Avecto Privilege Guard Named "Best Security Product 2010" by Windows IT Pro Magazine

By Avecto Ltd, PRNE
Wednesday, December 22, 2010

MANCHESTER, England, December 23, 2010 - Avecto Ltd, the most trusted name in least privilege management for
Windows systems, today announced that its Privilege Guard 2.6 was named as a
GOLD medal winner of the "2010 Editor's Best Awards" in the 'Best Security
Product' by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro(R) magazine.

"The 2010 Editors' Best Awards-presented in conjunction with our 2010
Community Choice Awards-are a recognition of our editors', contributors', and
authors' favorite products of the year," said Jason Bovberg, senior editor at
Windows IT Pro. "Our editorial experts' annual tradition of selecting winners
based on a product's strategic importance to market, its competitive
advantages, and its value to the customer is particularly significant to the
Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities this year, as we call out
exceptional products in an economically tight, highly competitive market.

"Our Editors' Best Awards let us leverage our contributing editors'
expertise to provide well-earned recognition to products that exceed industry
standards. This year, we've even added valuable, in-the-trenches insight
about winning products from our reader community. We're proud to now share
this invaluable information with our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine
communities. Our winners should be extremely proud of this honor of
recognition from our editorial experts.

Avecto Privilege Guard is the industry's most comprehensive solution for
enabling the security principle of least privilege in Windows environments.
Privilege Guard eliminates the need to assign admin rights to users and
allows enterprises to dynamically assign these rights to applications, tasks
and scripts. Privilege Guard enables users to log on to Windows desktops and
servers with minimal rights while empowering them to perform their day-to-day
role, leading to increased security, simplified compliance with industry
regulations and reduced support costs.

"Avecto is honored to be awarded a 'Gold Editors Best' award for 2010,"
said Tony Bolland, chief executive officer at Avecto. "This is a wonderful
accolade and we are delighted to have been recognized as having the best
security product by Windows IT Pro. Knowing that we were selected for our
product's strategic importance to market, competitive advantages, and the
value we deliver to customers is a major achievement for the Avecto team."

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 Windows IT Pro

Windows IT Pro is the leading and largest independent voice in Windows
IT, with more than 2.5 million visits per month, and consists of a multitude
of print and online channels. In addition to the flagship Windows IT Pro
magazine, our technology network includes SQL Server Magazine, SharePointPro
Connections and DevProConnections. Other online channels include blogs,
forums, podcasts, RSS feeds, webinars, virtual events, white papers,
newsletters, classes and more. IT professionals get objective, "direct from
the trenches" information about Microsoft's latest Windows-based solutions
and gain essential insight for keeping business-critical Microsoft
applications up and running. For more information, visit

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Donna Shaw - donna.shaw@avecto.com, +44(0)845-519-0114

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

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