Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Vulnerabilities / Threats

04:00 AM

Shavlik Makes Acquisition

Shavlik acquires UpdateExpert from St. Bernard Software

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Shavlik Technologies, LLC a leading security policy compliance and automated vulnerability management provider, and St. Bernard Software, Inc. (OTCBB: SBSW), a global provider of comprehensive security, continuity and collaboration solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), today announced they have finalized an agreement for Shavlik to acquire all rights to the UpdateEXPERT® product line from St. Bernard. Shavlik acquires the product line and assumes full responsibility for service and support for all existing UpdateEXPERT customers and products.

As a result of this acquisition, Shavlik is in a position to establish itself as the industry's leading "Patching and Remediation" vendor, according to research from IDC's recently released Worldwide Security and Vulnerability Management Software report1. Shavlik and UpdateEXPERT bring together two of the industry’s leading solutions for patch and remediation – both of which excel at providing comprehensive and non-intrusive assessment, expansive security databases, and integrated security configuration, policy and compliance management.

“This acquisition is very positive for both UpdateEXPERT customers and our existing customers as it demonstrates our commitment and continued investment in providing superior technology solutions for a growing market segment,” said Mark Shavlik, CEO of Shavlik Technologies. “We will work hard to ensure all of our new UpdateEXPERT customers receive the same high level of support Shavlik’s current customers have come to expect from us. As IDC’s new report indicates, the security and vulnerability management market is estimated to grow nearly 17 percent annually to $3.4 billion by 2010. Adding UpdateEXPERT to our current product offerings means Shavlik Technologies is prepared to lead this market and expand our share through the roll out of new solutions that simplify policy management and compliance requirements for our customers.”

Shavlik Technologies

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Navigating Security in the Cloud
Diya Jolly, Chief Product Officer, Okta,  12/4/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: "The security team seem to be taking SiegeWare seriously" 
Current Issue
Navigating the Deluge of Security Data
In this Tech Digest, Dark Reading shares the experiences of some top security practitioners as they navigate volumes of security data. We examine some examples of how enterprises can cull this data to find the clues they need.
Flash Poll
Rethinking Enterprise Data Defense
Rethinking Enterprise Data Defense
Frustrated with recurring intrusions and breaches, cybersecurity professionals are questioning some of the industrys conventional wisdom. Heres a look at what theyre thinking about.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-05
A poorly-behaved client could use keepalive requests to monopolize Puma's reactor and create a denial of service attack. If more keepalive connections to Puma are opened than there are threads available, additional connections will wait permanently if the attacker sends requests frequently enough.
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-05
The Strapi framework before 3.0.0-beta.17.8 is vulnerable to Remote Code Execution in the Install and Uninstall Plugin components of the Admin panel, because it does not sanitize the plugin name, and attackers can inject arbitrary shell commands to be executed by the execa function.
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-05
Exception messages from internal exceptions (like database exception) are wrapped by \Symfony\Component\Security\Core\Exception\AuthenticationServiceException and propagated through the system to UI. Therefore, some internal system information may leak and be visible to the customer. A validation m...
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-05
An Information Disclosure vulnerability exists in the Jasig Project php-pear-CAS 1.2.2 package in the /tmp directory. The Central Authentication Service client library archives the debug logging file in an insecure manner.
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-05
Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Cross-site Scripting (XSS). It does not properly mitigate against unsafe characters in serialized regular expressions. This vulnerability is not affected on Node.js environment since Node.js's implementation of RegExp.prototype.toString() backslash...