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LANDesk Management Suite 8.8 Named &aposClear Choice Test&apos Winner From Network World Magazine

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- LANDesk Software, a leading provider of systems, security and process management solutions, today announced that LANDesk(R) Management Suite 8.8 has been named winner of Network World magazine's "Clear Choice Test" for client management products. This is the second consecutive review (2008, 2006) that LANDesk software has won in the prestigious "Clear Choice Test" from IDG Network's Network World.

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ — LANDesk Software, a leading provider of systems, security and process management solutions, today announced that LANDesk(R) Management Suite 8.8 has been named winner of Network World magazine's "Clear Choice Test" for client management products. This is the second consecutive review (2008, 2006) that LANDesk software has won in the prestigious "Clear Choice Test" from IDG Network's Network World.

The magazine feature article notes that, "LANDesk Management Suite delivers best all around client management performance," and that, "LANDesk gave us virtually everything we wanted in a client management product — and more. Plus, the LANDesk Management Suite's support for diverse platforms was superb."

"This is a major recognition and we are very pleased to receive this honor," said Steve Daly, general manager for LANDesk. "This distinction recognizes our commitment to helping customers achieve bottom-line business value through a solution that offers the most advanced client management capabilities. Our solutions allow customers to effectively automate systems and security management tasks and see, manage, update and protect all their desktops, servers and mobile devices from a single console."

The magazine invited 19 vendors to submit products for testing and six vendors accepted the challenge. After the comprehensive review of each product, Network World noted that, "LANDesk Management Suite's rather comprehensive framework of desktop functions and supported client platforms earned the vendor our Clear Choice award."

LANDesk Management Suite 8.8 received high points from Network World for its intuitive user interface, which features a set of easy to use wizards that simplify potentially complex tasks such as operating system deployment and application upgrades. High points were also recorded for Management Suite 8.8's support for diverse clients such as desktops and laptops running Windows, Mac OS, HP-UX, IBM AIX, Mandrivia, Novell NetWare, Linux and Solaris, as well as support for handheld and embedded devices. Additionally, LANDesk Management Suite 8.8 received "exceptional" scores for the asset inventory, license tracking, software distribution and configuration, and administrative ease-of-use categories.

Network World Lab Alliance member, Barry Nance, conducted the testing, which assessed each product in the following areas:

— Asset auditing and inventory management — Operating system deployment and configuration — Virtual machine management capabilities — Software license monitoring — Software distribution and patch management — Remote control capabilities — Mobile device management — Network access control capabilities — Desktop vulnerability threat analysis — Host-based intrusion detection — Virus detection and removal, or management ties to a third-party AV product — Spyware detection, removal and blocking, or management ties to a third-party antispyware product — USB Device management — Backup and recovery features

For the full Network World Article, visit the publication's site at http://www.networkworld.com/reviews/2008/020408-client-management-test.html

About LANDesk, an Avocent Company

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.

Avocent (Nasdaq: AVCT) delivers IT infrastructure management solutions that reduce operating costs, simplify management and increase the availability of critical, "always on" IT environments via integrated, centralized in-band and out-of-band hardware and software. Additional information is available at: http://www.avocent.com.

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) 2008 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.

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