Unsecured PCs Can Put Your Critical Infrastructure at Risk

In an ideal world, critical IT systems should never rely on the security of lesser devices. But in practice, computer networks are complicated and many dependencies exist, some of which are more desirable than others, and eliminating all unwanted dependencies is a difficult task.

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Policy Filtering for Computers and Remote Clients

For version 3.0, we have redesigned the how Policy Filters are configured and applied. Two distinct benefits came out of this.

  1. Granular targeting is now a lot more intuitive in terms of applying combinations of Policy Filters.
  2. It is now a lot easier for us to add additional filters to Privilege Guard.

The new Computer Filter allows you to target Privilege Guard (Edit: now Defendpoint) Policies based on the hostname or the IP Address of the endpoint. This can be used as an alternative to, or in combination with, Group Policy based computer targeting.

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Allow Standard Users to Unlock Shared Workstations

It is not uncommon for office based computer users to lock their desktop at the end of the working day, instead of shutting it down, maybe just force of habit from bygone days of long logon times. If they are using a Windows domain joined desktop, this poses a problem, because only they can unlock it again and so the desktop is rendered unusable by other users.

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UI Enhancements in Version 3.0

Time to show off the new Management Console in Privilege Guard 3.0!

One of the many key differences that set Privilege Guard (Edit: now Defendpoint) apart from the rest of the field is our UI and how policies are configured. Not being one to rest on our laurels, we’ve listened a lot to our customers, and injected a lot of innovation onto the 3.0 UI. I hope you’ll agree that the results are impressive!

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Privilege Guard 3.0 is here!

I am pleased to announce that version Privilege Guard 3.0 (Edit: now Defendpoint) is now available for download. This release is the product of many months of development, and is packed with new features and enhancements. Keep an eye on our blog over the coming days and weeks as we explore them in more detail.

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