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Shavlik Technologies

February 09, 2010 06:30 ET

Shavlik NetChk Protect Gets a "Best Buy" 5-Star Rating From SC Magazine

Shavlik Scores Strongest in Patch Management Group Test; Editors Call Shavlik NetChk Protect an "Excellent Product With a Fantastic Feature Set"

ST. PAUL, MN--(Marketwire - February 9, 2010) - Shavlik Technologies, LLC, the market leader in simplifying and automating critical IT operations, today announced that Shavlik NetChk Protect has earned a 5-star rating and Best Buy designation in a Patch Management Group Test published in the February edition of SC Magazine.

In the review of leading patch management solutions, Shavlik NetChk Protect scored five stars in features, performance, ease of use, documentation, support and value for money.

According to the editors, "The initial interface seemed intuitive and after a few minutes, it becomes clear how the information is organized. There are initial dashboard views that provide an executive summary of the status of your assets, as well as several ways to view the overall organization (based on patches, machine groups, etc.) The console itself is easy to use and discovery and management of assets was fairly straightforward as well."

"We are thrilled that the reviewers at SC Magazine think so highly of Shavlik NetChk Protect for simplifying the patch process for Microsoft operating systems and also for ubiquitous applications like Adobe Reader and Apple QuickTime," said Mark Shavlik, president and CEO, Shavlik Technologies. "While we concur on the 5-star rating for each category, it's the opinion of the reviewers that determines which patch management solution is designated a 'Best Buy' and we're pleased that the editors agree with the thousands of satisfied users of Shavlik NetChk Protect."

"The recognition the reviewers gave our robust set of features for asset discovery and management, antivirus + antispyware, and software distribution is particularly satisfying," said Shavlik. "We added these capabilities in response to our customer needs. The fact the reviewers see their value helps to validate our decisions and direction."

About Shavlik NetChk Protect

To simplify and automate critical to perform and manage tasks, IT managers choose Shavlik NetChk Protect, the industry's top solution for lowering operational costs and increasing visibility and control. Shavlik NetChk Protect simplifies and automates identifying and fixing gaps in 'must do' tasks such as antivirus + antispyware, asset discovery, configuration management, and patch management, resulting in an enterprise that is ready to spend less -- time, budget, and IT staff -- on these critical to perform and manage tasks across physical systems and virtual machines. A free trial download of Shavlik NetChk Protect is available at

About Shavlik Technologies

Shavlik Technologies, LLC is the market leader for simplifying and automating critical-to-perform and manage IT operations including patch management, antivirus + antispyware, configuration management, asset management, and policy and compliance auditing. 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.

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

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand's portfolio includes the SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums.

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.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:

    Dan Chmielewski
    Madison Alexander PR
    (714) 832-8716
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    Jill Teut
    Shavlik Technologies, LLC
    (651) 255-5432
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