LANDesk Aquires Shavlik from VMware

As many of you may now know, the Shavlik products were acquired by LANDesk.  Click here to see Steve Daly’s blog post on the acquisition.  As for the Protect products, we are currently in beta for the next release of Protect which will release in late Aprilearly May as Shavlik Protect 9.0.  The Update Catalog will be going back to the Shavlik SCUPdates branding as well.  Both products have long term plans in place and we are very excited to join the LANDesk family.

I am currently out in Las Vegas at the MMS show and we have had an exciting start to the week.  The welcome reception yesterday kept everybody in the booth very busy.  We talked to over 300 people in two and a half hours!  Current customers, partners, and those interested in the products all were interested in the news.

The Shavlik Protect 9.0 beta refresh will be beginning later this week as we wind down to RTM and GA.  It is also patch week, so for those of you who are not already registered you can click here to register for the April Patch Tuesday Webinar.  Join us tomorrow at 11am central to discuss the 9 bulletins from Microsoft and a few 3rd party patches we will be releasing later today.  We will also recap the patches released between March and April patch Tuesday.


Chris Goettl
Shavlik Protect Team, LANDesk





April Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

Microsoft announced their April 2013 advanced notification for Patch Tuesday.  The April edition of Patch Tuesday will be bringing nine security bulletins.

Security Bulletin Breakdown:

  • 2 bulletins are rated as Critical
  • 7 bulletins are rated as Important
  • 2 bulletins address vulnerabilities that could lead to Remote Code Execution
  • 5 bulletins address vulnerabilities that could lead to Elevation of Privilege
  • 1 bulletin addresses a vulnerability that could lead to Information Disclosure
  • 1 bulletin addresses a vulnerability that could lead to a Denial of Service attack

Affected Products:

  • All Internet Explorer versions
  • All supported Windows Operating Systems
  • InfoPath 2010 SP1
  • SharePoint Server 2010 SP1
  • Groove Server 2010 SP1
  • Office Web Apps 2010 SP1
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP1
I will be going over the April Patch Tuesday patches in detail in our next monthly Patch Tuesday webcast, which is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10th at 11:00 a.m. CDT.  I will also be reviewing other non-Microsoft releases that have occurred since the March Patch Tuesday. You can register for the Patch Tuesday webcast here.
Chris Goettl