Prestigious global award presented to privilege management market-leader.

Avecto, the market leader in privilege management software today announced the company has been named "Most Innovative Partner, 2013" by McAfee during the McAfee SIA DevCon conference in Las Vegas.

To be awarded the title of "Most Innovative Partner" is recognition of Avecto's efforts within the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) programme and the comprehensive integration demonstrated by Avecto Privilege Guard ePO Edition.

The McAfee announcement continues Avecto's award winning trend and follows the Gold award for "Innovation in Privilege Management" at the Golden Bridge Awards. The company was also recently placed within the top third of Sunday Times Tech Track 100 fastest growing UK technology companies.

"To be named McAfee's Most Innovative Partner for 2013 is a phenomenal achievement for Avecto. This award is testimony to the on-going developments we have made to ensure that Privilege Guard ePO Edition tangibly addresses the needs of the enterprise to achieve the balance between security, user satisfaction and compliance." Said Mark Austin, CEO, Avecto. "The combination of McAfee ePO and Privilege Guard offers organizations exceptional security control and a holistic approach to privilege management across both the desktop and server environment."

This award coincides with the announcement of Privilege Guard ePO Edition 3.8 during FOCUS13. This latest edition provides complete management of Privilege Guard from McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator and includes many new features, including remote PowerShell control and granular control over Windows services.

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Kevin Franks

Marketing Communications Manager