BOSTON and MANCHESTER, England, February 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avecto, the world leader in Windows privilege management, today announced that its award winning privilege management solution, Privilege Guard, provides protection against code injection threats that exist in the default configuration of User Account Control (UAC) on Windows 7.
"The threats have existed since the beta of Windows 7, and could allow malware to run with elevated privileges without prompting the user, assuming the UAC slider is left at its default setting," says Mark Austin, CTO. "It's vital to understand that the UAC slider is a compromise between security and usability, and I would always recommend that anyone relying on UAC should change its default security setting to always prompt."
Avecto released a security update for Privilege Guard at the beginning of this year to protect running processes against potential code injection threats. This added protection ensures that Avecto continues to help its customers to achieve the least risk Windows 7 desktop.
Privilege Guard is configured through Group Policy, and only applications that are included within the policies are elevated, removing the decision from the end user. For more advanced users, on demand elevation allows the user to elevate applications, as required, with a full audit trail, including application forensics. With Privilege Guard, all users logon with a standard user account and only the applications that require privileged access are elevated. Privilege Guard integrates closely with UAC, and can completely suppress UAC prompts or replace them with more corporate aligned messaging, which is crucial when informing users of their actions.
To see how the latest version of Avecto Privilege Guard provides the most comprehensive solution for application control and privilege management, while protecting against common code injection threats, contact Avecto directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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