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We are happy to announce that Shavlik Protect wins the Gold Award of VMworld 2016 for the Security category by TechTarget’s We whole heartedly agree with their choice, but let’s give our perspective why Shavlik Protect is a winner.

Patch Management = Security Foundation

In today’s security landscape, there are an abundance of products that promise insight into the latest threat’s. With all of the flash and hype, many overlook the security of patch management which eliminates vulnerabilities and the countless threats that target each vulnerability.

There are many patch management products on the market, but Protect is particularly suited for virtual environments for a couple of reasons.

Virtualization Focused

VMworld is synonymous with virtualization and this is one of the great strengths of Shavlik Protect. There are many capabilities that make Protect a must for patching virtual environments including:

  • Online and offline virtual machine patching
  • Virtual machine template patching
  • Snapshot critical assets for superior rollback
  • VMware vCenter integration
  • VMware ESXi Hypervisor patching

The reality is that Protect seamlessly patches virtual environments making it a prime choice for the datacenter.

Just Say Yes to Agentless

Protect can use agents to assess and deploy patches, but our datacenter customers love our agentless capabilities for many reasons:

  • Assess and deploy patches
  • Minimize impact to server workloads
  • New virtual systems are never missed

Robust 3rd Party Patching

Too many organizations only focus on the operating system and turn a blind eye to the 3rd party applications that also create vulnerabilities on systems. Shavlik Protect in an industry leader with an immense catalog of 3rd party applications that is constantly expanded to cover new products and versions.

Just Add Water and Stir

Enterprise software has a bad rap for being very difficult to install and configure. With Protect, you can have the product installed, scanning for patches, and actually deploying patches in half an hour or less! Our engineering team has put a lot of effort in making Protect easy to install and use so you can get value quickly. Now don’t equate ease of install and use with simple. Protect has the capabilities to work in large and complex environments, but you can get started fast. Don’t believe me, try it for yourself.