Shavlik Technologies Offers Agentless Patch Management for Linux

Shavlik HFNetChkPro(tm) for Linux 2.0 Offers Patch Management Support for Red Hat(tm) Linux Clients

St. Paul, Minn. (July 15, 2004) - Shavlik Technologies, LLC ( today announced the availability of its Shavlik HFNetChkPro(tm) for Linux 2.0, the industry's first agentless patch management support for Red Hat(tm) Linux(r) clients. The product uses the same agentless approach to patch management as the industry-standard Windows(r) product, Shavlik HFNetChkPro(tm).

Shavlik has built a reputation as the leader in Windows patch management with its Shavlik HFNetChkPro(tm) solution for Microsoft products. The company also just announced the release of its new agent-based patch management product, Shavlik Security Agents(tm), to provide an effective patching solution for remote computers. The addition of a Linux solution is Shavlik's first extension into non-Microsoft platforms and is based on the increasing demand for a comprehensive patch management tool for the Linux platform.

"Our research indicates a significant level of interest for a Linux solution, particularly for the substantial number of Linux servers being deployed by large networks," says Mark Shavlik, president and CEO of Shavlik Technologies. "We're excited to offer our customers a choice of solutions to help them fully secure their workstations and networks, regardless of operating environment."

Shavlik acquired the technology behind its Linux solution when it purchased Gibraltar Software, a leading automated patch management technology supplier for cross-platform networks, in December 2003.

About Shavlik Technologies

Shavlik Technologies helps information technology managers and administrators manage computer system security including assessment, security scanning and remediation of security vulnerabilities due to missing patches, weak accounts and passwords. Founded in 1993, Shavlik licenses its technology to partners including BindView, Endforce, Marimba, Microsoft, Mobile Automation, NetIQ, Quest Software and Symantec. Shavlik can be reached at


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