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Shavlik Protect Goes Global with Cloud-based Off-premise Patching, Virtualization Security and Open Reporting
Critical patch fulfillment demands flexibility and rapid deployment capability, and as such, Shavlik is pleased to announce the release of Shavlik Protect 9.1. A leader in innovative agentless patch management, virtualization security, and third-party patching, Shavlik’s latest release of Protect continues to be the quickest and most powerful way to manage physical and virtual assets, software, patches and antivirus protection.


With recent events, such as the Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus incidents, organizations worldwide are realizing more than ever they need to have an effective software update strategy to keep systems and data protected. The new release of Shavlik Protect 9.1 adds enhanced localization to further empower customers in Germany, France, Italy and Russia as well as China and Japan. This expanded accessibility enables IT administrators across the globe to implement successful patch management strategies that include on-premise and off-premise software updates and online and offline virtual machine patching.


In addition to agentless patching capabilities for the data center, Protect offers cloud-based agents that can manage agent machines that are outside the console’s network. The agent can be managed both on and off premise as long as an agent machine has internet access. Shavlik’s technology can enable a cloud agent in minutes, allowing administrators to deploy and manage agents outside the network while supporting them as if they are on premise.


Protect 9.1 introduces new enhancements with IPv6 support and extended reporting capability. The enhanced resolution features of Protect enable administrators to discover a machine by FQDN, hostname, IPv4, or IPv6 with great efficiency. Shavlik also extends reporting by providing views for creating custom reports and integrating with third-party reporting solutions. Customers will also see improvements to deployment tracking with broader machine summaries and more in-depth patch details to make deployment of hundreds of patches manageable by exception.


Shavlik continues to build on its rich heritage in virtualization security with technology capable of patching virtual machines, including VMware offline virtual machines and templates as well as online VMware ESXi Hypervisors. Shavlik’s leading-edge virtualization patching technology ensures that offline virtual images can be in a constant state of readiness for deployment. This allows IT staff to quickly verify and report that 100% of the organization’s vulnerable machines – physical, virtual, and offline – have received a specific critical patch and are protected.


"Today’s security administrators are facing a host of challenges from standard patching to serious threats from third-party applications,” said Robert Juncker, Vice President of Engineering, Shavlik. "We offer our customers the ability to get their world under control fast without the complexity and red tape of other products. We are thrilled to extend the Shavlik Protect product globally, so that IT administrators are able to protect their environments quickly and with ease."


This latest version of Shavlik Protect continues to provide OS and third-party patch management, ITScripts, power management, and antivirus protection, while adding localization in ten new languages, IPv6 support and a 64-bit edition for improved performance and scalability.

Published Tuesday, May 06, 2014 3:04 PM by David Marshall
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