Global leader in energy technology chooses award-winning privilege management solution to increase user flexibility and freedom in a secure working environment.

Avecto, the market leader in privilege management, today announced that another global leader has selected its Privilege Guard solution to improve security across its global workforce.

Named by Forbes® Magazine as one of the World's Most Innovative Companies in 2013, FMC Technologies is a leading provider of technology solutions for the energy industry, with over 19,300 employees across 17 countries. Faced with the challenge of a rapidly growing remote workforce, FMC Technologies was searching for a solution that would enable its field-based engineers and developers to access specific business-critical applications, without compromising on security. Secondly, the company wanted to control the installation of unauthorized web based applications and websites which may expose it to potential malware infection.

"When we first started to look for a solution to help us manage access to applications and web content, the services available were very focused on locking down the user. It was very important to us to find a flexible and scalable solution that would provide a positive end-user experience," said Kenneth Merenda, Client Systems Architect at FMC Technologies.

"Avecto Privilege Guard stood out by the sheer fact we could remove administrator rights, and deploy the on-demand elevation and challenge response functionality in order to grant access to approved tasks and applications.

"This means we can minimize potential security risks from unauthorized software and websites, while providing access to the applications and tasks that users need to remain productive. We can also proactively push out any software upgrades to our remote users at the push of a button. "After evaluating the product, we've found that Privilege Guard is the best solution for our needs and we are expecting to realize the business benefits very quickly."

Paul Kenyon, EVP, Global Sales at Avecto, commented: "We're thrilled to be working with FMC Technologies. More and more market leaders like FMC Technologies are turning to privilege management to improve the end-user experience and free them from restricted and locked down environments, without the security and compliance risks."

"Privilege Guard is able to effectively address these critical concerns but also empower the user by making them self-sufficient, which makes our solution a very attractive proposition for industries with a remote and disparate workforce. I'm very much looking forward to another very successful deployment."

FMC Technologies joins over 475 global companies benefiting from Avecto Privilege Guard for their privilege management solution, which is currently protecting over 4 million endpoints and growing.

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