Shavlik Technologies Announces New, Fully Integrated Anti-Spyware and Patch Management Solution

Shavlik NetChk™ Protect with Anti-Spyware now available

St. Paul, Minn. (August 31, 2005) – Shavlik Technologies, LLC, a leading provider of security software solutions, announced the availability of Shavlik NetChk™ Spyware. This new anti-spyware solution is available as a stand-alone product or fully integrated with Shavlik’s patch management solution, Shavlik HFNetChkPro™, offering the same familiar and reliable GUI, high-speed discovery, rich reporting, and technical accuracy to both solutions. This integrated product is called Shavlik NetChk™ Protect and is the foundation of Shavlik’s fully integrated security management product line.

Shavlik NetChk Spyware is an enterprise solution for detecting, preventing, and removing critical threats from corporate networks.

As administrators face continuously diverse environments, they need a single solution that will coordinate the functionality of their network security needs. Shavlik now provides a central management tool that provides system administrators with the ability to control their network security by coordinating the products that fit their needs into a seamless, integrated package.

According to John Girard, VP Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, “One of the biggest pain points for desktop security managers during the past 18 months has been the increase in the amount and severity of browser-delivered spyware.”

Shavlik NetChk Protect is an all-in-one console for multiple Shavlik security products. Administrators can run Shavlik’s patch management and anti-spyware solutions from one unified console. The console will offer the ability to run multiple scans at once and secure an environment in 30 minutes or less, allowing administrators to spend less time managing the process and more time protecting systems. With Shavlik, you can automate the management of critical security patches and spyware from one easy-to-use console or as separate solutions.

Exploiting security vulnerabilities in order to install adware and spyware is the norm, not the exception. Without proactive and continual network policing and patching, attackers have any number of vulnerabilities with which to exploit your assets. By deploying an enterprise-class anti-spyware management product such as Shavlik NetChk Spyware, corporations can protect themselves from these intrusions which decrease productivity and jeopardize network security.

“We’ve built our anti-spyware solution based upon the input we received from our current customer base, most of whom indicated a need for a more effective solution than what’s currently available,” said Mark Shavlik, president and CEO of Shavlik Technologies. “Offering both patch management and spyware management in one solution provides network administrators the strongest combination of solutions available to protect against network attacks along with greatly lowering IT management costs.”

About Shavlik Technologies, LLC

Shavlik Technologies helps information technology managers and administrators manage computer system security including policy based assessment, security scanning, and remediation of security vulnerabilities due to missing patches, weak accounts, and passwords. Shavlik can be reached at http://www.shavlik.com.

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