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Shavlik NetChk(TM) Security(TM) provides security information and configuration management tool that identifies security configuration errors on Microsoft®-based workstations. It enables system administrators to correct errors and offers best practices that cover range of systems, including operating systems, Web servers and databases. Design flexibility allows these best practice configurations to be extended to other devices, such as firewalls, routers, or switches.



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Shavlik Technologies Announces Shavlik NetChk(TM) Security(TM): Providing a Defense Against Threats That Patching Won't Fix



ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 17 -- Shavlik Technologies, LLC, a leading provider of security software solutions, today announced Shavlik NetChk(TM) Security(TM), a security information and configuration management tool that identifies security configuration errors on Microsoft(R)-based workstations and enables system administrators to correct the errors.

"The two most common vulnerabilities exploited by hackers are configuration errors and software defects. Patch management tools such as Shavlik HFNetChkPro(TM) 5 can prevent attacks on software defects," said Mark Shavlik, president and CEO of Shavlik Technologies. "Unfortunately, configuration errors are the responsibility of the security managers, information technology personnel, and even the individual user. Shavlik NetChk(TM) Security(TM) eliminates these errors by providing both security best practices from Shavlik's security consulting team and scanning engines to implement recommended settings."

Shavlik NetChk(TM) Security(TM) offers best practices that cover a wide range of systems including operating systems, Web servers and databases. Design flexibility allows these best practice configurations to be extended to other devices, such as firewalls, routers or switches. These security best practices support:

-- Security Setting Auditing -- Provides auditing to allow for the assessment of security configurations against best practices, and creates a scorecard that measures security compliance.

-- Regulatory Auditing -- Allows security audits performed around best practice standards such as ISO 17799 or CobiT. Using these as auditing standards, the program permits addressing information security compliance with regulations such as SOX, GLBA, HIPPA, California's SB 1386 or other security-related laws and regulations.

-- Understanding Why -- Provides rationale for security recommendations.

-- Enforcing Security -- Scan, audit and enforce security settings while reviewing the best practice content.

-- Setting Policy -- Links between the best practice content and its associated security settings will make enforcing your policies seamless.

-- Reporting -- Includes reports such as Executive Summaries, Machine Status and Detailed Scan Summary, each with relevant charts and graphs.

Shavlik NetChk(TM) Epicenter(TM) will be the GUI for Shavlik NetChk(TM) Security (TM). Also the GUI for Shavlik HFNetChkPro(TM) 5, the company's upcoming patch management tool offering significant features and enhancements from previous versions, Shavlik NetChk(TM) Epicenter(TM) will be the structure for additional Shavlik security management products to be announced during 2005.

Shavlik NetChk(TM) Security(TM) is scheduled for availability in third quarter 2005.

About Shavlik Technologies

Shavlik Technologies helps information technology managers and administrators manage computer system security including assessment, security scanning and remediation of security vulnerabilities due to missing patches, weak accounts and passwords. Shavlik's security solutions include Shavlik HFNetChkPro(TM), the industry standard for security patch management, Shavlik Security Agents(TM), the company's new agent-based patch management solution, Shavlik HFNetChkPro(TM) for Linux, the company's web-based interface for the Linux environment, Shavlik EnterpriseInspector(TM), a powerful network inspection tool, and Shavlik AccountInspector(TM), an interactive account and password security tool.

Founded in 1993, Shavlik licenses its industry-leading technology to partners including BindView, BMC Software, Endforce, Microsoft, iPass, NetIQ, Quest Software and Symantec. Shavlik can be reached at www.shavlik.com/ .

Shavlik Technologies is a registered trademark in the United States and certain other countries, of Shavlik Technologies. Additional Shavlik product names are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Shavlik Technologies. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Jill Teut of Shavlik Technologies, +1-651-255-5432, or jill.teut@shavlik.com

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