New Sitekeeper Patch Management Module Released

New module simplifies Microsoft patch management for system administrators

Burbank, CA, November 30, 2004 Executive Software® announced the release of its all new patch management module, Patchkeeper® , which simplifies the tedium of keeping security patches current by enabling system administrators to completely automate the detection and deployment of Microsoft patches across their entire Windows network.

Patchkeeper provides an easy-to-use, centralized patch solution that can be configured based upon the degree of patch criticality and type, patch certification, operating system or application and more. Patchkeeper offers a wide variety of detailed reporting functionality including automatic email notifications to an unlimited number of recipients whenever missing patches are detected.

Patchkeeper utilizes technology developed by Shavlik Technologies, Inc., a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and the industry leader in patch management. By combining the Sitekeeper interface with Shavlik’s patch scanning and packaging engines, you get the most thorough and easy-to-use patch management system. Patchkeeper can be used as either a stand-alone solution or as part of the full Sitekeeper® 3.5 systems management software suite.

According to Sitekeeper Product Manager, George Goodrich, “Patchkeeper eliminates security patch emergencies and running from machine to machine. It requires no dedicated servers or expensive databases and it can be installed and running in minutes. Once you automate patch management, the ROI is almost immediate.”

Designed from the bottom up for small to mid-size organizations, Sitekeeper provides an enterprise-class solution without the enterprise budget or complexity.

Sitekeeper 3.5 is now available for sale and can be purchased through your favorite reseller. More information on Sitekeeper 3.5 is available at http://www.execsoft.com/sitekeeper/sitekeeper.asp.

About Executive Software

Founded in 1981, Executive Software specializes in “focused development of system management tools”™ for the enterprise. Executive Software is located at 7590 North Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA 91504. Phone numbers are (800) 829-6468 and (818) 771-1600. A variety of system management tools, trialware, and free utilities are available at http://www.execsoft.com. Executive Software’s European headquarters can be reached at http://www.execsoft.co.uk or by calling +44 (0) 1342-327477

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