Info Security Products Guide Names LANDESK’s Asset Lifecycle Manager Winner of the 2009 Global Excellence in Best Asset Management Solution Award

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 21, 2009 -- Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), a global leader in IT operations management, announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading publication on security-related products and technologies, has named Avocent’s LANDESK Asset Lifecycle Manager winner of the 2009 Global Product Excellence Customer Trust Award for Best Asset Management Solution. The award was bestowed based on an assessment of the product’s capabilities, validated by the publication’s editors and voted on by readers.

Leveraging an innovative software framework that allows real-time asset identification, the LANDESK Asset Lifecycle Manager helps enterprises better understand their online and offline technology resources to enable better-informed business analysis, cost control and risk mitigation – all key contributors to increasing overall business performance.

“Knowing the status of corporate IT equipment and software assets is a mandate of compliance and security in the distributed enterprise,” said Rake Narang, editor-in-chief of Info Security Products Guide. “Avocent’s LANDESK Asset Lifecycle Manager was recognized for its ability to track and manage those assets from before they arrive in the workplace to after they retire. We are pleased to name Avocent as the winner for Best Asset Management Solution for 2009.”

“Info Security Products Guide’s recognition of Asset Lifecycle Manager further validates our product for excellence in its class and for its position at the forefront of the technology,” said Steve Daly, executive vice president and general manager of LANDESK. “Customer trust is of the utmost importance to everyone at Avocent, and we are gratified that Info Security Products Guide’s editors and readers have acknowledged our advances in asset lifecycle management.”

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.

About Info Security Products Guide

Info Security Products Guide is a media sponsor of RSA Conference 2009 and 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. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow’s technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visitwww.infosecurityproductsguide.com and stay secured.

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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