PolicyPak compliments Avecto Privilege Guard

Least Privilege = Least Risk = Least Cost. That’s right on Avecto’s website, and they’re totally right.

When you’ve got Avecto Privilege Guard on your Windows machines, your users are operating with a least privilege account and the privileges are assigned directly to the applications that require them.

It’s a great plan:your company is more secure when a privilege management product like Avecto Privilege Guard is in place, because users can’t act as Administrators anymore.

It’s a great first step toward getting your PCs and VDI more secure. But that plan is missing something.

The unfortunate truth is that Standard User accounts can still misconfigure the desktop, operating system (Control Panel), key applications (Flash, Acrobat, Java), or desktop and business applications you have.

Here’s the video to show you where using Avecto Privilege Guard is a great first step, and how PolicyPak goes the extra mile if you truly want a locked down and secure Windows:


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Getting a “Least Privilege desktop” is great. But it simply doesn’t solve the big problems left after you transition to Standard User rights:

  • How are you able to guarantee key application and operating system settings for users?
  • How can you prevent users from messing up their apps?
  • How can you ensure users won’t work around your important security and operating system settings?
  • How can you re-apply key application and operating systems settings when users are disconnected from the network?

A “Least Privilege” solution like Avecto Privilege Guard doesn’t solve these issues. And that’s okay – that’s not the problem they’re trying to solve.

That’s why there’s PolicyPak.

Users of Avecto Privilege Guard will feel right at home with PolicyPak: both use Group Policy as the delivery for the settings, both use a Group Policy Client-side-extension and both use a GPMC snap-in.

PolicyPak prevents users from manipulating important settings, but also quietly reapplies misconfigured settings if a user or application happens to work around them.

In short, PolicyPak enhances your Avecto Privilege Guard investment. And PolicyPak protects your users from themselves.

PolicyPak was designed by Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz – who “wrote the book” on Group Policy, runs GPanswers.com, and lives and breathes Group Policy and enterprise software deployments and desktop lockdown.