Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Avecto Launches Privilege Guard 3.6 with Windows 8 Compatibility and App Store Control
Boston MA and Manchester UK
The latest version of privilege
management software also includes the industry's first-ever
privileged application control based on download source.
Avecto, the leader in Windows
privilege management, today announced the release of
Privilege Guard 3.6, the
newest version of its award-winning solution. Version 3.6
introduces a number of powerful new features, including a
challenge/response capability to easily authorize applications for
remote users and the industry's first-ever application control
capability based on download source. Available today, Privilege
Guard 3.6 is compatible with the upcoming Windows 8 operating
system and provides enterprise control over apps downloaded from
the Windows Store.
Key New Features:
- Challenge/Response Authorization For Secure User
Flexibility - Provides remote application authorization
via secure, 8-digit challenge/response codes that enable one-off,
session-based or permanent elevation of individual
- Enterprise Control of Windows 8 Store Apps -
Whitelisting, blacklisting and full auditing of apps that are
installed or downloaded from the Windows Store, ensures
corporate-approved, controlled user access to apps on Windows 8
desktops, laptops and tablets.
- Elevation of Apps Based on Download
Source - Provides tracking and control of software and
applications, based on their download source, enabling intelligent
whitelisting, blacklisting and elevation of applications.
- New Enterprise Reporting - Offers the broadest
range of dashboards and reports on applications, processes, users,
endpoints and policies with detailed summaries and the ability to
drilldown to granular specifics. Delivers reports in a refreshed,
easy-to-read and intuitive style.
- Privilege Guard Activity Viewer for Advanced
Insight - New advanced diagnostics and troubleshooting
tool built on Windows Management Information (WMI) provides
detailed analysis of executed applications and applied policies for
any managed endpoint.
- Privileged Account Management to Prevent Rogue
Accounts - Provides sophisticated protection against
tampering and the creation of rogue privileged accounts via a new
- Full Templates and Event Import Wizard for Simplified
Policy Creation - Streamlines policy creation for
standalone evaluations through to advanced policies for enterprise
rollouts via a wide variety of templates. Plus, the all-new Event
Import Wizard - integrated directly into the management console -
provides a unified workflow that allows audit events to be directly
used in the creation and refinement of policies.
"Enterprises are faced with unparalleled challenges and
opportunities, if you consider how new operating systems, in
particular Windows 8, can transform an enterprise's environment and
user-driven movements, such as Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD)," said
Mark Austin, co-founder and CTO of Avecto. "This rapid speed of
change, coupled with a convergence of technologies, puts tremendous
pressure on the enterprise to empower users with the flexibility
they need to perform their jobs, without compromising network
security. At Avecto, it's our mission to help the enterprise
navigate through these market dynamics and ultimately strike the
elusive balance between productivity and security. Privilege Guard
3.6 does this by taking privilege management to new heights,
enabling far greater visibility and control over corporate desktops
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 with key
regional headquarters in Andover, MA and Munich, Germany.
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