Avocent Desktop and Data Center Solutions Lauded with Multiple Product Innovation Awards

Network Products Guide Honors LANDESK® Asset Lifecycle Manager and DSView 3® Management Software with Power Manager as Most Innovative Enterprise Solutions

Huntsville, Ala. – June 01, 2009  – Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), a global leader in IT operations management solutions, announced today that the latest version of its DSView 3 software and LANDESK Asset Lifecycle Manager have both received 2009 Product Innovation Awards from Network Products Guide. The products took top honors in the Always Available Access and Data Center solutions categories, respectively. The awards mark the third win this year for Avocent’s LANDESK Asset Lifecycle Manager and the second for the upgraded DSView 3 version 3.7; an earlier version of DSView 3 received a Product Innovation Award in 2008.

“Innovation is clearly an important factor in ensuring a product’s success and competitive staying power," said Rake Narang, Editor-in-Chief of Network Products Guide. “Innovative solutions like Avocent’s DSView 3 and Asset Lifecycle Manager offer key new features and functionalities for the effective management of today’s enterprises.”

Avocent's DSView 3 management software offers IT administrators a centralized, comprehensive and extensible way to gain greater accessibility and control of their data center and remote locations with a browser-based interface that allows users to manage, diagnose or modify data center environments anytime anywhere – regardless of network or OS health. The latest version of DSView 3 software offers deep pre-built integration compatibility with Citrix XenServer and Windows Server 2008. Also new to DSView 3 is the dynamic Power Manager module, which allows companies to monitor and measure energy consumption, costs and trends across all levels of the data center and remote locations. For more information on Avocent’s DSView 3 Management Software, visit http://www.avocent.com/DSView3.aspx

Avocent’s LANDESK Asset Lifecycle Manager goes beyond tracking of assets to provide a structured repository that extends management of a company’s hardware and software assets through their complete lifecycle – from before procurement and past end of life. LANDESK Asset Lifecycle Manager aids companies in discovering and revealing the true value of their IT systems, allowing better planning and purchasing decisions, informed analysis, and improved business capacity. For more information on LANDESK Asset Lifecycle Management software, visit http://www.landesk.com/SolutionServices/product.aspx?id=676

“We are honored to receive these awards for product innovation from Network Products Guide,” said Ben Grimes, CTO and Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy for Avocent. “The recurring recognition of our DSView 3 and Asset Lifecycle Manager solutions further validates that both products are increasingly seen as integral parts of effectively managed IT operations. We are committed to developing powerful solutions such as these to address the most challenging IT pain points, and this recognition reaffirms both the unique nature of our solutions and the validity of our direction.”
To learn more about Avocent’s award-winning solutions, or to view the complete list of this year’s Product Innovation Award winners, visit www.networkproductsguide.com/innovations/

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About Avocent Corporation

Avocent delivers IT operations management solutions that reduce operating costs, simplify management and increase the availability of critical IT environments 24/7 via integrated, centralized software. Additional information is available at www.avocent.com

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements regarding the availability, operability, features, functions, benefits, and integration of the Avocent MergePoint Infrastructure Explorer, Avocent’s LANDESK Lifecycle Manager, and DSView 3 software. 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 acquisitions and acquisition integration, risks associated with product design efforts and the introduction of new products and technologies, and risks associated with obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in the Avocent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2009. Other risks may be detailed from time to time in reports to be filed with the SEC. Avocent does not undertake any obligation to publicly update its forward-looking statements based on events or circumstances after the date hereof.

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