Monday, March 02, 2009
Avecto Announces Release of Privilege Guard 2.0 with support for Active Directory Group Policy
Manchester, 2nd March 2009
Avecto Ltd, the leader in Windows privilege management
for corporate desktops, today announced the release of Privilege
Guard 2.0, which includes full integration with Active Directory
Group Policy. "The release of Privilege Guard 2.0 enables
organizations of all sizes to leverage their existing Active
Directory infrastructure to centrally configure and manage
application privileges and implement least privilege", said Mark
Austin, CTO at Avecto.
Policies may be applied to both computer and user sections of
Group Policy, with Active Directory ensuring that client computers
are updated automatically at computer start up, user logon and
during a background refresh. "With Group Policy background refresh
occurring every 90 minutes by default, updates to Privilege Guard
configuration settings can be deployed with ease to an
organization's entire desktop estate", commented Austin.
Privilege Guard 2.0 also includes experimental support for
Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 beta releases.
"Improvements in Windows 7 User Access Control (UAC) reduce the
number of end user consent dialogs, but continue to leave decisions
to run applications with elevated rights in the hands of users",
said Austin. "Allowing users to logon with admin rights is
inappropriate in a corporate environment, as it unnecessarily
relies on users making critical security decisions". Avecto
continues to pioneer the least privilege approach for Microsoft's
much anticipated release of Windows 7, by allowing organizations to
centrally manage the privileges assigned to individual applications
through Group Policy.
Privilege Guard 2.0 is available immediately for Windows XP,
Windows Vista, Window Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008, and is
supported on both x86 and x64 platforms.
To download an evaluation of Privilege Guard 2.0 register at www.avecto.com/download
Avecto is the leader in Windows privilege management, helping
organizations to deploy secure and compliant desktops and servers.
With its award winning Privilege Guard technology, organizations
can now empower all Windows based desktop and server users with the
privileges they require to perform their roles, without
compromising the integrity and security of their systems.
Customers of all sizes rely on Avecto to reduce operating
expenses and strengthen security across their Windows based
environments. Our mission is to enable our customers to lower
operating costs and improve system security by implementing least
privilege. Avecto is building a worldwide channel of partners and
system integrators and is headquartered in Manchester, UK. For more
information, visit www.avecto.com.
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