Avecto Privilege Guard 2.6 Certified as 'Citrix Ready'

Mar 09, 2011, 05:03 ET from Avecto Ltd

BOSTON and MANCHESTER, England, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avecto, the leader in Windows privilege management, today announced that it has been certified as Citrix Ready(R). The Citrix Ready(R) program is designed to build world-class alliances with industry leaders of which Microsoft, Dell and HP are currently members.

"This is the first step in bringing our award-winning technology, Privilege Guard to virtual desktops and cloud-based systems," said Mark Austin, CTO.

The requirement to manage user privileges is not one that is exclusive to physical desktops and servers, but represents a real problem in the virtual world also. Heavily focussed on solving real world problems on desktops and servers, Avecto is set to offer their least privilege management solution to customers with virtual desktops and servers and on cloud based systems also.

"From a technology standpoint, the software was built from the ground up to be compatible with virtual technologies; it has been more a matter of choosing the right partner to go to market. With the Citrix Ready(R) status customers can feel confident that Privilege Guard is officially validated and compatible with XenDesktop and XenServer"

"According to Gartner VP Neil MacDonald: Virtualization will be the target of new security threats," says Paul Kenyon, COO at Avecto. "That means that security professionals will require solutions which are better able to meet this growing challenge. This latest certification for Privilege Guard demonstrates our continued plans to work closely with trusted partners, through the Citrix Ready partner ecosystem and to deliver more secure desktop environments for the cloud."

About Avecto

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 http://www.avecto.com.

About the Citrix Ready Program

The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including Citrix(R) XenDesktop(R), XenApp(TM), XenServer(R), NetScaler(R) and GoToMeeting(R). The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety customer needs, and currently incorporates over 2,800 partners who have demonstrated more than 18,000 product verifications. It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments.

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