SOURCE: PatchLink Corporation

March 19, 2007 08:00 ET

PatchLink Wins Editor's Choice Award for Best Patch Management Solution in Windows IT Pro Review

PatchLink Update 6.3 Defeated WSUS and Shavlik for Its Flexibility, Cross-Platform Support and Reporting Capabilities

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 19, 2007 -- PatchLink Corporation, the global leader in vulnerability management, today announced that PatchLink Update 6.3 has been selected as the "Editor's Choice" for best patch management solution in the Windows IT Pro group review that appears in the March 2007 issue. With a score of 4.5 out of 5, PatchLink Update 6.3 outperformed Microsoft Windows Update Server SP1 and Shavlik HFNetChkPro Plus 5.8 for its agent-based solution that offers multi-platform support, advanced reporting features and flexible administration interface permissions.

"PatchLink Update is the only product reviewed that includes an interface for creating system users and assigning role-based permissions," said Phillip Morgan, Windows IT Pro reviewer.

"We are honored to be recognized by a well-respected publication," said Mike Wittig, president and chief technology officer, PatchLink. "Keeping networks patched with the latest security updates continues to be one of the biggest security challenges facing organizations today. To that end, PatchLink is committed to delivering comprehensive vulnerability management solutions that allow organizations to effectively mitigate risks, reduce costs and ensure IT policy compliance."

According to Windows IT Pro, PatchLink Update is a capable solution worthy of consideration for multi-platform enterprises and was his pick because of its flexible agent software and full set of features that will keep a wide variety of enterprise networks patched and secure.

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About PatchLink Corporation

PatchLink® is the global leader for security patch and vulnerability management solutions, delivering comprehensive, multi-platform assessment and remediation for continuous protection across the enterprise. Offering the most comprehensive platform and application support, PatchLink maintains the largest tested and most up-to-date security patch repository, enabling organizations to accurately assess and remediate vulnerabilities based on established industry best practices. Currently protecting thousands of commercial and government organizations and millions of PCs and servers worldwide, PatchLink effectively eliminates vulnerability risks and enforces security and compliance policies while reducing overall IT costs. PatchLink is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and was founded in 1991by Sean Moshir.

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First published in 1995, Windows IT Pro is the editorial leader in its field and the hub of the Windows IT community. Since its inception it has grown into an information network that includes the magazine, three print newsletters, 12 direct-request email newsletters, Web sites and in-person events such as Web seminars, road shows, trade shows and conferences. The magazine has a paid subscription base of 102,000; more than 2.3 million IT professionals are reached through the Windows IT Pro network every month. The magazine is published in 13 languages and has an international reach into 160 countries.

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