Award celebrates Shavlik's pioneering patch solution and its strength in helping to protect virtual environments

MINNEAPOLIS — September 01, 2016 —

/PRNewswire/ -- Shavlik, a global leader in IT management and innovative security systems, today announced that Shavlik Protect has won the Gold Award in the "Security" category of the "Best of VMworld 2016" awards. These awards honor the most innovative new products in the server virtualization, end-user computing and cloud markets.

"With all of the flash and hype in today's security landscape, many organizations overlook the importance of patch management, which eliminates vulnerabilities, as well as the countless threats that target each vulnerability," said Chris Goettl, senior product manager at Shavlik. "At Shavlik, we pride ourselves on delivering patch management that is easy to install and use. We have made a significant investment in improving patch management for data center and virtual environments; this award validates our strategy and efforts." 

Shavlik helps organizations patch everything from VMware hypervisors to Microsoft Windows to the Mac OS, including the third-party applications running on each. Patching virtual environments is a great strength of Shavlik Protect, which includes capabilities such as: 

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

In addition, Protect offers an agentless option that is particularly well-suited to the datacenter. This option allows organizations to assess and deploy patches, while minimizing impact to server workloads. This option also ensures that new virtual systems are never missed. 

The Best of VMworld awards were chosen by a panel of independent expert judges, composed of editors of TechTarget's SearchServerVirtualization.com, who evaluated 145 nominated products on display at VMworld 2016. Each product was evaluated for innovation, value, performance, reliability and ease of use. The security category acknowledges solutions that follow security best practices and monitor and protect cloud workloads, hypervisors, guest operating systems and virtual networks. 

To learn more about how Shavlik helps meet patching needs specific to virtual environments, visit http://blog.shavlik.com.   

About Shavlik

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. For in-depth Patch Tuesday analysis, see:http://www.shavlik.com/patch-tuesday   www.shavlik.com

About SearchServerVirtualization.com

SearchServerVirtualization.comTM is an enterprise virtualization-focused website providing IT professionals and the community with the latest server virtualization news, articles, tips, and expert advice. Other virtualization information includes webcasts and industry white papers covering all areas of server virtualization, such as virtualization platforms, server hardware, managing virtual environments, virtualization architecture and strategies, application issues, and more.

Its sister site, SearchVMware.comTM, is dedicated to helping IT organizations evaluate products, services and business strategies that can lead them to successful implementations of virtualization technologies in VMware environments. And sister site SearchVirtualDesktop.comTM is the premier source for information on desktop virtualization, application virtualization, and virtual desktop infrastructure.

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