VMware acquires Shavlik Technologies

VMware has announced that it acquired Shavlik Technologies, a company which provides software (SaaS and on-premise) that prevents, detects and removes critical security threats from corporate networks.

VMware already OEM’ed the Shavlik solutions for its VMware Update Manager (VUM) – and together with Shavlik developed Go Pro, a hosted web-based console that can be used to manage on-premises vSphere Hypervisor hosts and their virtual machines targeted for SMBs.

Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to be completed later this quarter.