SOURCE: Avocent


December 07, 2009 11:43 ET

Leading Analyst Firm Again Positions Avocent's LANDesk in the Leaders Quadrant of Its PC Life Cycle Configuration Management Magic Quadrant

Placement Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) - Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), a global leader in IT Operations Management, today announced that its LANDesk® Management Suite has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in Gartner, Inc.'s "Magic Quadrant for PC Life Cycle Configuration Management" report.(1)

"Being included as a leader for the fourth year in this well-known Gartner Magic Quadrant is an honor and a testimonial to the strength of our LANDesk management products," said Steve Daly, executive vice president and general manager of LANDesk. LANDesk products have always focused on ease of use with a ROI of less than 12 months."

The LANDesk® management products ranked as one of only four vendors in the Leaders Quadrant. In addition, the LANDesk product line offers an array of award winning integrated endpoint management, asset management, IT service management, and IT process automation solutions.

To gain inclusion in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for the PC Life Cycle Configuration Management, Avocent had to complete a survey that contained questions about product specifics and business performance; extensive product demonstrations covering common desktop management use cases; and generate client interest and inquiries sufficient enough to be noticed by Gartner analysts. Analysts also receive feedback from enterprise clients detailing their use and experience using the products.

"Avocent constantly strives to help our enterprise customers more effectively manage their complex desktop environments and the LANDesk comprehensive Life Cycle management suite has been designed with ease of use in mind, enabling effective PC life cycle configuration management from a single location-independent console," said Michael Borman, president and CEO of Avocent. "Our continued placement in the Gartner Magic Quadrant speaks to our commitment to make the lives of our customers better by simplifying IT complexity."

(1) The Magic Quadrant for the PC Life Cycle Configuration Management report was written by Terrence Cosgrove. Gartner's ID number for the report is G00172200. For Gartner clients to access the report, please visit

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted November 24, 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Avocent Corporation

Avocent delivers IT operations management solutions that reduce operating costs, simplify management and increase the availability of critical IT environments 24/7 via integrated, centralized software. Additional information is available at

About Avocent's LANDesk Product Line

LANDesk Software, a business unit within Avocent, is a leading provider of systems, security, IT service, and process management solutions for desktops, servers and mobile devices across the enterprise. LANDesk enables thousands of organizations to easily deploy and use end-to-end management solutions. LANDesk is headquartered in South Jordan, Utah, with offices located in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and can be found at

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including risks associated with general economic conditions, risks attributable to future product demand, sales, and expenses, risks associated with acquisitions and acquisition integration, risks associated with product design efforts and the introduction of new products and technologies, and risks associated with obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2009. Other risks may be detailed from time to time in reports to be filed with the SEC. Avocent does not undertake any obligation to publicly update its forward-looking statements based on events or circumstances after the date hereof.

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