Network Security and End-User Rights
Studies show network security can be improved when limiting computers to administrative rights.
As reported on Security Management, a study completed by security vendor Beyond Trust states that the majority of Microsoft Windows vulnerability risks can be greatly reduced if administrative privileges are removed. Limiting end-user administrative rights is an effective way to increase network security from attacks by hackers who target end-users computers when programs are installed and run.
"Ending employees administrative rights 'eliminate[s] what is otherwise the Achilles heel of the desktopend-users with power that can be exploited by malware,' according to the report. Beyond- Trust sells software programs that help IT managers eliminate end-user administrative rights while still allowing users sufficient access to needed programs."