Avecto Privilege Guard 2.6 Certified as 'Citrix Ready'

By Avecto Ltd, PRNE
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

BOSTON and MANCHESTER, England, March 9, 2011 - Avecto, the leader in Windows privilege management, today announced that
it has been certified as Citrix Ready(R). The Citrix Ready(R) program is
designed to build world-class alliances with industry leaders of which
Microsoft, Dell and HP are currently members.

"This is the first step in bringing our award-winning technology,
Privilege Guard to virtual desktops and cloud-based systems," said Mark
, CTO.

The requirement to manage user privileges is not one that is exclusive to
physical desktops and servers, but represents a real problem in the virtual
world also. Heavily focussed on solving real world problems on desktops and
servers, Avecto is set to offer their least privilege management solution to
customers with virtual desktops and servers and on cloud based systems also.

"From a technology standpoint, the software was built from the ground up
to be compatible with virtual technologies; it has been more a matter of
choosing the right partner to go to market. With the Citrix Ready(R) status
customers can feel confident that Privilege Guard is officially validated and
compatible with XenDesktop and XenServer"

"According to Gartner VP Neil MacDonald: Virtualization will be the
target of new security threats," says Paul Kenyon, COO at Avecto. "That means
that security professionals will require solutions which are better able to
meet this growing challenge. This latest certification for Privilege Guard
demonstrates our continued plans to work closely with trusted partners,
through the Citrix Ready partner ecosystem and to deliver more secure desktop
environments for the cloud."

About Avecto

Avecto is the leader in Windows privilege management, helping
organizations to deploy secure and compliant desktops and servers. With its
award winning Privilege Guard technology, organizations can now empower all
Windows based desktop and server users with the privileges they require to
perform their roles, without compromising the integrity and security of their

Customers of all sizes rely on Avecto to reduce operating expenses and
strengthen security across their Windows based environments. Our mission is
to enable our customers to lower operating costs and improve system security
by implementing least privilege. Avecto is building a worldwide channel of
partners and system integrators and is headquartered in Manchester, UK. For
more information, visit www.avecto.com.

About the Citrix Ready Program

The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted
to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from
Citrix, including Citrix(R) XenDesktop(R), XenApp(TM), XenServer(R),
NetScaler(R) and GoToMeeting(R). The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to
third party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by
Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the
joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading
alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety
customer needs, and currently incorporates over 2,800 partners who have
demonstrated more than 18,000 product verifications. It also includes the
Citrix Ready Community Verified program which allows customers to see
thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in
their production environments.

    Press Contact
    Donna Shaw

Press Contact: Donna Shaw, Donna.shaw at avecto.com, +44(0)845-519-0114

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