VMware sells Shavlik product portfolio to LANDesk Software

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Systems management vendor LANDesk Software has acquired VMware's Protect product family of IT management solutions.

Previously Shavlik technology, which VMware acquired in May 2011, LANDesk said that this will enable it to strengthen its IT management solution offering, to centralise IT management and simplify deployment and automation of core IT functions.

Financial terms of the transaction, which was completed yesterday, were not disclosed. LANDesk plans to name the products the Shavlik Protect products and the range will include the: Shavlik Protect Standard (formerly VMware vCenterTM Protect Standard); Shavlik Protect Advanced (formerly VMware vCenter Protect Advanced); Shavlik SCUPDates (formerly VMware vCenter Protect Update Catalog); and Shavlik Patch SDK (formerly VMware vCenter Protect Engine).

LANDesk said these solutions include: centralised patch management and asset inventory for Windows and third party applications for both virtual and physical machines; centralised anti-virus; and the ability to leverage a single Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) workflow for deploying updates for both Microsoft and non-Microsoft applications and patches in a Windows environment.

Stephen Daly, CEO of LANDesk Software, said: “With the Shavlik Protect portfolio, we are also adding an important new go-to-market channel that will allow us to make some of our offerings available for download.

“It will become immediately apparent to Shavlik Protect customers that LANDesk is committed to their current investment in Shavlik Protect products, committed to how they do business, and committed to continued product evolution and innovation.”

Ramin Sayar, vice president and general manager of virtualisation and cloud management at VMware, said: “In transitioning the Shavlik Protect product family to LANDesk, we are confident that customers will be in good hands with seamless product support and further technology innovation.”

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