Avecto, the market leader in privilege management software, announced today they have signed a partnership agreement with McAfee Elite Partner, South Seas Corporation, a leading Colorado network security specialist.

South Seas Corporation has over 20 years' experience in delivering best of breed network security solutions throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Their expertise in helping organizations of every size address their security concerns has led them to become one of the most trusted security advisors in the area. By partnering with leading edge security vendors, South Seas provides their customers with the very best security technology combined with consultancy, implementation and post-sales support services

"As a McAfee Elite partner our customers recognize that we are best placed to offer them best of breed technology combined with first rate advice and implementation support. Many of our client base is realizing that the concept of least privilege adds another layer in their defense strategy and is crucial to addressing security concerns around users with excessive rights on desktops and servers." Commented Scott Ojala, Sales Director, South Seas Corporation. "When we looked into partnering with a least privilege solution provider, Avecto's Privilege Guard proved to be the very best solution on the market. It's scalability, functionality and flexibility mapped neatly into our offering and the fact that Privilege Guard fully integrates with McAfee ePO gave us the confidence to sign the agreement."

"Signing South Seas as a partner is real coup for Avecto" Said Paul Kenyon, EVP of Avecto. "South Seas customers will now benefit from a defense-in-depth approach to security threats through the use of privilege management. The integration between McAfee ePO and Privilege Guard has resulted in enterprises saving time and money as well as adhering to internal and external compliance mandates."

With the ability to integrate Privilege Guard into their existing McAfee ePO customers, South Seas Corporation is already experiencing the benefits of partnering with Avecto. The company has a significant number of existing customers evaluating 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.