Patch management software developer Shavlik Technologies LLC plans to extend its technological reach into open source and Solaris platforms with the acquisition for an undisclosed sum of Gibraltar Software Inc, which specializes in cross-platform networks.
Shavlik CEO Mark Shavlik said that while the vast majority of patch management needs occur on Microsoft networks, enterprise-wide environments often run on multiple platforms, and he said his company wants to enable companies to patch all systems on the network, regardless of the operating environment.
He said another advantage of the acquisition is that Gibraltar uses agent-based technology, which is a more efficient way to patch roaming computers that are rarely on the network.
St Paul, Minnesota-based Shavlik claims that its flagship HFNetChkPro application has more than two million seats in use.
This article is based on material originally produced by ComputerWire.