy and compliance auditing. Shavlik's innovative approach to simplifying and automating management of the platform frees up IT staff for initiatives that grow your business without sacrificing the visibility and control needed to ensure system uptime and demonstrate proof of compliance with internal policies and external regulations.

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.

About Numara Asset Management Platform

Built from the ground up as a modular yet integrated system, NAMP encompasses eight software products for inventory management, software deployment, patch management, remote control, power management, vulnerability, compliance and device management. NAMP employs a single, unified platform that eliminates the need for expensive combinations of disparate products. By leveraging the "power of one" " one console, one agent, one database, one rules and reporting engine " the products that operate on the platform work seamlessly together to eliminate the costs and complexity of managing hardware and software assets. This approach also makes the complete IT asset management solution much more powerful than the sum of its parts.

About Numara Software

With more than 55,000 customer sites worldwide, Numara Software is a global leader in delivering practical, flexible solutions that allow IT organizations to improve service to their end-users. Our integrated IT service management and IT asset management software platforms enable organizations to efficiently automate a wide variety of IT related tasks and processes using interoperable solutions from a single, proven vendor. Widely known for our dedicated focus on ease of use and affordability for our customers, our IT solutions deliver fast time-to-value, increased control, and reduced risk for small businesses to large companies. For more information, visit: www.numarasoftware.com.

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