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Shavlik teams with Carahsoft to deliver IT security solutions

St. Paul, MN-based Shavlik, a provider of agentless patch management, and Carahsoft Technology, the government IT solutions provider, have announced that they have entered into a government-focused distribution agreement. The companies will work together to address demand for Shavlik's solutions for patch and IT management within federal government organizations.

"The federal government has a rapidly growing demand for advanced patch management solutions," said Marshall Smith, vice president of partnering and solutions, Shavlik. "We are happy to work with Carahsoft to provide quality solutions that reduce complexity and risk in the nation's security practice."

Under the agreement, Carahsoft, a U.S. General Services Administration Schedule contract holder, will serve as Shavlik's master government aggregator -- a role Carahsoft also serves for other vendors including VMware, F5 Networks, and Salesforce. Shavlik will offer its complete set of products through Carahsoft. These include Shavlik Protect Standard and Advanced, as well as the company’s recently released Shavlik Patch for Microsoft System Center. These products offer customers a complete range of capabilities including comprehensive patch management, asset inventory, and more.

"Carahsoft and Shavlik are working together to provide our government customers and our reseller partners with the right solutions for their security needs," said Will Jones, vice president at Carahsoft. "Our mutual expertise in both security and the government sector holds the promise of great future success for our customers."

Government organizations are continually challenged with keeping up with the onslaught of new vulnerabilities, and they are in need of technology to ensure their systems are properly patched, according to the companies. Shavlik's technology enables customers to target and eliminate vulnerabilities associated with third-party applications, all from an easy-to-use interface.

Reston, VA-based Carahsoft markets, sells, and delivers VMware, Symantec, EMC, Adobe, F5 Networks, Open Source, HP, SAP, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Shavlik is a pioneer in agentless patch management and a provider of systems security and management solutions. 


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