BeyondTrust Appoints Eric Voskuil as Chief Technology Officer
Seasoned Technology Expert Joins Leading Provider of Least Privilege Management Solutions
PORTSMOUTH, NH. – April 17, 2009 — BeyondTrust Corporation, the first provider of Least Privilege Management solutions, today announced the hiring of Eric Voskuil as chief technology officer. In this capacity, Mr. Voskuil will be responsible for BeyondTrust’s product strategy and technical execution. Voskuil will drive the evolution of the company’s market-leading technology which enables enterprises to eliminate administrator rights for end-users.
Prior to joining BeyondTrust, Voskuil co-founded DesktopStandard, and designed several successful Group Policy-based enterprise desktop management products. The company was acquired by Microsoft in 2006. As a Software Architect in Microsoft’s Management and Services Division, Voskuil assisted with the integration of DesktopStandard’s PolicyMaker into Windows Server 2008 as Group Policy Preferences and of DesktopStandard’s GPOVault into the highly successful Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) as Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM), and served as an architect in the product team that owns Windows Server Update Services and Group Policy.
"Eric brings a tenured and impressive background of achievements in desktop administration and security, making him the ideal person to help us capitalize on BeyondTrust’s vision to make end-user administrators a thing of the past in the enterprise," said John Moyer, CEO, BeyondTrust. "We are thrilled to re-unite with him after having shared great success together at DesktopStandard and we look forward to even greater accomplishments with BeyondTrust."
Voskuil holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a ten year veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he had a successful career as an F/A-18 pilot, Top Gun graduate and Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor. He also developed a flight operations management and scheduling software system that was used across the Hornet community. Voskuil is a three-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in management, contributor to publications such as Microsoft TechNet, and speaker at technology events including the Microsoft Management Summit and RSA Conference.
BeyondTrust Corporation, a pioneer in Least Privilege Management, enables enterprises to move beyond the need to trust users with excess privileges or administrator rights. BeyondTrust Privilege Manager was the first product to enable the security best practice of Least Privilege in Windows environments by allowing administrators to assign end-users permissions for required or selected applications. With Privilege Manager organizations can remove administrator rights and still allow end-users to run all required Windows applications, processes and ActiveX controls. By eliminating the need to grant administrator rights to end-users, IT departments can create a more secure, compliant and standard environment. More than 500 organizations worldwide in virtually every vertical industry rely on BeyondTrust Privilege Manager to secure their enterprises. For more information, please visit www.beyondtrust.com or register for a webinar at www.beyondtrust.com/events/.
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