Avecto the leader in Windows privilege management, today announced the opening of their new regional offices in Munich. This office will serve as the headquarters for the DACH region incorporating Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

"We are continuing to experience rapid growth and success across the DACH region. This is clear evidence that our award winning technology is rooted in the hearts and minds of security concious orgnizations across Europe." Commented Tony Bolland, CEO of Avecto. "The opening of our DACH Headquarters was the next logical step in meeting this increased demand. As the threat landscape changes in form, function and sophistication, organizations are demanding additional capabilities from their IT security, with lower costs, improved security and compliance being three key drivers. We see this new expansion as an opportunity to further support both our customers and partners in the region such as Head Technology, HP Enterprise Security Services and McAfee."

Avecto's German office, and continued growth across the DACH region, will be spearheaded by Karsten Specht, whose extensive background in enterprise software solutions with organizations such as HP, CSC, BMC and others will enable Avecto to charge ahead in this region. Karsten's key responsibilities will be to drive sales and engage with customers, and channel partners, further increasing the Avecto European footprint.

This latest announcement comes hot on the heels of the successful launch at TechEd North America of Privilege Guard 3.5. The Avecto DACH team will be at TechEd Europe in Amsterdam, 25th to 29th June 2012 where they will continue to showcase the latest release of Privilege Guard 3.5. With Privilege Guard all users operate under a standard user account and privileges are assigned directly to the applications that require them. The latest release of Privilege Guard introduces a number of unique features, which now make it even easier for organizations to introduce scalable, adaptive privilege management, with an unparalleled end user experience and enterprise class reporting.

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.