SOURCE: LANDesk

LANDesk

January 24, 2011 09:02 ET

Leading Analyst Firm Positions LANDesk as a Visionary in Its Endpoint Protection Platforms Magic Quadrant

Placement Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - January 24, 2011) - LANDesk Software, a global leader in systems lifecycle management, endpoint security and IT service management, today announced that it has been positioned in the Visionary Quadrant in the Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms" report.1

"LANDesk has worked hard to change the way IT secures endpoint systems with an integrated, easy-to-use solution," said Steve Daly, CEO of LANDesk. "LANDesk Security Suite offers more layers of integrated protection for the endpoint than most competitive solutions. It's gratifying to be recognized as a Visionary. Our integrated mobile management and security capabilities help corporations control and manage the proliferation of mobile devices in their corporate environments."

LANDesk recently announced the latest version of its award-winning LANDesk Security Suite, which includes updated patch management, policy-based enforcement, Device Control Management (DCM) and malware detection removal. Integration within LANDesk Management Suite allows IT administrators to manage and secure their IT environments from a single console. In addition, this latest version incorporates an FDCC Scanner and related content, which enables government entities to scan their desktops for Federal Desktop Core Configuration standards.

To be included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, vendor solutions had to be able to detect and clean malware (including spyware, rootkits, trojans and worms); provide a personal firewall and HIPS for servers and PCs; include the ability to centrally manage, configure and report capabilities for servers and PCs and sufficiently support companies of at least 5,000 geographically dispersed endpoints; and provide global service and support.

LANDesk was also positioned as a "Leader" in the recent Gartner "Magic Quadrant for PC Life Cycle Configuration Management Tools."

1 The Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms was written by Peter Firstbrook, John Girard and Neil MacDonald and published December 17, 2010. Gartner's ID number for the report is G00208912. Gartner clients can access the report from www.gartner.com.

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 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 LANDesk Software
LANDesk Software is a leading provider of systems lifecycle management, endpoint security, and IT service management solutions for desktops, servers and mobile devices across the enterprise. LANDesk enables IT to deliver business value by gaining control of end-user computing with a single console, light infrastructure, and ITIL solutions that deliver significant ROI for thousands of customers worldwide. LANDesk is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with offices located in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, and can be found at www.landesk.com.

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