Shavlik Teams with Carahsoft to Deliver IT Security Solutions

Agreement with Carahsoft enables Shavlik to meet government’s growing demand for more advanced patch management solutions

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (April 15, 2014) – Shavlik, a recognized leader in agentless patch management, and Carahsoft, the trusted government IT solutions provider, announced today that they have entered into a government-focused distribution agreement. The companies will work together to address demand for Shavlik’s solutions for patch and IT management within federal government organizations.

“The federal government has a rapidly growing demand for advanced patch management solutions,” said Marshall Smith, Vice President of Partnering and Solutions, Shavlik. “We are happy to work with Carahsoft to provide quality solutions that reduce complexity and risk in the nation’s security practice.”

Under the agreement, Carahsoft, a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule contract holder, will serve as Shavlik’s master government aggregator—a role Carahsoft also serves for other vendors including VMware, F5 Networks, and Salesforce. Shavlik will offer its complete set of products through Carahsoft. These include Shavlik Protect Standard and Advanced, as well as Shavlik’s recently released Shavlik Patch for Microsoft System Center. These products offer customers a complete range of capabilities including comprehensive patch management, asset inventory, and much more.

“Carahsoft and Shavlik are working together to provide our government customers and our reseller partners with the right solutions for their security needs,” said Will Jones, Vice President at Carahsoft. “Our mutual expertise in both security and the government sector holds the promise of great future success for our customers.”

Government organizations are continually challenged with keeping up with the onslaught of new vulnerabilities, and they are in need of technology to ensure their systems are properly patched. Shavlik’s technology enables customers to target and eliminate vulnerabilities associated with third-party applications, all from an easy-to-use interface.

A free trial version of Shavlik Patch for Microsoft System Center, among other Shavlik products, is available on the Shavlik websiteand through Carahsoft at 703-871-8689.

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, resellers, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The company’s dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, Symantec, EMC, Adobe, F5 Networks, Open Source, HP, SAP, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing firms by CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at

About Shavlik

Shavlik is a pioneer in agentless patch management and a leader in innovative systems security and management solutions. Since 1993, Shavlik has been at the forefront of patch management, first by providing the only third-party patch management to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager customers and later asserting industry leadership in the patching of virtual machines. Its products and solutions include Shavlik Protect, Shavlik Patch for Microsoft System Centerand Management Intelligence. Shavlik’s “Just Add Water and Stir” approach allows customers to get up and running in as little as thirty minutes.


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