According to the Verizon Data Breach Digest, 85% of vulnerabilities on Windows systems-- and almost every vulnerability (99.5%) that might have resulted from users surfing the web using Internet Explorer-- could have been mitigated by removing admin rights. Whether hijacked by external attackers using phishing or ransomware, or simply misused by insiders, local and domain admin rights can facilitate devastating data breaches. However, many basic operating system, management, application and software functions (e.g., configuration utilities) require more than basic privileges. Read this white paper to learn how PowerBroker for Windows enables you to solve this challenge by:

  • Removing admin rights and enforcing least privilege across Windows desktops and servers to condense the attack surface
  • Selectively elevating privileges for applications, software installs, system tasks, scripts, control panel applets, management functions, and other application and system operations—without elevating the user
  • Achieving common privileged access management use cases—without hindering end user productivity
  • Meeting security best practices and compliance requirements, such as PCI DSS

PowerBroker for Windows is a privilege management solution that gives you unmatched visibility and control over physical and virtual desktops and servers. Download the white paper to learn how you can gain comprehensive control and auditing over privileged access in your Windows environment.