Shavlik Technologies to broaden its patch management offerings

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Australian distributor Unixpac is looking for resellers for its US security vendor Shavlik Technologies.

Australian distributor Unixpac is looking for resellers for its US security vendor Shavlik Technologies.

The company will train new partners and is calling upon VAR, systems integrators and Managed Service Providers (MSP) in particular.

According to Ed Peek, vice president worldwide sales, Shavlik Technologies, the company offers patch management and compliance solutions but wants to be known for more than that.

Shavlik also offers the first solution that integrates security for both online and off-line virtual machines.

Peek claims virtualisation has recently become a reality at most organisations. ‘The savings in rack space, hardware costs, power consumption, and many other factors are driving this steadily increasing trend’.

He said Shavlik can provide the same secure operating base and patch management for virtual machines as they can for their physical counterparts.

Shavlik Technologies announced that the most recent release of its NetChk tool is now able to scan and patch virtual-machine images for VMware and Microsoft Virtual Server and PC.

"You might have created virtual images a month ago and now you want to run them, but you want to make sure they're up to date with patches," said Peek.

"With NetChk 6.5, you can scan and patch these virtual images while they're turned off. This is functionality no other patch management vendor can offer today", he added.

Tom Piotrowski, managing director of Unixpac said Shavlik wants to increase its presence in Australia, raise awareness of what the company does to occupy more space in the market, and educate resellers on who they are.

The company was set up by its CEO and founder Mark Shavlik in 1993 and has grown by more than 55 percent this year.

“Security is not optional. In times of financial crisis, people will always spend money on security. We don’t cut corners otherwise we lose business,” said Peek.

“We want to increase our awareness here in Australia and let people know that we do more than patching. We want to educate end users and resellers more about Shavlik. It’s all about making security simple, smarter and more efficient,” he added.

Piotrowski added that Shavlik’s solutions are used by key vertical markets such as financial institutions, major banks, the hospitality industry and manufacturing, anything that is PCI (Personal Credit Information) driven.

“We need to educate the market that security can be made easier. We are looking for resellers to increase Shavlik’s business and expand with partners into the virtualisation sphere, managing the infrastructure of computers,” said Piotrowski.

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