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Organizations across the globe are becoming increasingly aware of the heightened internal and external security risk caused by local administrator users.

The Edward Snowden data breach has served as an example of the damage that can be caused by employees with excessive privileges.

With support for Windows XP having ended in April 2014, many businesses are using the migration to Windows 7 as a catalyst to achieve a state of least privilege to improve their security defenses, which is presenting IT Managers across the globe with significant challenges.

Two of the largest issues facing IT teams when migrating to Windows 7 are application remediation and User Account Control (UAC) prompts which are displayed whenever an action is taken that requires administrator access.

To overcome these challenges, endpoint security technologies such as Avecto Defendpoint can be implemented as part of the Windows 7 rollout, enabling a range of benefits that remove the burden on the IT team, while empowering the end user.

In this paper, we take a look at these challenges in more detail and share a real life example of how Avecto’s software was effectively deployed by a large engineering organization during its Windows 7 rollout.