MINNEAPOLIS — November 10, 2014 — Shavlik today announced
the release of a new version of Shavlik
Patch for Microsoft System Center, which delivers the security organizations
require in the continued fight against cyber breaches. Shavlik Patch delivers
simple third-party application updates through Microsoft System Center
Configuration Manager (SCCM), similar to traditional Windows updates,
eliminating the need for new infrastructure, workflow, and resources often required
to plug the security hole caused by unpatched applications.
“IT organizations spend large amounts of budget securing infrastructure
to keep intellectual property and business critical data in the data center,
but many times they neglect the endpoints,” said Robert Juncker, Shavlik vice
president of research and development. “It is imperative that businesses have a
solid patching strategy that distributes security updates to all workstations
and servers on the networks to avoid any weak links throughout their systems.”
As hacker attention and attacks turn from critical servers
to fringe devices, IT administrators face a sizeable challenge in keeping
software up-to-date. According to the National
Vulnerability Database, 86 percent of reported vulnerabilities come from
third-party applications. Shavlik Patch for SCCM reduces the risk created by these
applications by adding third-party application protection to SCCM.
In addition to these benefits, Shavlik Patch for SCCM
provides enterprises with:
capabilities from within SCCM. Organizations can streamline security
processes by utilizing Shavlik Patch’s ability to patch from within SCCM.
application patch deployment. Organizations can push updates to individual
devices, overcoming the need end-users to patch individual applications.
software support. Shavlik Patch supports the most widely used applications
including Adobe Acrobat, Apple’s iTunes and Oracle’s Java.
support. Shavlik Patch now includes localization for 11 languages, as well
as new capabilities, which make setup, configuration and automation of
third-party updates within SCCM even easier.
Shavlik, who has patched both Microsoft and third-party
applications for nearly 20 years, was the first to offer a third-party patch
add-on for Microsoft System Center. Shavlik also provides solutions to deploy
patches within the data center and track and manage software licenses.
Shavlik offers free trial versions
of its products, including Shavlik Patch for Microsoft System Center, through its website and select resellers. Shavlik
will present additional insight on Shavlik Patch 2.1 in a webinar on November
13 at 11:00am EST. To sign up for the webinar, please visit http://www.shavlik.com/webinars.
Shavlik is a pioneer in agentless endpoint patching
technology, virtualization security, and third party patching for Microsoft System
Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) customers. Since 1993, Shavlik has been at
the forefront of patch security, first by providing the only third-party patch
management to Microsoft SCCM customers and later asserting industry leadership
in the patching of virtual machines. Its products and solutions include Shavlik Protect, Shavlik Patch for Microsoft System Center, and Management Intelligence. Shavlik’s “Just Add Water
and Stir” approach allows customers to get up and running in as little as
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