MINNEAPOLIS — October 19, 2015 — Shavlik today announced it
has released Shavlik Protect 9.2, a significant update to its market-leading
security software solution that discovers missing patches and deploys them
across an entire organization quickly and seamlessly. This update features
improved patch approval processing, enhanced scheduling and an integration with
newly released Shavlik Empower. Together these technologies work to bring new
insight and capabilities for operational and security data.
“We are thrilled to release Shavlik Protect 9.2,” said Chris
Goettl, senior product manager at Shavlik. “Shavlik Protect is the best
solution available for patching critical systems and vulnerabilities. Shavlik
Protect will continue to be the datacenter solution for patching critical
systems and ensuring vulnerabilities are being plugged. With Protect you can
see more about your environment and know more before you make critical
Protect 9.2 features improved patch assessments that cut the
time to assess in half compared with the previous version. With agentless
technology, Protect streamlines the patching process by giving IT departments
increased opportunities to automate their patching. Shavlik Protect also
features intuitive patch scheduling based on Patch Tuesday releases. This
allows admins to easily manage their patching based on this industry-standard
release, rather than arbitrary dates.
Protect 9.2 also gives admins greater control of their
environments. Administrators can create templates that can dynamically update,
so systems that often leave the network are kept up to date no matter where
they go or for how long. For the more strictly managed systems, admins can
create granular baselines that allow for detailed test and approval processes,
mitigating any worry that a patch will inadvertently break a system. With new
Predictive Patch technology, Protect can anticipate what admins will need next
and distribute it across the enterprise before it is detected as missing.
Accurate and timely implementation of third-party patches is
critical, as 86 percent of reported vulnerabilities come from third-party
applications, according to the U.S. National Vulnerability Database. With
Protect 9.2, IT departments have more control over more applications than any
other product on the market. Protect goes beyond OS patching and adds
third-party software update distribution, virtual infrastructure patching and
patch scanning for all Windows systems on a network. With Protect, users can
see all available patches from vendors such as Apple, Google, Oracle, Adobe and
Microsoft, including each separate product. They can then select which patches
they want to deploy.
Shavlik also simultaneously released Shavlik Empower, a
user-centric platform that brings Shavlik technologies into the cloud. Empower
seamlessly integrates with Protect, providing users with optimal insight into
operational and security data. This integration rolls up patch data from Protect
to Empower, giving users one central place in the cloud to access all of their
patching data quickly and easily. The Empower platform also adds asset and
patch support for Mac systems. With this new add-on IT admins can manage any
user’s system no matter how long it remains off network.
“I'm thrilled with the capability Shavlik Protect now has to
create my patching schedules based off Microsoft's Patch Tuesday calendar,”
said Justin Hollis, senior IT administrator, Southside Bank. “This will
save me at least an hour each month and it also helps assure that I don't make
mistakes. I'll finally be able to set my calendar once and not have to
modify it again next month or worry that I've picked the wrong week. More
than once this has caused issues because I rescheduled for the third Saturday
in the month instead of the fourth or fifth.”
For more information about Shavlik 9.2, please visit www.shavlik.com/products/protect.
is a recognized leader in patch management,
and a pioneer in agentless patching technology,
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combination of premise- and cloud-based solutions enables organizations of all
sizes to begin improving organizational security in as little as 30 minutes.
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