BeyondTrust’s Privilege Manager Named “Best Of Tech·Ed Finalist” By Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazines

May 24th, 2011

AGOURA HILLS, CALIF., NEW ORLEANS (Booth 428) — June 7, 2010 – BeyondTrust today announced that its Privilege Manager was named as a Finalist in the Best of Tech·Ed 2010 awards program in the Security category by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro® and SQL Server Magazine.®

The Best of Tech·Ed 2010 awards recognize companies that offer innovative products to the industry. The judging panel reviewed 298 products and services submitted for the contest and chose 35 finalists to be interviewed at the Microsoft Tech·Ed North America 2010 IT pro conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Winners will be determined at the show then announced at an invitation-only evening reception at the Hard Rock Café on June 9th. Winners will also be announced on the Tech Ed exhibitor’s floor on June 10th at 1:00 p.m., and will be published online at and

“We amended our category choices this year to be more reflective of the products on the market in alignment with Microsoft Tech Ed categories,” said Jason Bovberg, senior editor of Windows IT Pro®. “Close to 300 products and services were nominated this year. Narrowing down the list of nominees to 35 finalists, from so many highly qualified products and services, was an exhaustive process for our judging panel. We’re proud of our selections, and we believe our finalists represent the best of the best in their categories. As always, we chose them based on their innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage and exceptional value to customers.”

“Being chosen as a Best of Tech Ed Finalist underscores Privilege Manager’s excellence in fulfilling a critical market need – eliminating the risks from misuse of privileges on desktops without impacting end-user productivity,” said Saurabh Bhatnagar, VP of product management, BeyondTrust. “Our focus on customer-centric innovation has led to our portfolio of privileged identity management solutions to solve the problem of misuse of privileges across desktops, servers and device platforms.”

    2010 Best of Tech Ed Categories include:
  • Best Microsoft Product
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Business Intelligence
  • Database Administration
  • Database Development
  • Developer Tools
  • Hardware and Storage
  • Messaging
  • Networking
  • SharePoint
  • Systems Management and Operations
  • Security
  • Software Components & Middleware
  • Virtualization
  • Breakthrough Product

End-users with administrator rights have long been the Achilles heel of desktop security. These rights can be exploited by malware and users to change standard desktop configuration settings, install unlicensed software and disable other security solutions. However, there is a need to allow end-users to run applications that require administrator rights, and install approved software and ActiveX controls. BeyondTrust Privilege Manager enables organizations to remove administrator rights and 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.

About BeyondTrust
Founded in 1985, BeyondTrust is the global leader in privilege authorization management, access control and security solutions for virtualization and cloud computing environments. BeyondTrust empowers IT governance to strengthen security, improve productivity, drive compliance and reduce expense. The company’s products eliminate the risk of intentional, accidental and indirect misuse of privileges on desktops and servers in heterogeneous IT systems. More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker suite of products to secure their enterprises. Five of the top ten commercial banks and two of America’s largest private companies have adopted PowerBroker to secure guest operating systems and ESX hypervisors in a virtualized environment. For more information, visit

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Brian Anderson
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