LANDesk Acquires VMware Protect Product Family

                LANDesk Acquires VMware Protect Product Family

Enables LANDesk to deliver unmatched user-oriented IT management solutions,
technology and expertise to enterprises around the world

PR Newswire

SALT LAKE CITY and LAS VEGAS, April 9, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY and LAS VEGAS, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LANDesk Software,
a global leader in integrated systems lifecycle management, endpoint security
and IT service management, today announced that it has acquired VMware's
Protect product family of IT management solutions, which VMware acquired
through its purchase of Shavlik Technologies in 2011. The addition of what
LANDesk is now calling the Shavlik Protect portfolio expands LANDesk's
user-oriented IT management market presence with access to new channels and a
product line that complements its existing portfolio of Total User Management
solutions. Financial terms of the transaction, which was completed yesterday,
were not disclosed.

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

"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," said Stephen Daly, CEO
of LANDesk Software. "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."

"It will become immediately apparent to Shavlik Protect customers that LANDesk
is committed to their current investment in Shavlik Protect products,
committed to how they do business, and committed to continued product
evolution and innovation," added Daly.

The Shavlik Protect product line is already aligned with LANDesk IT management
principles. Like LANDesk's Total User Management solutions, it uses a single
pane of glass to centralize IT management and simplify deployment and
automation of core IT functions. LANDesk plans to embrace the simplicity of
the Shavlik Protect products while offering new functionality and leveraging
customers' commitment to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).

"VMware believes that LANDesk is a great fit for both the customers and
products," said Ramin Sayar, vice president and general manager,
Virtualization and Cloud Management, VMware. "In transitioning the Shavlik
Protect product family to LANDesk, we are confident that customers will be in
good hands with seamless product support and further technology innovation."

The Shavlik Protect product line, which enables customers to effectively
manage, monitor and secure their IT environments,includes solutions for
centralized patch management and asset inventory for Windows and third party
applications for both virtual and physical machines; centralized antivirus,
power management, and ITScripting; and the ability to leverage a single
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) workflow for deploying
updates for both Microsoft and non-Microsoft applications and patches in a
Windows environment.

Beginning immediately, LANDesk will market and sell the products as:

  oShavlik Protect Standard (formerly known as VMware vCenter^TM Protect
  oShavlik Protect Advanced (formerly known as VMware vCenter Protect
  oShavlik SCUPDates (formerly known as VMware vCenter Protect Update
  oShavlik Patch SDK (formerly known as VMware vCenter Protect Engine)

About LANDesk Software 

LANDesk Software is the industry's leading provider of IT end user management,
including systems lifecycle management, endpoint security, enterprise mobility
and IT service management solutions. LANDesk provides an adaptive IT delivery
model to help IT organizations increase end-user productivity. LANDesk is
headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with offices located in the Americas,
Europe and Asia Pacific, and can be found at and Software is a portfolio company of private equity
investment firm Thoma Bravo, LLC.

Copyright © 2013, LANDesk Software, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights
reserved. LANDesk and its logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of
LANDesk Software, Inc. and its affiliates in the United States and/or other
countries. Other brands and names may be claimed as the property of
others.VMware and VMware vCenter are registered trademarks or trademarks of
VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.

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