With the Windows XP sunset date fast approaching, plans for Windows 7 migrations are in full swing. This has prompted most organizations to re-assess their approach to PC lockdown. Our survey indicates a 456% jump in demand to implement privilege management software for companies planning to migrate to Windows 7 in the first half of 2011. The data further shows that 63% of survey respondents deem it critical to manage administrative privileges for end users to ensure security and reduce vulnerability.
A smart approach. A privilege management system balances the rigidity of locking down end points with the needs of user customization. It provides security and operations professionals with a method for securing the end-point by elevating privileges at the application level, or for desktop functions, rather than providing total administrative privileges. Systems are less at risk without sacrificing user productivity or increasing support call volume, thereby offering a cost effective approach to providing secure and productive desktop computing environments.
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