Contributor:
Kris Zentek
August 1st, 2013

Privilege Guard v3.8 is here!

Face the developing threat landscape head-on

Today, Avecto are very excited to announce our latest and greatest release, Privilege Guard 3.8.

Packed with unique and innovative features, version 3.8 really does set Privilege Guard apart in terms of our ability to solve real challenges when implementing least privilege. Our experience in delivering successful projects to some of the world’s largest organizations has helped us understand what is important; ensuring that users are given a seamless, hassle-free and productive experience when logged on as a standard user.

So what’s new in 3.8? Below is a list of just some of the new features and enhancements, and I will be posting more blogs over the next few days to dig a little deeper…

Remote PowerShell Control

PowerShell commands and PowerShell scripts executed through a WinRM remote connections can now be elevated or whitelisted, eliminating the need for IT to connect with an administrator account.

Service Control

Standard users can now be granted privileges to start, stop or edit individual services, eliminating the need to elevate tools such as Services.msc or Net.exe.

MSI Uninstall Elevation

MSI packages can now be granted privileges based on whether they would trigger a UAC prompt.

Drive Rule

A new validation rule which allows targeting of applications based on whether they are installed on a fixed, network or removable drive.

Message Notifications

A new type of End User Message, displayed as a bubble style notification as an alternative to a message prompt, further enhancing the user experience.

Policy Automation API

PowerShell interface to the Privilege Guard Policy, allowing automated creation and management of policies via PowerShell scripts.

Web Policy Distribution

Privilege Guard Clients can now be configured to pull policies hosted on a webserver via URL, based on a configurable schedule.

Improved Challenge / Response

Administrators can now optionally define the time that users are allowed to use an authorized application as part of the response code generation.

Privileged Account Protection Dashboard (Enterprise Reporting)

New dashboard that provides a detailed drilldown summary of all attempted and blocked modifications to local privileged groups.

I’m sure you’ll agree this is a significant update to Privilege Guard. If you would like to know more about how we can help solve challenges in your organization, be it delivering happy and productive users, or empowering admins with the tools needed to work under least risk, please contact us for a free consultation.

Introducing Defendpoint

Edit: Privilege Guard has now evolved into the brand new security suite, Defendpoint, which encompasses Privilege Management, Application Control and Sandboxing. For more information, please visit www.avecto.com/defendpoint.

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