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John E Dunn
March 5th, 2013

Digital usage policies and the ‘new’ desktop

Every admin knows it – written policies aren’t worth the paper they are written on.

The PC desktop is changing, so fast that what used to confidently be called the ‘desktop’ is undergoing the sort of rapid evolution bound to throw up new and unfamiliar security challenges.

Technological developments such as smartphones, tablets and mobile operating systems can be wheeled out to partly explain this change. However, it is to the humble user rather than computer architectures of network topologies we must pay the closest attention if we are to understand how the business desktop will be reshaped from the ground up over the next decade.

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New Ways to Reduce the Risk of Admin Operations

Remote Administration of Servers and Desktops with Least Privilege

Microsoft PowerShell is an essential tool to manage and administer servers and desktops in the enterprise.  As time passes, an increasing array of Microsoft Windows operating system components and Windows applications are being automated through PowerShell cmdlets.  Since PowerShell has a secure remote connection capability, administrators work from their own computer to manage many remote machines.  However, this efficient administrative practice requires IT Staff to have admin rights on hundreds or thousands of desktops and servers in the organization.

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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.

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