Thursday, May 21, 2009

Avecto and Vistorm, an EDS Company, Team up to Help Businesses Accelerate Adoption of Least Privilege Management

Avecto Ltd, the most trusted name in Least Privilege Management for corporate desktops, today announces the launch of the Avecto Solution Provider Program with Vistorm, an EDS Company, its first member.

Avecto has found that users with either too many or too few access rights on their desktops and laptops dramatically raise the total cost of ownership, a problem solved by Avecto Privilege Guard. Vistorm, an EDS Company, the market leader in complete information security, will provide consulting and support services to organizations implementing Avecto Privilege Guard through-out Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. “We are delighted to partner with Vistorm because of their outstanding pedigree in information security and infrastructure services. Vistorm has one of Europe’s largest and most sophisticated practices specializing in the area of information assurance”, said Tony Bolland, Avecto CEO.

“Implementing least privilege ensures that organizations mitigate the security risks and costs associated with users having inappropriate rights over their desktops and laptops. By partnering with Avecto we can help our customers achieve improved desktop security and reduce overall desktop management and support costs”, said Dan Turner, CTO at Vistorm, an EDS Company. “We are excited to be the first to join the Avecto Solution Provider Program and take a lead role in desktop privilege management”.

The Solution Provider Program is targeted at global system integrators and security consulting organizations that are looking to improve the security of their customer’s desktop estates. Avecto’s Privilege Guard technology provides an enterprise class solution to manage user and application privileges, which is delivered through Active Directory Group Policy. Solution providers will assist customers in defining suitable policies for their environment, enabling them to realize the benefits of least privilege.

About Avecto

Avecto is a pioneer in least privilege technology, helping organizations to deploy secure and compliant desktops. With its innovative Privilege Guard technology, organizations can now empower all desktop users with the privileges they require to perform their roles, without compromising the integrity and security of their systems.

Customers of all sizes rely on Avecto to reduce operating expenses and strengthen security across their desktop environment. Our mission is to enable our customers to remove admin rights from their entire user base and implement least privilege. Avecto is building a worldwide channel of partners and system integrators and is headquartered in Manchester, UK. For more information, visit

About Vistorm

Vistorm is the Complete Information Security company. Our Professional and Managed services are underpinned by best-of-breed solutions, consultancy and support, and are delivered as “Out-of-the-box” or bespoke solutions. Our unique Delivery Platforms enable both real time and summary reporting, optimising the visibility, accuracy and auditability of security information for operations and compliance reporting. In April 2008, EDS, an HP company, acquired Vistorm, significantly expanding our resource capability and strengthening our geographic and delivery scale for our clients.

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