Leading Analyst Firm Again Positions Avocent's LANDESK in the Leaders Quadrant of Its PC Life Cycle Configuration Management Magic Quadrant

Salt Lake City, UT– Dec 07, 2009 – (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), a global leader in IT Operations Management, today announced that its LANDESK(R) Management Suite has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in Gartner, Inc.'s "Magic Quadrant for PC Life Cycle Configuration Management" report.(1)

"Being included as a leader for the fourth year in this well-known Gartner Magic Quadrant is an honor and a testimonial to the strength of our LANDESK management products," said Steve Daly, executive vice president and general manager of LANDESK. LANDESK products have always focused on ease of use with a ROI of less than 12 months."

The LANDESK(R) management products ranked as one of only four vendors in the Leaders Quadrant. In addition, the LANDESK product line offers an array of award winning integrated endpoint management, asset management, IT service management, and IT process automation solutions.

To gain inclusion in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for the PC Life Cycle Configuration Management, Avocent had to complete a survey that contained questions about product specifics and business performance; extensive product demonstrations covering common desktop management use cases; and generate client interest and inquiries sufficient enough to be noticed by Gartner analysts. Analysts also receive feedback from enterprise clients detailing their use and experience using the products.

About the Magic Quadrant 

"(1) The Magic Quadrant for the PC Life Cycle Configuration Management report was written by Terrence Cosgrove. Gartner's ID number for the report is G00172200. For Gartner clients to access the report, please visit www.gartner.com.

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.

About Avocent's LANDESK Product Line

LANDESK Software, a business unit within Avocent, is a leading provider of systems, security, IT service, and process management solutions for desktops, servers and mobile devices across the enterprise. LANDESK enables thousands of organizations to easily deploy and use end-to-end management solutions. LANDESK is headquartered in South Jordan, Utah, with offices located in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and can be found 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 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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