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Minimising TCO and risk with least privilege desktop management

Avecto : 21 May, 2009  (New Product)
Avecto and Vistorm partner to provide Avecto Privilege Guard and consultancy services to reduce potential problems due to poor management of desktop access rights
Avecto announces the launch of the Avecto Solution Provider Program with Vistorm, an EDS Company, its first member.

Avecto has found that users with either too many or too few access rights on their desktops and laptops dramatically raise the total cost of ownership, a problem solved by Avecto Privilege Guard. Vistorm, an EDS Company, the market leader in complete information security, will provide consulting and support services to organizations implementing Avecto Privilege Guard through-out Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. "We are delighted to partner with Vistorm because of their outstanding pedigree in information security and infrastructure services. Vistorm has one of Europe's largest and most sophisticated practices specializing in the area of information assurance", said Tony Bolland, Avecto CEO.

"Implementing least privilege ensures that organizations mitigate the security risks and costs associated with users having inappropriate rights over their desktops and laptops. By partnering with Avecto we can help our customers achieve improved desktop security and reduce overall desktop management and support costs", said Dan Turner, CTO at Vistorm, an EDS Company. "We are excited to be the first to join the Avecto Solution Provider Program and take a lead role in desktop privilege management".

The Solution Provider Program is targeted at global system integrators and security consulting organizations that are looking to improve the security of their customer's desktop estates. Avecto's Privilege Guard technology provides an enterprise class solution to manage user and application privileges, which is delivered through Active Directory Group Policy. Solution providers will assist customers in defining suitable policies for their environment, enabling them to realize the benefits of least privilege.

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