Welcome to Shavlik Protect

Welcome to Shavlik Protect, a unified IT management platform used for managing and protecting Windows-based machines and VMware ESXi Hypervisors. Shavlik Protect provides you with one centralized and common interface that you can use to perform several essential IT management functions.

Patch Management

Shavlik Protect's industry-leading patch management function provides the ability to scan all Windows-based machines and VMware ESXi hypervisors in your network and assess the current patch status of those machines. After a scan is performed you can generate reports that provide additional details about the patch "health" of each machine. Shavlik Protect can then be used to easily and automatically bring each machine up-to-date. You simply instruct the program to download and deploy the desired patches to the machines of your choosing. You can even dictate when the deployment will occur and if and when each machine should be restarted. In addition, Shavlik Protect can provide e-mail alerts that notify you when patches are available and it can e-mail the results of scans and other information you wish to share with selected users.

The patch management function can be performed with or without agents. This unique blending of agentless and agent-based technologies gives you maximum flexibility while minimizing management overhead.

Asset Inventory

The asset inventory function enables you to track your software, hardware, and virtual assets. The function works with both physical and virtual machines. You can perform scans to detect and categorize the software and hardware contained on your physical and online virtual machines. You can scan for the properties of your online and offline virtual machines. Detailed information about your software, hardware, and virtual assets is available immediately following a scan. You also have the ability to create reports that can be used to track your asset inventory over time.

Like the patch management function, the asset inventory function can be performed with or without agents.

ITScripts

Note: ITScripts is a separately licensable function. Contact your sales representative to add this function to your Shavlik Protect license.

The ITScripts function enables you to execute PowerShell scripts against the machines and machine groups you have already defined in Shavlik Protect. With this scripting feature you can:

Antivirus and Antispyware

Note: Threat management (antivirus & antispyware) is a separately licensable function. Contact your sales representative to add this function to your Shavlik Protect license.

The threat management function combines antivirus and antispyware into a single engine, enabling you to scan for and eliminate various threats that may exist on your Microsoft-based network machines. It gives you powerful protection against today's abundant and highly complex threats. It uses minimal system resources and will not significantly impair the performance of your machines. It is designed to run seamlessly and unobtrusively, keeping notification pop-ups and warnings to a minimum.

The threat management function provides two forms of threat protection:

The threat management function operates in an agent-based mode using the Shavlik Protect Agent feature. This enables you to get both patch management and antivirus protection in a single agent.

Power Management

Note: Power management is a separately licensable function. Contact your sales representative to add this function to your Shavlik Protect license.

The power management function enables you to control the power state of the machines in your organization. The primary reasons for using power management are to:

You can shut down, restart, or awaken machines either immediately or on a scheduled basis. When you perform a scheduled restart you also have the ability to specify what power state to put the machines in: fully powered on, in sleep mode, or in hibernate mode. The power management function can be performed with or without agents. For more details see Power Management Overview.

 

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Help file version info: Shavlik Protect 9.0, Patch 1 June 2013