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    Sophos Selects Shavlik in Order to Simplify Security Assessment Within Sophos NAC

St. Paul, MN (October 2, 2007) — Shavlik Technologies, LLC, a leading automated vulnerability
and security configuration management provider, today announced that Sophos, IT security and
control firm, will deliver the capabilities of Shavlik’s industry leading patch management
technology as part of Sophos’ NAC Advanced, its solution for controlling unauthorized, guest, and
non-compliant computers.

Under the agreement, Sophos provides Shavlik’s comprehensive patch assessment capability as part
of its NAC Advanced solution, giving Sophos customers and partners access to the world’s most
advanced security assessment technology.

Within NAC Advanced, Sophos customers will receive integrated patch assessment technology
built by Shavlik, which provides status on patch levels across a network. Shavlik’s NetChk scan
engine provides the speed and accuracy required by large, highly distributed networks, and
Shavlik’s security database is the world’s largest with support for over 22,000 vendor patches.

If customers then require an automated method to remediate discovered problems, Sophos will
recommend Shavlik’s advanced deployment solutions, which provide simple, automated and
configurable methods to test and deploy patches onto vulnerable systems.

 “We are pleased that Sophos has selected Shavlik’s patch assessment capabilities to enhance their
newest enterprise solutions” said Mark Shavlik, president and CEO of Shavlik Technologies. “And
this integration will make it very easy for Sophos’ customers and partners to come to Shavlik in
order to simplify and automate the next step of deploying of critical security patches across their
network. All of Shavlik’s solutions support our customers’ need to standardize their vulnerability
management lifecycle by automating the complete Assessment, Remediation and Management

“Accurately assessing security levels within any network infrastructure is a critical component of
controlling who and what is allowed onto the corporate network,” said Shaun Paice, Group Product
Manager at Sophos. “Shavlik has a reputation for producing quality solutions backed by a
sophisticated security data team, and we are certain that their technology will bolster Sophos NAC
Advanced’s ability to support real-time security and compliance.”

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About Shavlik Technologies
Shavlik Technologies, LLC is the market leader in the simplification of complex enterprise network
configuration, compliance and security. Shavlik’s solutions support an organization’s need for
Active Vulnerability Management – the automated and continual process for preventing, detecting,
and removing critical security threats from corporate networks while maintaining policy-driven
security configurations.

Founded in 1993, Shavlik Technologies is the de facto industry standard for patch management
solutions. With more than 10,000 customers worldwide, Shavlik is trusted to provide the most up-
to-date security patch data and the most comprehensive discovery capability to maintain a
customer’s overall network security integrity. Company CEO Mark Shavlik is a founder of the
patch management industry as he teamed with Microsoft in 1999 to create the patch engine for
Microsoft Base Security Analyzer (MBSA). This technology is still used by an installed base of
millions of users across the globe. Shavlik also licenses its technology to more than 20 leading
security companies such as IBM, BMC, Symantec and iPass. Shavlik’s products have won multiple
awards from leading industry trade journals. For more information, contact Shavlik at or call 1-800-690-6911 or +1- 612-331-6737.

About Sophos
Sophos is a world leader in IT security and control. Sophos offers complete protection and control
to business, education and government organizations - defending against known and unknown
malware, spyware, intrusions, unwanted applications, spam, policy abuse and uncontrolled network
access (NAC). Sophos's reliably engineered, easy-to-operate products protect over 100 million users
in more than 150 countries. Through over 20 years' experience and a global network of threat
analysis centers, the company responds rapidly to emerging threats and achieves the highest levels
of customer satisfaction in the industry. Sophos is a global company with headquarters in Boston,
MA, and Oxford, UK.


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