To further its concentration on software-defined data centers, hybrid clouds and end-user computing, VMware has sold the Protect product family to LANDesk.
As part of its efforts to focus on those areas, VMware came to the conclusion that asset and patch management as a stand-alone offering would be best provided by a partner such as LANDesk, the company said in a blog post Tuesday.
The financial details of the deal were not announced, but the it was completed Monday, according to LANDesk. The Protect product family became part of VMware’s portfolio when it acquired Shavlik Technologies in 2011.
The news comes after VMware in January announced that it would cut 900 jobs in a move to focus more on high-potential businesses, as profits remained strong but growth slowed.