Avecto announced today that Info Security Products Guide has named them as "Innovative Company of the Year" in security as part of the 2012 Global Excellence Awards program.

The award, announced at RSA Conference 2012, recognizes a company that has delivered significant innovation in the market in the past year.

"Being named Innovative Security Company of the Year further validates the significant impact we have delivered to the industry," says Paul Kenyon, chief operating officer of Avecto. "By taking a people-centric approach to security we have raised the bar for Windows privilege management to a level that organizations can clearly see delivers true value. Our roadmap for the future continues to be driven by both customer needs and industry issues - we listen, we learn and we deliver."

More than 50 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2012 Global Excellence Awards Finalists and Winners. Winners were announced during the awards dinner and presentation on February 29, 2012 in San Francisco attended by the finalists, judges and industry peers.

Balancing the needs of users against compliance requirements, security concerns and operational effectiveness is a difficult act to manage. Avecto Privilege Guard enables organizations worldwide to deploy secure and compliant desktops, without compromising a user's ability to perform their day to day role.

With Privilege Guard, users are empowered with the privileges they require, which leads to increased productivity and a reduction in desktop support costs. Organizations of all sizes, ranging from small and medium size enterprises to companies employing over 450,000 people, rely on Avecto's technology to empower people, reduce operating costs, achieve compliance and strengthen security using Least 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.