Avecto, the market leader in privilege management software, announced today they have signed a partnership agreement with one of McAfee's leading Elite Partners, Caveo Systems, a specialist in IT security systems and network infrastructure.

Founded in 2007, Caveo Systems has extensive experience and an unparalleled reputation in the delivery of best of breed security solutions, consultancy and implementation services to Irish and UK organizations. At its core, Caveo focusses on creating tangible value and ROI for the customer, achieved through the design, implementation and maintenance for some of the most complex and extensive security projects in Ireland.

"From our inception we have advocated a consolidated approach to enterprise security to ensure defense-in-depth and we pride ourselves on offering the very best in security technology and services to enable our customers achieve this goal. When they started raising concerns around users and IT admins with excessive privileges we realized we needed to find a solution that added value to this layered security approach." said Brian See, Managing Director, Caveo Systems. "As a McAfee Elite partner, it made sense that we looked to the McAfee SIA program for a solution. Once we saw Privilege Guard and started talking to Avecto, a leading McAfee SIA partner, we very quickly realized that we had the perfect solution for our customers and prospects."

"To have a McAfee Elite partner such as Caveo Systems join forces with Avecto is a testimony to Privilege Guard's capabilities." said Paul Kenyon, EVP of Avecto. "Our integration with McAfee has been key to establishing this relationship and it means that Caveo Systems can provide a holistic approach to privilege management and application security as part of their specialist offering. With Privilege Guard working in conjunction with McAfee ePO, Caveo customers will be able to save thousands of man days and potentially millions of euro combatting security threats by removing the risks associated with excessive privileges."

Caveo Systems has already experienced the benefits of the Avecto relationship with a leading financial institution currently evaluating Privilege Guard within their existing McAfee ePO environment.

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.