Avecto, the market leader in Windows privilege management software, announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has named Avecto Privilege Guard a finalist for the 2013 Global Excellence Awards in the Identity Management category. These prestigious global awards recognize security and IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions that are setting the bar for others in all areas of security technologies.

Avecto's Privilege Guard enables organizations to increase desktop security, reduce operational costs and meet external or internal compliance initiatives. By providing adaptable privilege management and application control, users can be empowered to perform their day to day activities, without compromising security. Privilege Guard is built on an enterprise class architecture with centralized reporting capabilities, which has enabled it to be implemented by some of the largest and most demanding organizations in the world.

"We are thrilled to be recognized as part ofInfo Security Products Guide's2013 Global Excellence Awards this year," said Mark Austin, CEO and co-founder, Avecto. "This honor further validates an industry demand for a granular privilege management solution that goes beyond traditional approaches to privileged account management. It demonstrates our commitment to customer needs for an environment that fosters productivity, without compromising organizational security."

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.