April 9, 2013 – The Shavlik IT management portfolio has been dealt for the second time in just more than two years, as LANDesk Software has agreed to buy it from VMware.

In May 2011, VMware announced a deal for Shavlik in an effort it intended at that time to boost SMBs with deployment and management of its virtualization platform, VMware vSphere. On Tuesday, LANDesk announced it had purchased the Shavlik IT management, monitoring and security solutions from VMware as part of the vendor’s plans to expand its “user-oriented IT management market presence with access to new channels.”

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