We all know that eliminating Admin rights on workstations is a best practice for securing the environment. I find it amazing, though, that even though we know it, we have a hard time implementing it. There are a number of reasons, and when you get right down to it, the reasons are definitely valid.
For most its an issue of driving up the cost of support. There are number of poorly written apps on the market that require admin rights to install, and sometimes those apps require admin rights to even run properly. Supporting these scenarios can take additional time and resources, and ends up frustrating both IT and the end-user. It really is a huge dilemma. Its a serious pain point that *someone* should address.
Well, guess what? Viewfinity has addressed the issue – and addressed it in a way that makes the issue completely manageable so that you can lock-down your environment, protect your corporate assets, and all while elevating the level of service you provide.
In a recent article, OSNews said:
“Of the total amount of security vulnerabilities put out by Microsoft in 2009, across all versions of Windows and Office, 64% are mitigated by removing administrator rights. Microsoft published 190 security vulnerabilities last year, and 121 of them are thwarted by running without administrator rights.”
That’s a serious statement and something worth addressing.
When you get a chance, check out how Viewfinity can solve your desktop security issues: