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LANDesk and Thinstall Announce OEM Partnership
LANDesk to Collaborate With Thinstall on Enterprise Application Virtualization Solution

SALT LAKE CITY, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- LANDesk Software, a leading provider of systems, security, and process management solutions for desktops, servers and mobile devices across the enterprise, today announced an OEM relationship with Thinstall, a leading application virtualization solution provider. The two companies have agreed to collaborate on the integration of Thinstall's application virtualization technology into LANDesk's systems management solutions. This integration is designed to give customers the ability to deploy and manage virtualized applications in heterogeneous IT environments.

"This agreement blends proven technologies to create a unique value proposition for customers," said Bob Macfarlane, vice-president of corporate development. "LANDesk Application Virtualization will allow customers to seamlessly create virtualized applications and to efficiently deliver them through the LANDesk Management Suite infrastructure."

"The solution is timely for customers considering migration to Microsoft Vista because migration could expose application conflicts with key, but not yet Vista-certified, applications. Combining application virtualization with LANDesk's core set of Vista migration tools can eliminate those conflicts and greatly simplify the move to Vista," Macfarlane said.

Henrik Rosendahl, executive vice-president of Thinstall said, "The OEM relationship with LANDesk allows customers to take advantage of the Thinstall solution, delivering the first infrastructure-independent application virtualization solution. This partnership offers customers an unprecedented opportunity and we are pleased to align with LANDesk."

With LANDesk solutions, customers can manage service delivery, change and process automation. Customers can also continue to benefit from existing investments in database, application and directory service technologies to efficiently manage and protect their desktops, servers and mobile devices.

Thinstall uses a client-less application virtualization architecture that allows applications to be run from any LAN, WAN, USB, CD-Rom drive, and more, with zero-footprint on the host PC. The applications, packaged into simple EXE files, are isolated from the host PC and run exclusively in user mode. This ensures seamless execution on locked-down desktops with no device drives installed, enabling administrators to maintain a secure, clean and stable user desktop. Thinstall can transparently stream large applications from a shared network drive with no client or server software to install, as well as run the application "off-line" on the PC without installation or changes to the local desktop's registry and file system.

According to a Gartner research report, "Application virtualization can simplify the deployment and management of applications by effectively removing a dimension of complexity from the overall configuration equation." (Defining Virtualization for the PC, Brian Gammage, June 7, 2006, Gartner, Inc.)

Pricing and Availability

The product will be available as a stand-alone solution from LANDesk Expert Solution Providers (ESPs) in Q2 2007. The pricing will start at a manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP) of $39 (USD) per node. For more information contact LANDesk at 800-982-2130.

About LANDesk Software

LANDesk Software, an Avocent company, is a leading provider of systems, security, and process management solutions for desktops, servers and mobile devices across the enterprise. LANDesk enables thousands of organizations 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 on the Web at http://www.landesk.com/ or by calling 1-800-982-2130.

About Avocent Corporation

Avocent 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/.

About Thinstall

Founded in 1999, Thinstall solutions have been deployed to millions of desktops around the world. Customers include GE, the US Department of Defense, Qualcomm, Lucent, Northrop Grumman, Morgan Stanley, T-Systems, and Abbott Labs. Thinstall is privately held with company headquarters in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at http://www.thinstall.com/ or call 415-274-2558.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined within the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements regarding market opportunity, product development, engineering and design activities, and product availability and operability. 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 product design efforts and the introduction of new products and technologies, risks associated with reliance on a limited number of component suppliers and single source components, and risk associated with obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in Avocent's reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Copyright (C) 2007 LANDesk Software Ltd. or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. LANDesk is either a registered trademark or trademark of LANDesk Software Ltd. or its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries.

LANDesk Software

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

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

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