Market Leading Privilege Management solution named in UK IT Industry Awards.

Avecto, the market leader in privilege management software today announced that the company has been named Highly Commended for its "Innovation and Entrepreneurship" at the UK's IT Industry Awards.

The UK IT Industry Awards celebrates IT excellence and is viewed as the benchmark for outstanding performance throughout the UK computer industry. The awards focus on the contribution of individuals, projects, organizations and technologies that have excelled in the use, development and deployment of IT in the past 12 months.

"To be Highly Commended for "Innovation and Entrepreneurship" is a great achievement for the company. We're delighted with the award and this commendation highlights the fact that UK organisations are starting to look towards least privilege as a means of addressing their business critical concerns." Said Paul Kenyon, COO, Avecto. "This is evident in the number of UK organisations now ensuring that Privilege Guard is a fundamental part of their defense-in-depth strategy to aid security, compliance and operational effectiveness."

The UK IT Industry recognition comes shortly after Avecto announced Privilege Guard v3.6 at McAfee FOCUS in Las Vegas.

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