Avecto the world leader in Windows privilege management, today announced record-breaking year end results for 2010 with annual revenue up by 300%.

Additionally, worldwide sales of new Privilege Guard licences quadrupled, the company signed its first $1M customer, launched 24/7 customer support, expanded strategic partnerships to include HP, CSC and IBM and its award winning Privilege Guard solution was voted 'Best Security Product' by Windows IT Pro industry experts.

Tony Bolland, Avecto CEO said "2010 was a great year for Avecto, and despite tough market conditions globally, we achieved exceptional customer adoption and widespread industry recognition. Windows 7 has now reached just over 20% of the worldwide market and, as the roll-out of this latest Microsoft operating system (OS) continues, organizations need to plan for the security features of Windows 7 and strive to achieve the least risk Windows 7 desktop. We are committed to delivering the highest levels of customer service and support, and ensuring that Privilege Guard continues to exceed market expectations."

When Oxford University Press (OUP), the largest university press in the world, implemented their policy of least privilege using Privilege Guard as part of their Windows 7 deployment, Gavin Wilson, Senior Support Analyst from OUP stated, "Avecto have provided us with excellent support, not just for the product, but they have gone beyond implementation and given us some of the best advice we have ever experienced. We are confident we made the right decision in choosing them to help roll-out our least privilege strategy". Jeff Douglas, senior advisor for Infrastructure Services at National Government Services, noted "Privilege Guard support has been the best part of our experience!"

Avecto's Privilege Guard has been adopted by organizations in all major industry verticals including Banking and Finance, Government, Defence, Pharmaceutical, Education, Publishing, Energy, Telecoms and Aerospace, as well as many more, enabling customers to give their Windows desktop users the flexibility they require while optimizing the security posture of the internal networks through granular privilege management.

Update: Privilege Guard is now Defendpoint

Privilege Guard has now evolved into the new security suite, Defendpoint, which encompasses Privilege Management, Application Control and Sandboxing. For more information, please visit www.avecto.com/defendpoint.