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Shavlik’s Patch Management Technology Integrates with VMware Infrastructure
Shavlik Technologies, LLC, the market leader in the simplification of complex enterprise network configuration, compliance and security, today announced that it is working with VMware to integrate the capabilities of Shavliks industry leading patch management technology into VMware Update Manager. VMware Update Manager, a new product that is part of the new update of VMware Infrastructure, automates patch management and tracking in VMware environments.

Integration of Shavliks patch management technology into VMware Update Manager allows customers to automate the assessment and remediation of their online and offline virtual machines, ensuring security and compliance within their virtual infrastructures. Secure patching of offline virtual machines is unique to virtual environments and enforces higher levels of compliance to patch standards than physical environments. In addition to these capabilities from Shavlik, VMware Update Manager fully integrates with VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) to provide low touch, non-disruptive patching of VMware ESX Server hosts.

VMware continues to focus on providing customers with secure virtualization infrastructure that is easy to deploy and manage. Adding Shavlik's patch management technology to VMware Update Manager simplifies the administration and deployment of patches to guest operating systems, said Brian Byun, vice president of global partners and solutions at VMware. Shavlik has provided non-intrusive technology that was easy to integrate with VMware Infrastructure, enabling us to provide seamless and automated patch management and remediation to our customers.

The last few years have seen tremendous growth in deployment of virtualization technologies, and at Shavlik we are pleased to claim yet another industry first in driving the simplification and automation of challenging security and operational activities around a widely adopted platform, said Mark Shavlik, president and CEO of Shavlik Technologies. The integration of Shavliks patch management capabilities within its latest release of VMware Infrastructure further distinguishes VMware as the market leader for virtualization technology.

Published Friday, December 14, 2007 5:36 AM by David Marshall
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