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Shavlik, Sunbelt Software Partner For Antivirus, Antispyware

Shavlik also announces integration of VIPRE engine with upcoming release of Shavlik NetChk Protect 7
ST. PAUL, Minn. --(Business Wire)-- Apr 21, 2009 Shavlik Technologies, LLC, the market leader in simplifying and automating critical IT operations, today announced that the company has selected technology from Sunbelt Software to integrate antivirus + antispyware into its industry leading patch management solution. The company also announced that Sunbelt's VIPRE engine will be fully integrated in the upcoming release of Shavlik NetChk Protect 7, delivering a single, light-weight agent, managed from the same console its customers use today for patch management.

"The key objective for any technology Shavlik delivers is that it simplifies and automates critical IT operational tasks without sacrificing visibility and control. Our existing solutions allow our customers to reduce the time required to meet their patch and configuration policies, and now with Sunbelt's technology, our customers get more comprehensive protection against today's threats with an engine that is fast and light on system resources," said Mark Shavlik, CEO of Shavlik Technologies. "Together our two companies are rewriting the technology that protects endpoints to boost performance and eliminate agent bloat while simplifying management to help organizations spend less " less time, less money, less staff -- on these critical IT operations."

The two company leaders, Mark Shavlik, CEO of Shavlik Technologies, and Alex Eckelberry, CEO of Sunbelt Software, will be together at the RSA Security Conference this week conducting a live session to discuss their new partnership. This discussion will take place at the Shavlik Technologies booth #917 on Tuesday, April 21, 1:00 p.m. pacific time.

"This partnership is a natural step for both companies. We both have a keen focus on addressing the pent-up frustration of IT security and operations over the problems inherent in existing endpoint security and management solutions, such as bloat, high resource usage, and difficult agent management and deployment," said Alex Eckelberry, CEO of Sunbelt Software. "The combination of our two solutions offers a robust, stable, and simple-to-use platform that provides comprehensive and powerful endpoint protection against today's complex malware and hackers intent on stealing sensitive business information."

About Shavlik Technologies

Shavlik Technologies, LLC is the market leader for simplifying and automating critical-to-perform and manage IT operations including patch management, 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 more than 10,000 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 Sunbelt Software

Headquartered in Tampa Bay (Clearwater), Fla., Sunbelt Software was founded in 1994 and is a leading provider of Windows security and management software with product solutions in the areas of anti-spam software and anti-virus software, anti-spyware software, and vulnerability assessment. Leading products include the CounterSpy and VIPRE product lines, Ninja Email Security, Sunbelt Exchange Archiver, and CWSandbox malware analysis tools. The company, located in Tampa Bay, Florida is part of the French-based Sunbelt International Group. For more information about Sunbelt Software, please visit the company's website at: http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com.

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