*This post originally appeared on the AppSense blog prior to the rebrand in January 2017, when AppSense, LANDESK, Shavlik, Wavelink, and HEAT Software merged under the new name Ivanti.

We’re very pleased to announce the first combined offering of solutions from our wider LANDESK family, which enables us to offer enterprise customers a complete, secure endpoint management strategy that crosses physical and virtual environments.

Today we formally announce AppSense Endpoint Security Suite 2.0, including Shavlik Protect. Our customers now have the ransomware fighting power – in one solution – to meet five critical measures to mitigate malware and ransomware attacks.

Combining Shavlik Protect’s patch management technology with AppSense Application Manager and AppSense Insight, customers can implement the first five critical security controls recommended by the SANS Institute:

1. Software whitelisting
2. Secure standard configurations
3. Application security patch installation within 48 hours
4. System security patch installation within 48 hours
5. Administration privilege restriction when users are browsing the web or handling email

We believe prevention – in the form of better insight and applications controls, and efficient patch management – is the best defense against attacks. Today’s announcement is the first of many ways in which our combined solutions – our blended family – will be elevating the fight against all forms of malware and ransomware in the months to come.

Please visit us at VMWorld in Las Vegas, August 28 to September 1 where you can see our combined solution and chat with our team at AppSense booth #447 and our neighbors in Shavlik booth #445. For more information or to request a demo, click here.