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Shavlik Technologies

March 03, 2010 06:30 ET

Shavlik Technologies Announces New Updates Catalog Designed to Maximize IT Investments in Microsoft System Configuration Manager

New SCUPdates™ Offering Merges Patching of Non-Microsoft Applications With SCCM

ST. PAUL, MN--(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) - Shavlik Technologies, LLC, the market leader in simplifying and automating critical IT operations, today announced the Shavlik SCUPdates™ catalog which delivers update information from multiple vendors -- like Adobe or Apple -- to Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). More and more organizations today are leveraging the power of SCCM to assess, deploy and update Windows systems. By using the Shavlik SCUPdates catalog, SCCM users now have a single workflow for deploying updates for both Microsoft and non-Microsoft applications.

"We need to get better on patching non-Microsoft applications. But every 3rd party patch is a custom one-off that takes our staff 2-3 days to setup plus it requires a separate push of the update and separate reboot. We don't have the kind of bandwidth needed to become more aggressive," said the IT operations manager at a global electronics distributor managing more than 10,000 systems with SCCM. "Because SCUPdates merges patching 3rd party applications within the SCCM workflow, we get a single patch process, single reboot, and single way to report status. We get a 'one and done' approach without adding people or time to the process."

Shavlik SCUPdates provides a single, trusted source for updates from multiple vendors, products, and product versions. Without it, customers would have to research and write their own SCUP catalogs for every patch required by each non-Microsoft application and version, a process which is both time-consuming and expensive.

"Without Shavlik SCUPdates, SCCM can only patch current Microsoft operating systems and applications," said Mark Shavlik, CEO, Shavlik Technologies. "With Shavlik SCUPdates, we provide the updates for a host of popular applications. Rather than spend hours and hours to research and create their own detection logic for these applications, administrators can leverage Shavlik's patch data and get coverage for multiple vendors, multiple products from a single, trusted source. Researching and creating this data is at the core of what we do every day and it's a key part of our drive to simplify complex network security and management."

Shavlik SCUPdates leverages the firepower of the Shavlik data team along with the detection logic of the company's award-winning Shavlik NetChk Protect technology to generate the data needed to accurately patch non-Microsoft software applications that are among the most attacked applications. That list includes Adobe Reader®, Adobe Flash®, Sun Java®, Firefox®, Apple iTunes® and others. The four most attacked applications of 2009 were non-Microsoft applications. 

For more information on how to obtain Shavlik SCUPdates, go to

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.

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

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