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LANDesk Celebrates 15th Anniversary of the First Desktop Management Suite


LANDesk created an industry segment that enables IT departments to effectively manage computer systems; milestone celebrated with new Web site and series of activities

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 8 / - LANDesk Software today announced it is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the first integrated software suite that enabled the remote management of desktop computer systems. LANDesk will commemorate the anniversary by holding a series of customer and partner celebrations at such events as Gartner IT Expo in Florida Oct. 8-11, introducing a new corporate Web site, and sharing the company's vision for the future with key external audiences.

"LANDesk was the pioneer of IT technology that helped businesses improve efficiency while simultaneously reducing the costs of computer ownership and lifecycle management. These breakthrough technologies gave rise to what we know today as the computer systems management market," said John Cooper, chief executive officer of Avocent, parent company to LANDesk. "We congratulate LANDesk on this important milestone."

LANDesk introduced the industry's first system management software suite in 1993, which contained asset discovery, inventory, remote control and software distribution capabilities. The success of this solution caused industry analyst group IDC to name LANDesk the market leader in the new category. LANDesk pioneered other innovative technologies such as virtual IT technology in 1999, and then transformed software distribution with LANDesk® Targeted Multicast(TM) technology in 2001. In 2004, the company was the first to offer an integrated systems and security management solution.

"In conjunction with this anniversary, we will be unveiling a new Web site that celebrates our milestones, highlights our unique IT management platform, and chronicles our move toward IT service management," said Steve Daly, general manager of LANDesk. "We are proud of this organization and the numerous achievements and awards we have been given. We attribute this to our focus on our customers and helping them make IT happen."

LANDesk began in 1985 as LAN Systems, and was subsequently acquired by Intel in 1991. The group became the Intel LANDesk division that helped form and lead the Desktop Management Taskforce (DMTF) in 1992. The LANDesk division was spun out as an independent company in 2002.

In 2006, Avocent Corp. purchased LANDesk and has continued to operate it as a wholly owned subsidiary. LANDesk's revenues have grown from zero to more than $120 million annually. LANDesk technology solutions have been used to manage more than 250 million desktops, servers and mobile devices worldwide.

About LANDesk Software
LANDesk, an Avocent company, delivers the most integrated and proven IT management and security platform. For more than two decades, LANDesk has enabled IT organizations to become more efficient and cost-effective. LANDesk is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with offices located in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and can be found on the Web at www.landesk.com/ or by calling 1-800-982-2130.

About Avocent Corporation
Avocent (NASDAQ:AVCT) delivers IT operations and infrastructure management solutions for enterprises worldwide, helping customers to reduce costs and simplify complex IT environments via integrated, centralized in-band and out-of-band hardware and software. Additional information is available at: http://www.avocent.com/.

Source: LANDesk Software

CONTACT:Dan Cook of LANDesk Software, Ltd., +1-801-208-1569, dan.cook@landesk.com

Web site: www.landesk.com/
http://www.avocent.com/

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