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Eliminating Admin Rights - Learn From Your Peers via Actual Use Cases

April 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM EDT

Certain Windows applications and desktop functions require local administrative privileges in order to run and function properly on a desktop or laptop. But granting full admin rights creates a less secure environment and opens the door for malicious hackers and viruses. During this webcast, three use case scenarios will be presented by IT professionals who will share how they approached their projects to eliminate admin rights. They will walk through their research, solution and results.

Use case scenarios
1. Movado: lessened malware invasions and thus reduced support calls and enhanced endpoint security.
2. Indian Prairie School District: removed rights to better manage & secure 10,000+ PCs spread over 35 locations.
3. Energy & Utilities Fortune 500 company: removed admin rights during Windows 7 rollout.

Attendees will 1) learn how to resolve the administrative privileges problem without jeopardizing your network; 2) how to automatically control user rights for applications and systems which require elevated permissions; 3) be shown a brief demonstration of the solution they put in place to manage admin rights.



Past Webinars

A Case Study: Hear How a Customer Is Actively Managing Admin Rights in a Least Privilege Environment

Speaker: Phillip Stasko, March 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM EDT

Join Phillip Stasko as he shares how he removed administrative rights from all desktops and laptops in his organization. Phil will describe how he was able to effectively remove administrator rights from all employees without impeding user productivity, and how he supports their least risk environment with a lean IT Staff of only three support members responsible for 500+ endpoints spanning 35 geographically disbursed branch offices.

Phil willl describe his challenges and how the Viewfinity solution helps him improve the company’s endpoint security, and how Apex has experienced a significant savings in desktop management costs.

Viewfinity will also demonstrate its Privilege Management product. We’ll show how IT administrators can manage and assign administrative privilege permissions in a locked down environment to specific applications and desktop functions through granular control of administrator rights.

A Use Case Cause and Effect IT Security Discussion: Windows Admin Privileges and Application Control

Speaker: Derek Malber, MVP - Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

Join us for a use case presentation probing into the cause and effect of IT security loopholes created by Windows local admin privileges and the lack of application control. In this webcast Derek Melber, MVP, will explain how combining least privilege and application control can provide an optimal solution for securing endpoints. Take away: companies can make the decision to remove local admin privileges for users and control which applications are allowed without impeding productivity.

 

Thwart off Application-Based Security Exploits: Protect Against Zero-Day Attacks, Malware, Advanced Persistent Threats

Speaker: Sean Power, CIO of Lathrop & Gage - October 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm ET

A great danger exists if administrative rights are allowed in a whitelisting model: users that retain administrative rights may attempt to bypass or uninstall application control agents, and attackers may target the whitelisting mechanism to get bad code recognized as legitimate.

Join our featured speaker, Sean Power, CIO of a prominent law firm, in this interactive webinar to learn how you can:

  • Explore the use cases for whitelisting and the removal of administrative rights. 
  • Leverage an ideal solution that removes admin rights and sets up an application control framework that allows approved applications. 
  • Protect against sophisticated zero-day attacks, malware, advanced persistent threats and other application-based exploits.
  • Utilize an automated whitelisting product that reduces the amount of time IT must spend managing the whitelist profile. 

Register for this webcast now to learn how you can close a dangerous security loophole and add a fortified level of security against advanced persistent threats.

All attendees will receive the whitepaper Layers of Cyber Security: Modern Security Threats By Leonid Shtilman.

 

A Use Case Cause and Effect IT Security Discussion: Windows Admin Privileges and Application Control

Speaker: Derek Melber, MVP - October 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm ET

Every company struggles with the decision to remove local admin privileges for users. We struggle because we know that removing local admin privileges will prevent many applications from running. In lieu of removing local privileges we might have considered application control, but find that this alone does not prevent the user from having local admin privileges, thus leaving the computer vulnerable.

In this webcast Derek Melber, MVP, will walk through several use cases scenarios that present the cause and effect leading to security risks related to local administrative privileges and an unmanaged application whitelisting environment.

This tangible discussion examines the issues related to both least privilege and application control, and proposes why combining them provides the most impressive technical solution for securing endpoints you have ever seen. Reserve your seat today!

Whitelisting and Removal of Admin Rights: Thwart Off Application-Based Security Exploits

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

Learn how this winning combination closes a dangerous security loophole and adds a fortified level of security to protect against sophisticated zero-day attacks, malware, advanced persistent threats and other application-based exploits.

Greg Shields will explore the great danger that exists if administrative rights are allowed in a whitelisting model: users that retain administrative rights may attempt to bypass or uninstall application control agents, and attackers may target the whitelisting mechanism to get bad code recognized as legitimate. The ideal solution is to remove administrative rights from end users and set up a risk-based application control framework that allows approved applications and doesn't necessarily block all unknown applications but instead establishes default behavior for managing applications not yet classified.

Watch as Viewfinity explains how its automated whitelisting reduces the amount of time IT must spend managing the whitelist profile. The automated rating and restricting of unclassified applications proactively secures applications that have not yet been classified, allowing them to run while restricting privileges and limiting access to resources. Whitelisted applications run in standard user mode even if an application explicitly requires admin rights. When this is the case, the software simply elevates privileges for the application, not the user.

Speakers:

Greg Shields, Microsoft MVP, Concentrated Technology

Alex Shoykhet, VP of Product Management, Viewfinity

Windows 8 Desktop Security: Application Control for Windows Store and Legacy Applications

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 10:00am ET

In this webcast, Microsoft and Viewfinity will explore the capabilities for managing security on Microsoft Windows 8 endpoints and applications.  The discussion will cover both Windows Store and legacy applications.  We will go over the Microsoft platform capabilities in Windows 8, System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft AppLocker and discuss how the Viewfinity Applications Control and managed privileges solutions complements and enhances the security and application management experience.  The solution offers a holistic approach to the various security layers needed to secure your environment as well as adhere to compliance regulations.

Speakers:

Krish Sundaresan, Technical Architect, Microsoft Technology Center New York City

Alex Shoykhet, VP of Product Management, Viewfinity

 

 

A Case Study: Hear how a Customer is Actively Managing Admin Rights in a Least Privilege Environment

May 8, 2013 at 12:00pm ET

In this live webcast session, Phillip Stasko, IT Manager for Apex Companies, will share how he removed administrative rights from all desktops and laptops in his organization. Phil will describe how he was able to effectively remove administrator rights from all employees without impeding user productivity, and how he supports their least risk environment with a lean IT Staff of only three support members responsible for 500+ endpoints spanning 35 geographically disbursed branch offices. He'll describe his challenges and how the Viewfinity solution helps him improve the company’s endpoint security, and how Apex has experienced a significant savings in desktop management costs. 

Viewfinity will also demonstrate its Privilege Management product. We’ll show how IT administrators can manage and assign administrative privilege permissions in a locked down environment to specific applications and desktop functions through granular control of administrator rights.

Speakers: Phillip Stasko, Apex Companies

                    Andy LeBlanc, Viewfinity

Windows XP Sunset Date Approaches / Migrate & Lockdown with Privilege Management

April 30, 2013 at 10 am ET

With the Windows XP sunset date of April 2014 fast approaching, migrations to Windows 7 or 8 are in full swing. This event has prompted most organizations to re-assess their approach to PC lockdown. One survey indicated a 456% jump in demand to implement privilege management software upon migration and 63% of survey respondents deemed it critical to remove administrative privileges to ensure security.

A smart approach.  Attend this live demonstration to learn how the Viewfinity solution provides a method for securing the endpoint by elevating privileges at the application level, or for desktop functions, rather than providing total administrative privileges. Viewfinity Privilege Management helps you balance the rigidity of locking down endpoints with the needs of end user customization.










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