(M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Crutchfield Corporation: Manchester
(UK) and Boston (MA) - a leading consumer electronics retailer,
today announced it is using Avecto Privilege Guard to enhance its
users productivity, reduce the time IT spends on troubleshooting
and malware-related issues, as well as protect its customers credit
card information. A key component of Crutchfields Windows 7
migration strategy, Privilege Guard allows employees to run
critical applications that require admin rights without having full
privilegesand importantly without IT intervention.
Jon Bain, Technical Lead, Client Support Group, for Crutchfield
Corporation, explains why this is critical, A managed environment
helps prevent installation of unauthorised and potentially
malicious software, such as applications that could gain access to
our network and harvest data like credit card information.
Speaking about the introduction of Privilege Guard, Bain adds,
It enables us to maintain a standard desktop and reduce the
variables that our support team deals with when troubleshootingand
that helps save time and money. Privilege Guard was clearly
designed to make user rights management as simple as possible. The
fact that it eliminates a lot of overheads, saves time and is
affordably priced, makes the ROI easy to demonstrate.
Several of Crutchfields key applications require admin
privileges, such as a UPS application that the returns department
uses to send defective products back to vendors. When it is
launched, the application automatically checks for updates and will
not start until they are applied. However, without admin rights,
users were previously not able to install updates. Whenever admin
rights were required, users had to call the helpdesk and wait for
an available staff member to remotely log into their desktop and
supply the needed credentials.
In addition to its UPS application, Crutchfield plans to use
Privilege Guard to help call centre representatives run a training
program that requires Windows Media Player to run with admin
rights. Moving forwards, it is also exploring using Privilege Guard
to whitelist applications that are allowed to run on kiosk
computers in warehouse break rooms and on shared, appliance-like
computers that are used for timekeeping applications. Bain
concludes, Avecto makes privilege management exceedingly easy and
allows me to grant user rights at a very granular level. Its
support is outstanding and thats important to Crutchfield, as were
also relentless about excellent customer service.
About Avecto: Avecto is the leader in Windows privilege
management, helping organizations to deploy secure and compliant
desktops and servers. With its award winning Privilege Guard
technology, organizations can now empower all Windows based desktop
and server users with the privileges they require to perform their
roles, without compromising the integrity and security of their
Customers of all sizes rely on Avecto to reduce operating
expenses and strengthen security across their Windows based
environments. Our mission is to enable our customers to lower
operating costs and improve system security by implementing least
privilege. Avecto is building a worldwide channel of partners and
system integrators and is headquartered in Manchester, UK with key
regional offices in Andover, MA.
For more information, visit www.avecto.com About Crutchfield
Corporation: Founded in 1974, Crutchfield Corporation is North
America's largest direct integrated marketer (catalog, call center,
and Internet) of consumer electronics products. It offers a
convenient, full-service shopping destination to buyers of car and
home audio/video products. Providing an unprecedented level of
customer service, Crutchfield is noted for its high integrity,
product expertise, and technical support. Mailed to approximately
7.5 million households, Crutchfield's catalogs include
comprehensive explanations of product and technology intended to
help consumers make informed buying decisions. Crutchfield was the
first authorized audio/video retailer on the Internet, launching
its website (www.crutchfield.com) in the summer of 1995.
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