Avecto, the leader in Windows privilege management, today announced they have signed a Technology Partnership with Sysec, who are market leaders in digital security consultation services.

By adding Avecto's award winning Privilege Guard technology to their portfolio, Sysec is now able to offer its customers the ability to improve both security and end-user experience by effectively managing Windows administration rights. As user admin rights continue to pose a risk to many organisations' security posture, Avecto's recent study* reveals that Generation Y are the most likely culprits for this, as a more tech-savvy younger generation enters the workforce with higher and more divers expecations for IT.

As part of the partnership, this fully-integrated security solution will help protect identities, information and infrastructure, whilst empowering end-users to perform their tasks without compromising the security posture of the organisation.

"Our customers demand no less than best-in-class security technology, which is why we have chosen to integrate Avecto's Privilege Guard into our consultancy practice. We continually strive to deliver robust and resilient protection for our clients - on premise, on the move and in the cloud," said Chris Pikes, CEO of Sysec. "To enable us to do this successfully, we needed a Windows privilege management solution as part of our offering, to help us deliver world beating professional and managed services to our clients. With Avecto as our chosen Technology Partner we can now deliver this."

"We are delighted to be one of Sysec's preferred Technology Partners," says Tony Bolland, CEO at Avecto. "Sysec has a history of pioneering solutions that deliver effective and measurable reduction in organisational risk, lowering long-term investment in information security and improving security posture. Additionally, as the McAfee EMEA Accredited Certified Engineer (ACE) Partner of the year, Sysec is able to utilise Privilege Guard's McAfee ePO Integration platform to provide a holistic approach to privilege management and application security".

The relationship is already proving to be very fruitful, with a significant number of Sysec customers poised to deploy Privilege Guard to eliminate admin rights from within their organisations and manage reporting and auditing via the integration with McAfee ePO.

* Avecto Survey on Windows Admin Rights

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.