LANDesk Acquires VMware Protect Product Family

On April 9, LANDesk acquired VMware’s Protect product family of IT management solutions, formerly known as Shavlik Technologies.

LANDesk Software, founded in 1985 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah , provides systems management, security management, service management, asset management and process management solutions.

The Shavlik Protect portfolio, how LANDesk is calling the solution, is aimed to expand LANDesk’s user-oriented IT management market presence accessing new channels and a product line that is going to complement its existing portfolio of Total User Management solutions.

LANDesk and VMware also signed a technology and services agreement, adding VMware to LANDesk’s list of industry leading Alliance Partners, which includes HP, Intel and Lenovo.

Stephen Daly, CEO of LANDesk Software, declares:

We are continuing our successful acquisition strategy to expand our IT management market presence, and with the addition of the Shavlik Protect portfolio, will deliver unmatched user-oriented IT management technologies, products and expertise for our enterprise customers, with the Shavlik Protect portfolio, we are also adding an important new go-to-market channel which will allow us to make some of our offerings available for download.