Viewfinity wraps-up its sponsorship of the Gartner Security & Risk Summit with a great deal of success. The show was professional, well organized and packed with interesting sessions and trends on IT security topics from notable Gartner analysts and industry CIOs and CISOs.
Viewfinity had over 350 booth visitors in 3 days! The IT security professionals, who when asked about “dealing with administrator rights for end users”, were all on common ground about the pain administrator rights can cause. Some agreed it is painful to support a least privileges environment and others agreed it is a painful security risk when users have administrator rights. Visitors went on to express their views related to the careful considerations that need to be made when dealing with the subject of removing administrator rights. Is an all or nothing approach effective?
We were able to shed some light on this question by showing how the Viewfinity Privilege Management solution can help companies move to a least privileges environment in a non-disruptive manner. They were impressed with the ease of use of our solution and its ability to negate the all or nothing approach in a seamless manner. Nice work as Viewfinity secured multiple projects just within the first hour on the first day of the show!
A noteworthy session on “Cloud Performance Security” was covered in-depth by Gartner Analyst, Neil MacDonald, who put into light, that “By 2013 more than 50% of in-line security devices deployed in live networks will be virtualized.” I would like to thank Neil MacDonald for taking time out of his busy schedule to stop by the booth and speak with me on trending IT topics.
There were plenty of other professionally delivered, smart lectures from Gartner analysts, such as by Gregg Kreizman, who did a great job lecturing about SSO; Dan Blum, who lectured adeptly on Developing a Cloud Computing Strategy, and Peter Firstbrook who intelligently addressed “Securing Web Gateways.”