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John E Dunn
April 23rd, 2013

Centralized management: ignore the user at your peril

Admins must immerse themselves in the complex world of the endpoint

Centralized management has been an everyday part of computing since the era of the mainframe and yet many decades on its design, operation and ultimate purpose is still undergoing a fascinating and restless evolution.

History should have ended with the mainframe: centralizing the management of computing resources was the natural order; simple, time-efficient, obviously cheaper and absolutely predictable. Then a bunch of clever people came up with the microprocessor and its revolutionary progeny, the personal computer, and centralization built on a simple top-down hierarchy was swept away.

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Beware the USB Stick!

Privilege Guard v3.8 introduces Drive Rule

The Drive Rule is a new validation rule that lets you match applications being executed from particular types of drive.  Not too dissimilar in concept to the file path rule (where applications are matched based on their directory location), the drive rule lets you target the drive itself.

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