by CIO Staff

Avocent to Buy LANDesk for $416M

Apr 27, 20061 min

Infrastructure management vendor Avocent has agreed to buy LANDesk Group, which makes desktop management products, for US$416 million, the companies said Thursday.

LANDesk offers a range of software products, including tools for desktop management and security. The company has partnerships with several big PC makers, including Lenovo Group. It was once part of Intel, which spun it out into a separate company in 2002.

The LANDesk acquisition follows the Avocent’s purchase of Cyclades earlier this year. Cyclades is specialized in Linux-based management tools.

-John Blau, IDG News Service

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