MINNEAPOLIS — April 6, 2016 —Shavlik today announced
availability of Shavlik Patch for Microsoft® System Center version 2.2—a
significant enhancement to its market-leading patch management solution for
Microsoft Windows® client operating systems, Microsoft applications, and
hundreds of third-party applications. The latest version continues to deliver
the security organizations require in order to fight against cyber breaches,
while eliminating the need for new infrastructure, workflows and resources
often required to deter attacks on unpatched applications.
“The U.S. National Vulnerability Database says that more
than 85 percent of vulnerabilities target third-party applications, which we
have been helping Windows users to patch for decades,” said Chris Goettl,
senior product manager at Shavlik. “The new and enhanced features of Shavlik
Patch 2.2 will help more IT and security managers overseeing Windows
environments to improve the security of those environments, quickly, easily and
with no disruption for users or the business.”
Like previous versions, Shavlik Patch 2.2 plugs directly
into the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) console, with no
additional training or infrastructure required to patch hundreds of third-party
applications. Shavlik Patch 2.2 includes these new and enhanced features:
- Package search and editing – Administrators can search for, then edit and customize, patch packages as
needed to comply with company policies.
- IAVA support – For Federal agencies and
their partner organizations, Shavlik Patch 2.2 can automatically
cross-reference U.S. Department of Defense Information Assurance Vulnerability
Alerts (IAVAs) with vendor patch bulletins.
- Re-sign certificates – Many organizations
choose to use shorter-lived signing certificates for heightened security. With
Patch 2.2, administrators can now re-sign certificates from within the plug-in.
- Delete or re-publish updates – Administrators
can now delete or re-publish updates they have previously published.
- Manage products published to WSUS – The
Shavlik Patch 2.2 plug-in allows administrators to view and manage the products
they have published to WSUS. The administrators can see what products are
taking up WSUS categories and delete categories when needed to work around WSUS
- Metadata-only publishing – Patch managers
can choose to publish patch metadata separately, for compliance reporting or to
determine if the full update is needed before publishing it.
- Support for SCCM version 1511 – Fully
supported on the latest version of SCCM.
To learn more about Shavlik Patch 2.2, please visit www.shavlik.com/products/patch.
Shavlik is a recognized leader in patch management, and a
pioneer in agentless patching technology, virtual machine (VM) patching and
third-party application patching. Shavlik solutions include Shavlik Protect,
Shavlik Patch for Microsoft System Center and Shavlik Empower. Shavlik’s
combination of premise- and cloud-based solutions enables organizations of all
sizes to begin improving organizational security in as little as 30 minutes.
See More, Know More and Protect More with Shavlik. www.shavlik.com
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