Shavlik Technologies announced they have entered into partnering agreements with NetIQ and ENDFORCE. The two companies will incorporate Shavlik's HFNetChkPRO patch management software into their respective enterprise solutions.
ENDFORCE will integrate the tool into its ENDFORCE Enterprise management solution. Dennis Brouwer, senior vice president of business development said, "Corporate and government networks continue to remain extremely vulnerable to threats posed by endpoints attempting to log in to virtual private networks. Our vendor-neutral endpoint enforcement expertise combined with Shavlik's operating system patch assessment capability will allow companies to identify and isolate vulnerable endpoints before network access is granted."
NetIQ will re-brand the tool as NetIQ Patch Manager and integrate the product into its new Security Management Suite, which consists of the company's Security Manager, Vulnerability Manager, and Patch Manager.
Mark Shavlik, president and CEO of Shavlik Technologies said, "In addition to companies who prefer a stand-alone patch management tool as part of a best-of-breed security plan, our OEM relationships with complementary security technology providers like NetIQ and our other partners allow us to serve enterprise customers who require integrated solutions.