BeyondTrust Privilege Manager Named "Best of Tech-Ed 2009 Awards" Finalist by Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine
PORTSMOUTH, NH. – May 12, 2009 — BeyondTrust Corporation, the first provider of Least Privilege Management solutions, today announced that its flagship software, BeyondTrust Privilege Manager, was named as a Finalist in the Best of Tech·Ed 2009 awards program in the Security category by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro® and SQL Server Magazine®.
The Best of Tech·Ed 2009 Awards recognize companies who offer innovative products for the industry. The judges reviewed more than 170 products and services submitted for the contest and chose 35 finalists to be interviewed at the Tech·Ed 2009 IT Pro Conference in Los Angeles, Calif. Winners will be announced on May 13, 2009, at an evening reception and are also posted on www.WindowsITPro.com/awards.
"Every year, selecting winners from the outstanding pool of highly qualified nominations is challenging, with this year’s submissions no exception," said Jeff James, IT Group editor in chief and web content strategist. "Our judging criteria – innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage and exceptional value to customers – are clearly reflected in the winners’ products."
BeyondTrust Privilege Manager enables organizations to remove administrator rights and allow end-users to run all the required Windows applications, processes and ActiveX controls that are needed in order for end-users to do their jobs. Eliminating administrator rights is one of the most effective ways for enterprises to meet compliance mandates and reduce their vulnerability to attacks by spyware, malware and malicious users.
"It is an honor to have Privilege Manager recognized as one of the industry’s most innovative security products," said John Moyer, CEO of BeyondTrust. "Since Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine are among the industry’s leading sources of information and analysis for Microsoft enterprises, this recognition provides tremendous validation of our continued success in delivering innovative solutions that enable businesses to achieve Least Privilege and reduce their security risk."
BeyondTrust Corporation, a pioneer in Least Privilege Management, enables enterprises to move beyond the need to trust users with excess privileges or administrator rights. BeyondTrust Privilege Manager was the first product to enable the security best practice of Least Privilege in Windows environments by allowing administrators to assign end-users permissions for required or selected applications. With Privilege Manager, organizations can remove administrator rights and still allow end-users to run all required Windows applications, processes and ActiveX controls. By eliminating the need to grant administrator rights to end-users, IT departments can create a more secure, compliant and standard environment. More than 500 organizations worldwide in virtually every industry rely on BeyondTrust Privilege Manager to secure their enterprises. For more information, please visit www.beyondtrust.com or register for a webinar at www.beyondtrust.com/events/.
Dave Bowker or Tiffany Archambault
Schwartz Communications, Inc.