SOURCE: Lumension


January 05, 2010 08:00 ET

Lumension and Shavlik Technologies Announce Resolution of Patent Dispute

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - January 5, 2010) - Lumension Security, Inc., the global market leader in endpoint management and security, and Shavlik Technologies, LLC, the market leader in the simplification of complex enterprise network configuration, compliance and security, are pleased to announce that they have reached a settlement of their patent dispute.

The dispute centered on the validity of U.S. Patent No. 6,990,660, or the "'660 Patent," which Lumension obtained to protect the proprietary patching technology found in the Lumension® Patch and Remediation line of products. Both Lumension and Shavlik filed separate reexamination requests with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("PTO"). Lumension amended the '660 Patent as a result of these reexamination requests, and in May of this year, the PTO issued an Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate to Lumension, finding that more than 50 of the amended claims of the '660 patent were considered patentable.

Pat Clawson, chairman and CEO of Lumension, stated, "We are pleased by the PTO's conclusions regarding the patentability of our core patching technology, and ultimately satisfied with the results of our settlement with Shavlik."

Mark Shavlik, CEO of Shavlik Technologies, commented, "This dispute had become a distraction to building on the success of Shavlik's businesses and we are happy to be moving forward with this issue resolved."

Per the terms of the settlement, both Shavlik Technologies and Lumension will continue to market their full range of products. By mutual agreement, details of the settlement are confidential.

About Lumension Security, Inc.

Lumension Security, Inc., a global leader in endpoint management and security, develops, integrates and markets security software solutions that help businesses protect their vital information and manage critical risk across network and endpoint assets. Lumension enables more than 5,100 customers worldwide to achieve optimal security and IT success by delivering a proven and award-winning solution portfolio that includes Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Protection, Data Protection, Antivirus and Reporting and Compliance offerings. Lumension is known for providing world-class customer support and services 24x7, 365 days a year. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has operations worldwide, including Virginia, Texas, Utah, Florida, Ireland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore. Lumension: IT Secured. Success Optimized.™ More information can be found at

Lumension, Lumension Patch and Remediation, Lumension Vulnerability Management Solution, "IT Secured. Success Optimized." and the Lumension logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lumension Security, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Shavlik Technologies

Shavlik Technologies, LLC is the market leader for simplifying and automating critical-to-perform and manage IT operations including patch management, asset management, active protection, antivirus + antispyware, configuration management, and policy and compliance auditing. Shavlik's innovative approach to simplifying and automating management of the platform frees up IT staff for initiatives that grow your business without sacrificing the visibility and control needed to ensure system uptime and demonstrate proof of compliance with internal policies and external regulations.

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

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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