Shavlik Technologies has added asset management capabilities and extended control for virtualised machines to its Shavlik security suite.

Shavlik's asset management enhancements allow the consolidation of hardware, software and virtual machine asset information in one location. IT operations and IT security can utilise a single process, single team and single tool set to discover virtual machines as they are added to a VMware vSphere 4, VMware ESX, or VMware ESXi infrastructure.

This ensures that the virtual machine operating systems and applications are patched, contain configuration drift and footprint the virtual machines so administrators have a clear understanding of the resources each virtual machine is consuming from their host server.

Mark Shavlik, CEO of Shavlik Technologies, said: “We allow our customers to bring together their physical and virtual implementations and avoid a lot of IT pain due to uncontained VM sprawl, unknown security state for their physical and virtual environment, and particularly lack of knowledge around resources consumed by unmanaged virtual machines.

“In addition to patching and configuring their complete environment, we can now detect virtual machines as they are added and perform dynamic asset inventory, including resource usage management.”

Meanwhile Shavlik has confirmed that CTO Eric Schultze has left the company. Mark Shavlik, said: “Eric Schultze, who has recently served as VP, senior technical fellow for Shavlik Technologies, has left the company and is pursuing other interests.

“Shavlik Technologies as a company has grown significantly over the last two years, and 2009 is shaping up to be the company's strongest year ever. It is not uncommon for companies in high growth phases to undergo changes in the makeup of their senior staff.”