SOURCE: Viewfinity, Inc.

Viewfinity, Inc.

February 07, 2012 05:45 ET

Viewfinity Privilege Management Earns High Marks in Independent Third-Party Review

Leading Privilege Management Solution Helps Mitigate "Biggest Security Threat of All"

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Feb 7, 2012) - Viewfinity (www.viewfinity.com), the innovator of privilege management solutions, today announced that Viewfinity Privilege Management has achieved outstanding performance as a complete software solution that handles administrator rights within a least privileges environment.

"The single greatest security threat to most enterprises is the lack of control over administrative rights on client computers. By allowing employees administrative rights, you are opening the door to worms, Trojans and a host of other security problems. The security improvements in Windows 7 and third party privilege management solutions make the OS refresh the perfect time to remove rights. However, this issue is so critical that the removal of administrative privileges should be made as soon as possible," says Wayne Rash, president and principal analyst of Wayne Rash & Associates.

"Antivirus solutions will stop known threats, while least privilege -- through the removal of administrative privileges -- can help to combat risks that are presently unknown to antivirus software. It's a similar protection principle to antivirus. Companies wouldn't go without antivirus, so why would they give administrative rights to users when there is a way for properly managing privileges without exposing the company to unnecessary security risks?" said Leonid Shtilman, CEO of Viewfinity.

Innovatively engineered specifically for managing least privilege environments, Viewfinity offers IT administrators a flexible approach for controlling its corporate endpoints and server environments. Rash's review noted:

  • "You can also use the Policy feature to block applications, so if a user has a peer to peer movie downloading package already installed, for example, you can prevent it from operating."
  • "You can implement Viewfinity on any network using Windows machines, regardless of whether it Active Directory is in place."
  • "With Windows 7, users are presented with a message from the User Account Control system when they attempt to invoke a function that requires administrative rights. Because Viewfinity is controlling the administrative rights, you can also control the UAC message."

For the complete review, please visit http://tinyurl.com/84cnhnl

About Viewfinity
Viewfinity provides privilege management and application control for desktops, laptops and servers, empowering enterprises to meet compliance mandates, reduce security risks, and lower IT costs. The Viewfinity solution allows enterprises to control end user and privileged user rights for applications and systems which require elevated permissions. Viewfinity's granular-level control enables companies to establish and enforce consistent policies for least privilege Windows-based environments based on segregation of duties. For more information, visit www.viewfinity.com.

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