BOSTON MANCHESTER, England February 17, 2011
- Independent Analyst Firm Recommends that Large Enterprises Implement Avecto's Privilege Guard as Part of Their Standard Windows Desktop Build
Avecto Privilege Guard enables IT organizations to deploy secure and compliant Windows desktops, without compromising a user's ability to perform their day to day role. With Privilege Guard, users are empowered with the privileges they require, which leads to increased productivity and a reduction in desktop support costs. Privilege Guard eliminates the need to assign admin rights to users and allows enterprises to dynamically assign these rights to applications, tasks and scripts. By enabling users to log on to Windows desktops and servers with minimal rights, Privilege Guard empowers them to execute their role effectively, whilst increasing security, simplifying compliance with industry regulations, and reducing support costs.
In the report, Ovum recommends implementing a policy of least privilege management as a way to ensure organizations minimize exposure to risk and improve their security posture. Ultimately, the report suggests that using a software solution, such as Avecto Privilege Guard, will allow organizations to grant user privileges in a more flexible way.
The report also compares Privilege Guard to User Account Control (UAC) with a focus on its capabilities for implementing least privilege management in the enterprise. "Unlike UAC, Privilege Guard enables users to log on with a standard user account and does not require them to have a