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April 15, 2010 06:30 ET

Shavlik Technologies Joins Microsoft System Center Alliance

New Shavlik SCUPdates Integrates With System Center Configuration Manager to Patch Third Party Applications in Just Minutes

ST. PAUL, MN--(Marketwire - April 15, 2010) -  Shavlik Technologies, LLC, a solution provider for simplifying and automating critical IT operations, today announced that the company has joined the Microsoft System Center Alliance and will provide Shavlik SCUPdates™ support for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Shavlik SCUPdates eliminates the time-consuming task of researching and creating updates for deployment by Configuration Manager. By importing the SCUPdates catalog, Configuration Manager can begin deploying updates in just minutes for products from vendors like Adobe, Apple, Mozilla, and Sun Java. 

Shavlik Technologies will demonstrate Shavlik SCUPdates at the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS), Booth #631, April 19-23 in Las Vegas, and will offer a free trial to attendees.

"With Shavlik SCUPdates I can deploy updates from Adobe and Sun JRE as Software Updates in System Center Configuration Manager along with all the other Microsoft patches," said Ed Bruce, Senior Infrastructure Officer for HarborOne Credit Union. "It doesn't take a lot of time to download the SCUPdates catalog and import the patch into Configuration Manager using System Center Updates Publisher. Having these updates as part of the patch cycle and not having to download and package them will certainly save me time."

By using the Shavlik SCUPdates catalog, Configuration Manager users now have a single workflow for deploying updates for both Microsoft and non-Microsoft applications. Shavlik SCUPdates merges patching 3rd party applications into the Configuration Manager workflow, resulting in a unified patch process, single reboot, and one comprehensive report status. The solution provides a catalog file that feeds data into Configuration Manager; there is no separate application to install or manage.

"We're delighted to become a part of the Microsoft System Center Alliance and believe the new Shavlik SCUPdates solution will be an ideal complement to Configuration Manager for patching applications beyond current Microsoft operating systems and applications," said Mark Shavlik, CEO, Shavlik Technologies. "Through Shavlik SCUPdates, we combine the firepower of the Shavlik Data Team with the detection logic of our award winning Shavlik NetChk Protect to reduce customers' workload when using Configuration Manager for patch management. This enables customers to do in minutes what used to take days."

"We are pleased that Shavlik Technologies has joined the System Center Alliance," said JD Marymee, Director, Strategic Alliances, Management & Services Division for Microsoft Corp. "SCUPdates from Shavlik greatly simplifies and streamlines Configuration Manager's capability to patch customer's environments."

Shavlik SCUPdates is a catalog file that supports patching Microsoft legacy applications and non-Microsoft such as Adobe Reader®, Adobe Flash®, Sun Java®, Firefox® and others by providing security updates from many vendors via a single trusted source. Without it, Configuration Manager customers would face the time-consuming task of researching and creating update packages for every security patch for every application they use. Shavlik SCUPdates provides an effective and cost-efficient way to augment patch detection and deployment for all enterprise applications.

Microsoft System Center is an industry-leading suite of management products and solutions designed to help customers manage the physical and virtual IT environments across data centers, client computers and edge devices. The System Center Alliance provides an online community to help partners more easily collaborate on the creation of solutions for the System Center, and deliver an information resource about these new solutions for customers and sales channel partners.

More information on Shavlik SCUPdates can be found on the company's web site at http://www.shavlik.com/scupdates.aspx or on the Microsoft PinPoint site at http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/systemcenter

About Shavlik Technologies
Shavlik Technologies, LLC is the market leader for simplifying and automating critical-to-perform and manage IT operations including antivirus + antispyware, configuration management, asset management, policy and compliance auditing, and patch management. Shavlik's innovative approach to simplifying and automating enterprise wide system management frees up IT staff for initiatives that grow your business without sacrificing the visibility and control needed to ensure system availability and security. Shavlik solutions include the SaaS based management solution https://it.shavlik.com.

With thousands of 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.

Shavlik Technologies is a registered trademark in the United States and certain other countries, of Shavlik Technologies. Additional Shavlik product names are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Shavlik Technologies. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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