Shavlik Releases Antivirus/Antispyware Solution to Protect Against Network Attacks at No Additional Cost

Reduces management overhead from deploying and maintaining multiple agents for critical IT operations

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Shavlik Technologies, LLC today released Shavlik NetChk Protect 7. The latest release of Shavlik’s patch management solution gives customers a single Agent for patch management and antivirus/antispyware. NetChk Agent reduces the management overhead required by deploying and maintaining multiple agents for these critical IT operations.

“Ensuring systems are fully patched and properly configured is effective against most of the known exploits, but when a patch isn’t available, antivirus plus antispyware defenses are needed. By integrating antivirus and antispyware into a mature enterprise product such as ours, customers get the best of both worlds and a great way to increase their security while reducing workloads, vendors, and costs, creating a classic win-win,” said Mark Shavlik, CEO of Shavlik Technologies.

NetChk Protect 7 addresses common complaints about existing, commoditized antivirus solutions whose technology is antiquated, slow, and expensive. Similar to Microsoft Corporation’s free antivirus offering, Shavlik is making its enterprise-ready antivirus and antispyware capabilities available to its customers for no additional charge as part of its introduction to the markets.

Immediate Relief for New Microsoft Zero-Day ActiveX Control Flaw

Microsoft's Security Advisory 972890 addresses a new vulnerability in a Microsoft Video ActiveX Control affecting Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 that could allow remote code execution if a user browses to a malicious Web page. NetChk Protect lets users quickly deploy the “Microsoft Fix It” tool workaround to disable the ActiveX control, using either agent or agent-based deployment depending on the needs of the enterprise.

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