Shavlik Security Agents 5 Caters to Companies with Specific Agent-based Requirements

St. Paul, Minn. (May 17, 2005) - Shavlik Technologies, LLC, a leading security software and services provider, today announced the commercial availability of its updated Shavlik Security Agents(tm) 5 security patch management solution. The agent-based application gives network administrators the option to roll out patches via agents for customer applications that require them.

This solution is integrated with the industry-leading agentless patch management solution, Shavlik HFNetChkPro(tm) 5, and leverages the enhanced features of Shavlik HFNetChkPro(tm) 5, including advanced reporting with charts and graphs. Shavlik Security Agents(tm) 5 and Shavlik HFNetChkPro(tm) 5 can work independently or together to provide the most comprehensive patch management solution on the market.

While the majority of networks today are well served with agentless patch management, some applications respond better with an agent-based solution. Machines required to reside in a demilitarized zone (DMZ), mobile users, and disconnected or inactive machines can be better served by agent technology, which collects and computes information locally, then transmits data to a central server or network console. Agents can also be important when administrators need to minimize information transmitted to the server or decrease overall network traffic.

"Our mission is to help customers patch every computer that poses a security risk, and we believe they should have a choice as to which technology they prefer to use to secure their environment," said Mark Shavlik, president and CEO of Shavlik Technologies. "Agent and non-agent solutions for Microsoft and non-Microsoft environments are all part of our arsenal. The key is identifying the best security tools for a company's needs and getting them into the hands of the administrators."

In addition, Shavlik Security Agents(tm) 5 now supports all 11 languages that Shavlik HFNetChkPro(tm) 5 supports including: English, German, French, Portuguese, Portuguese-Brazil, Japanese, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and Norwegian.

Shavlik is also expanding its patch management solutions for UNIX(r) operating systems. The Shavlik UNIX solutions will help secure a wide-range of UNIX operating systems, including AIX, HP-UX, Red Hat Linux, and Solaris. Delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of mid-2005 for Red Hat and Solaris with additional platform support soon to follow.

About Shavlik Technologies, LLC

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. Shavlik can be reached at .


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