Avocent’s LANDESK Asset Lifecycle Manager and DSView 3 Software Nab Top Honors in Info Security Products Guide’s 2009 Tomorrow’s Technology Today Awards

Avocent’s LANDESK Asset Lifecycle Manager and DSView 3 Software Nab Top Honors in Info Security Products Guide’s 2009 Tomorrow’s Technology Today Awards

HUNTSVILLE, ALA. – April 29, 2009 -- Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), a global leader in IT operations management, announced today that its DSView 3 software and LANDESK Asset Lifecycle Manager have been named winners of the distinguished Tomorrow’s Technology Today Award from Info Security Products Guide. The products took top honors in the Remote Access Solution and Asset Management categories, respectively.

The awards, juried by the industry’s leading publication on security-related products and technologies, recognize IT and security solutions vendors with advanced technologies that are helping to raise the standard of excellence in all areas of information security. ‘Tomorrow’s Technology Today’ honorees are selected from a highly competitive pool of technologies in diverse categories, based on their innovation and their significant impact on various security and oversight concerns in today’s businesses.

"Threats have no boundaries, and security awareness is the key to a proactive approach," said Rake Narang, Editor-in-Chief of Info Security Products Guide. "Probably nothing differentiates any product or solution more than the superior technologies that make them suitable for today’s needs while remaining ready to tackle tomorrow’s challenges."

Avocent’s DSView 3 management software provides a secure, comprehensive, centralized management solution for IT assets – both physical and virtual. Its browser-based interface allows users to manage their entire data center environment remotely, diagnosing and modifying managed devices anywhere, anytime - regardless of the health or connectivity status of the operating system or network connection.

Unlike its predecessors, Avocent’s LANDESK Asset Lifecycle Manager goes beyond the simple 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, 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 business analysis, and improved business capacity.

"Info Security Products Guide’s recognition of Avocent’s DSView 3 and Asset Lifecycle Manager serve to validate both tools as cornerstones of IT operations management," said Ben Grimes, CTO and VP of Operational Strategy for Avocent. "Forward-looking solutions that address and resolve real customer pain points are what differentiate Avocent solutions from competitive offerings."

About Info Security Products Guide Awards

Info Security Products Guide is a media sponsor of the RSA Conference 2009 and the Technosium Executive Alliance Forums, engaging Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). As a technology research and advisory publication, it plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. The Info Security Products Guide awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit www.infosecurityproductsguide.com and stay secured.

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 atwww.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 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 our 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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