LANDesk Deals for VMware Protect

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 @ 03:04 PM gHale

LANDesk Software acquired VMware’s Protect product family of IT management solutions, which VMware picked up in its purchase of Shavlik Technologies in 2011.

The addition of what LANDesk is now calling the Shavlik Protect portfolio expands LANDesk’s user-oriented IT management market presence with access to new channels and a product line that complements its existing portfolio of Total User Management solutions.

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Financial terms of the transaction, which closed Monday, were not immediately available.

In addition, LANDesk and VMware signed a technology and services agreement, adding VMware to LANDesk’s list of industry leading Alliance Partners, which includes HP, Intel and Lenovo.

“We are continuing our successful acquisition strategy to expand our IT management market presence, and with the addition of the Shavlik Protect portfolio…,” said Stephen Daly, chief executive at LANDesk Software.

“It will become immediately apparent to Shavlik Protect customers that LANDesk is committed to their current investment in Shavlik Protect products, committed to how they do business, and committed to continued product evolution and innovation,” Daly said.

“VMware believes that LANDesk is a great fit for both the customers and products,” said Ramin Sayar, vice president and general manager, Virtualization and Cloud Management, VMware. “In transitioning the Shavlik Protect product family to LANDesk, we are confident that customers will be in good hands with seamless product support and further technology innovation.”

The Shavlik Protect product line allows users to effectively manage, monitor and secure their IT environments, including solutions for centralized patch management and asset inventory for Windows and third party applications for both virtual and physical machines; centralized antivirus, power management, and ITScripting; and the ability to leverage a single Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) workflow for deploying updates for both Microsoft and non-Microsoft applications and patches in a Windows environment.

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