Avocent's LANDESK® Asset Lifecycle Manager Cited as a Leader by Independent Research Firm

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Apr 20, 2009 -- Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), a global leader in IT operations management, today announced that its LANDESK® Asset Lifecycle Manager software was among the selected solutions Forrester invited to participate in the Forrester Wave(TM): US IT Asset Life-Cycle Management, Q2 2009 report. In this evaluation, LANDESK Asset Lifecycle Manager scored near perfect in key criteria such as procurement management, physical management, and vendor management.

LANDESK Asset Lifecycle Manager (ALM) was introduced into the desktop market in fall 2008. It provides a structured asset repository that extends the management of an organization's hardware and software assets from before the asset arrives in the enterprise to beyond its retirement. This extended management helps reveal the true value of IT systems to allow better planning decisions, informed business analysis, and improved business capacity.

"ALM gives customers the ability to truly have a handle on critical IT data: which assets exist, where they are, when they were acquired, and when they will be retired. Even interdependencies are fully realized -- such as determining when software licenses can be abandoned or identifying which assets could be a security risk," said Steve Workman, vice president of product management in Avocent's LANDESK group. "This enables companies to stay secure, eliminate redundancies, and recover lost revenues."

Forrester's report evaluated vendors based on their expertise in asset management. The evaluation used 81 criteria based on data from client interviews and vendor surveys.

About Avocent/LANDESK

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. LANDESK delivers cost-effective systems, security, and process management solutions that help IT teams automate and simplify the management of desktops, servers, and mobile devices. With long-standing partner relationships and solutions successfully deployed at leading enterprises worldwide, LANDESK continues to deliver rapid innovation and time to value to help organizations achieve their business objectives. Additional information is available at www.landesk.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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