The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2009-11-23T03:00:00Z Avocent Upgrades MergePoint┬« Infrastructure Explorer to Help IT Better Manage Their Data Centers 2009-11-23T03:00:00Z avocent-upgrades-mergepoint-infrastructure-explorer-to-help-it-better-manage-their-data-centers SYDNEY, Australia – November 23, 2009 – Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), a global leader in IT Operations Management, has announced several new management capabilities to the Avocent MergePoint Infrastructure Explorer software platform to help IT managers better manage their data centers. These enhancements provide a unique view into capacity planning, bringing additional return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership benefits to enterprise customers. By integrating resource management (heating, cooling, power, and space) with asset management, MergePoint Infrastructure Explorer provides a centralized, automated view of these resources from a single location and within a single product. Additionally, Avocent MergePoint Infrastructure Explorer provides the most detailed view of data center conditions and assets in the industry, and offers ways to design and run data centers more effectively. “Companies want to view and manage their data center assets in real-time using one management toot,” said Ben Grimes, CTO, Avocent. “Avocent has leveraged its hardware and software expertise to create a tool that accomplishes these goals, allowing customers to know where their assets are, as well as plan for different ‘what if’ scenarios, and manage their data centers to reduce risk – all while bringing improved ROI and total cost of ownership benefits to customers.” New in this release of MergePoint Infrastructure Explorer 2.2 are enhanced change management, capacity search capabilities, and rack timeline, allowing customers to manage their environments even better than before. About Avocent MergePoint Infrastructure Explorer Avocent MergePoint Infrastructure Explorer allows organizations to measure return on investment (ROI) on their data center expenditures by comparing before and after costs when a change is made to their data center configuration. It also allows IT managers to map out and model new efficiencies in “what if” scenarios that can help data center managers control costs. Offering an advanced user-friendly interface, paired with integration of technology such as probes, intelligent power distribution units (IPDUs) and switches placed in the data center, Avocent MergePoint Infrastructure Explorer gives IT managers a real-time view of data center conditions and the ability to catalog, plan, track and define outcomes with capacity planning and asset management. Avocent MergePoint Infrastructure Explorer complements other pieces of Avocent’s IT operations management portfolio, including its DSView 3 solution for managing, diagnosing and modifying physical and virtual managed IT devices and the LANDesk Asset Lifecycle Manager for managing hardware and software assets throughout their lifecycle. Avocent MergePoint Infrastructure Explorer 2.2 will be generally available on November 30, 2009. More information on this product can be found at www.avocent.com. About Avocent CorporationAvocent delivers IT operations management solutions that reduce operating costs, simplify management and increase the availability of critical IT environments 24/7 via integrated, centralized software. Additional information is available at www.avocent.com. ### Forward-looking StatementsThis press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including the risks associated with general economic conditions, risks attributable to future product demand, sales, and expenses, risks associated with acquisitions and acquisition integration, risks associated with product design efforts and the introduction of new products and technologies, and risks associated with obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in the Avocent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2009. Other risks may be detailed from time to time in reports to be filed with the SEC. Avocent does not undertake any obligation to publicly update its forward-looking statements based on events or circumstances after the date hereof. Copyright 2009, Avocent Corporation. All rights reserved. Avocent, LANDesk and their respective logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Avocent Corporation, its subsidiaries or its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. Other brands and names may be claimed as the property of others. Avocent Extends Market Leadership in PC Lifecycle Management, Endpoint Protection, IT Service Management 2009-11-09T03:13:56Z avocent-extends-market-leadership-in-pc-lifecycle-management-endpoint-protection-it-service-management Avocent Corporation (Nasdaq: AVCT), a global leader in IT operations management, today announced its new management platform with the release of LANDesk Management Suite 9 and LANDesk Security Suite 9. Together, Avocent’s two flagship software solutions and its strong IT service management offerings drive ROI in mere months by enabling better, more informed business decisions and simplified infrastructure management. At a time when software audits and security vulnerabilities are fast increasing, the enhanced, award-winning solutions continue to build on Avocent’s market leadership by delivering the next generation in PC Lifecycle Management and Endpoint Security Management. Organisations worldwide have significantly reduced their IT infrastructure’s total cost of ownership and are able to more simply manage their IT assets with these two powerful solutions. “LANDesk 9 provides a very broad range of capabilities in a single integrated solution,” said Andi Mann, VP of Research with leading IT analyst firm, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), “and the new features are smartly focused on delivering real business goals – like ROI, security and compliance, productivity, asset flexibility, and executive insight. This is a major new release with plenty of very positive business and financial value.” LANDesk Management Suite 9 and LANDesk Security Suite 9 are expected to be generally available in December 2009. The upgraded solutions, with numerous new features and functionalities, reduce risks and software expenses, while increasing productivity in several key areas, including: Software Asset Management – reducing costs and ensuring compliance in connection with avoiding or responding to software audits. LANDesk Management Suite 9 is a complete software asset management solution with advanced discovery, control of software licenses, and information to help make better, more informed business decisions and more tightly manage software license costs. Windows 7 Migration – readiness and assessment, application compatibility, and minimal end user disruption. The new version, which supports migrations to new operating systems such as Microsoft Windows 7, allows IT directors to implement hardware independent imaging best practices for efficient provisioning in a mixed hardware platform environment. User profiles and settings can also be easily migrated and managed through the new Universal Migration Assistant utility. Endpoint Security – hardening and protecting the environment with a layered security approach to prevent data loss and ensure regulatory standards enforcement including PCI compliance. LANDesk Security Suite 9’s layered approach ensures unparalleled vulnerability detection and remediation of local and remote users with location aware security policies. Simplified Management Infrastructure – to address complex distributed environments, expanding workplace boundaries and the overall need for better centralised control of desktop IT operations. With the enhanced LANDesk Management Suite and Security Suite Solutions, CIOs, IT directors and systems administrators are better equipped to manage today’s networked assets in both physical and virtual environments. Organisations can proactively control IT assets, as the solution features robust, detailed reporting for centralised and decentralised IT environments “Avocent LANDesk’s leadership and many innovations in IT operations management have come together to deliver on our customer promise,” said Steve Daly, executive vice president and general manager of LANDesk. “Not only are they built on a proven integrated management platform, but they are proven to reduce costs and risks at organisations from mid-size to enterprise level.” To learn more about LANDesk Management Suite 9 and LANDesk Security Suite 9, please visit www.landesk.com/nine . About Avocent’s LANDesk Product Line LANDesk Software, an Avocent company, is a leading provider of systems, security, IT service, and process management solutions for desktops, servers and mobile devices across the enterprise. LANDesk enables thousands of organisations to easily deploy and use end-to-end management solutions. LANDesk is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with offices located in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and can be found at www.landesk.com. ### Forward-looking Statements This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including the risks associated with general economic conditions, risks attributable to future product demand, sales, and expenses, risks associated with acquisitions and acquisition integration, risks associated with product design efforts and the introduction of new products and technologies, and risks associated with obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in the Avocent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2009. Other risks may be detailed from time to time in reports to be filed with the SEC. Avocent does not undertake any obligation to publicly update its forward-looking statements based on events or circumstances after the date hereof. Copyright 2009, Avocent Corporation. All rights reserved. Avocent, LANDesk and their respective logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Avocent Corporation, its subsidiaries or its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. Other brands and names may be claimed as the property of others. Avocent Unveils Major Upgrade to Effectively Manage the Service Desk 2009-08-10T14:00:00Z avocent-unveils-major-upgrade-to-effectively-manage-the-service-desk SYDNEY, Australia — August 11, 2009 — Avocent Corporation (Nasdaq: AVCT) , a global leader in IT operations management, today announced a significant upgrade to its LANDesk Service Desk IT Business Management Suite, which increases productivity, improves service quality, and reduces IT management costs. The new version, generally available immediately, continues to execute on Avocent’s LANDesk product line strategy of providing comprehensive, integrated service desk and IT service, infrastructure and asset management solutions for the data center to the desktop. “The latest version of LANDesk Service Desk builds on our Touchpaper acquisition with many fresh, robust service desk technologies customers want today,” said Steve Workman, vice president, product management, LANDesk. “Avocent’s LANDesk product line commitment to IT Service Management enables organisations to optimise their IT investments by transitioning the service desk from a cost center to a business services center, improving service processes and increasing productivity across the enterprise – all while reducing costs.” New Solution Provides Higher Productivity With this latest release, IT organisations can achieve higher productivity because of its tight and rich integration with LANDesk solutions and systems, enabling a quicker return on investment when compared to competitive offerings. Organisations are looking for solutions that grow with them as they evolve from basic incident management to more long-term IT goals and proactive ITIL service management disciplines, such as problem and change management. LANDesk Service Desk 7.3 enables better analysis for IT assets, so more informed business decisions about service quality across the enterprise can be made. By incorporating key performance indicators (KPIs) into the service desk, Avocent’s LANDesk product line is helping to solve IT complexities for everyone from service desk managers to IT directors. “The ability for us to have even quicker response times through a browser, from anywhere with Web Desk, coupled with the new version’s impressive and intuitive dashboard, are compelling benefits that help streamline IT operations,” said Tom Mortimer, director of computing services, University of Dundee. “This solution provided by Avocent’s LANDesk product line allows us to develop and improve the way we use the system and we are very impressed by its speed of response.” The upgraded LANDesk Service Desk solution provides powerful new features such as a Web Desk application and enhanced dashboards to drive more proactive service management so the service desk can quickly resolve incidents, allowing analysts more time to work on resolutions and prevention. Web Desk allows access to LANDesk Service Desk from any location via an Internet connection. This is ideal for those on the move as it requires no local installation. "The new Web Desk application module is a great step forward in getting the right client solution for differing support needs,” said Giovanni Vitale, ITBM administrator, Whitbread Group Plc., a UK-based hospitality company managing several popular brands in hotels, restaurants and coffee houses. “Being able to deploy a feature rich application, similar to a console without the size and configuration of a full client, will allow us to drive forward the customer experience, especially with field based support staff.” The main features in LANDesk Service Desk 7.3 include: New LANDesk Web Desk Application – A brand new browser application provides business users access to LANDesk Service Desk from remote or mobile locations. Integration with SolarWinds Orion NPM (Network Performance Monitor), a leading network management product, via the new Event Management functionality that allows events occurring on the network to be automatically reported to the service desk. Enhancements to Query Results – Several significant upgrades allow easier and faster results for users to design and interact with queries, making service management more efficient. Multiple Dashboards – Enhanced graphical dashboards enable users to have one or more dashboards that can be published and administered centrally. Calculations on Queries and Forms – Extending Service Desk’s proactive service management capabilities, many new mathematical functions can be performed, enabling real-time calculations on data on forms, queries and related processes, as well as ‘on-demand’ calculations. About Avocent’s LANDesk Product Line Avocent delivers IT operations management solutions that reduce operating costs, simplify management, and increase the availability of critical IT environments 24/7 via integrated, centralised software. LANDesk delivers cost-effective systems, security, and process management solutions that help IT teams automate and simplify the management of desktops, servers, and mobile devices. With long-standing partner relationships and solutions successfully deployed at leading enterprises worldwide, LANDesk continues to deliver rapid innovation and time to value to help organisations achieve their business objectives. Additional information is available at www.landesk.com and http://itsm.stage.verite.com/. ### Forward-looking Statements This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including the risks associated with general economic conditions, risks attributable to future product demand, sales, and expenses, risks associated with acquisitions and acquisition integration, risks associated with product design efforts and the introduction of new products and technologies, and risks associated with obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in the Avocent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2009. Other risks may be detailed from time to time in reports to be filed with the SEC. Avocent does not undertake any obligation to publicly update its forward-looking statements based on events or circumstances after the date hereof. Copyright 2009, Avocent Corporation. All rights reserved. LANDesk and Avocent and their respective logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Avocent Corporation, its subsidiaries or its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. Other brands and names may be claimed as the property of others.