Avecto Named Finalist in the 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards by Network Products Guide.

Avecto, the market leader in privilege management software, announced today that Network Products Guide, has named Avecto's Privilege Guard 3.6 a finalist for its 8th annual 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in the Security Software category. This nomination in the prominent technology research and advisory guide further solidifies Avecto's position as the foremost provider of robust privilege management solutions. The company was also recently been awarded Silver in the Info Security Products Guide 2013 Global Excellence Awards, a sister publication to Network Products Guide.

Companies use Avecto's Privilege Guard software to provide employees the privileges they need to remain productive and empower them wherever they are, without impacting the security posture of corporate systems and networks. Privilege Guard 3.6 combines application elevation, application control, end user messaging and a complete auditing and reporting framework for all Windows-based systems to offer a solution for users to logon with standard rights, without compromising their ability to perform their job function.

"We are delighted with Network Products Guide's recognition. We've worked incredibly hard to ensure our product development tangibly addresses the increasing control of privileges in the enterprise and proves attractive to our customers." said Mark Austin, co-founder and CEO of Avecto. "The growth we have experienced in the customer base and the awards that we have won in the last twelve months have been testimony to that strategy This finalist nomination recognises the continued efforts of the Avecto team and I'm incredibly proud of our achievements.

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.