Avecto, the market leader in privilege management software, announced today they have signed a partnership agreement with McAfee Elite Partner, Secure Technologies (STI), a leading Canadian IT and Information Security solutions organization.

STI focuses on providing best of breed advice, solutions and implementations to enterprises throughout Canada. With over 25 years' experience in the technology arena, STI continue to be at the fore-front of leading edge technology and services which enhance the security and IT position of their client base. The additional of Avecto's award winning Privilege Guard technology, as part of the STI offering, means the company can now offer a dramatically enhanced level of security and a vastly improved end user experience via the effective management of admin rights.

"As one of the leading McAfee Elite partners in the Canada, our customers know they can rely on us to give them best of breed technology combined with first rate advice and implementation support. The concept of least privilege is starting to be recognized as a critical part of a strong security strategy and is proving crucial to effectively addressing the security concerns around users with excessive rights on desktops and servers." Commented Colin Taylor, President, STI. "We knew we wanted to partner with the market leading provider of least privilege software and by adding Avecto Privilege Guard into our offering, we have raised the game with a truly layered defense offering. For STI, Avecto Privilege Guard was the only solution that was capable of addressing the challenges of excessive privileges for our customers. It ticks all the boxes in terms of functionality, scalability and credibility in the marketplace."

"We are delighted to sign STI as a Canadian partner." says Paul Kenyon, EVP of Avecto. "The company's approach to offering their customers a wholly comprehensive security strategy has meant that with Avecto, STI will enable Canadian enterprises to further combat security threats by removing the risks associated with excessive privileges. Additionally, as a McAfee Elite Partner they are able to benefit from the Privilege Guard integration with McAfee ePO to provide a holistic approach to privilege management and application security. Together, our technologies can help to save Canadian businesses thousands of man days and potentially millions of dollars."

With the ability to integrate Privilege Guard into their existing McAfee ePO customers, STI is already experiencing the benefits of partnering with Avecto. The company has a significant number of customers who are planning to deploy Privilege Guard to eliminate admin rights from within their organizations and manage reporting and auditing via the integration with McAfee ePO.

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.