Network Security and End-User Rights

Studies show network security can be improved when limiting computers to administrative rights.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted Sep 23, 2010
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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 employee’s administrative rights 'eliminate[s] what is otherwise the Achilles’ heel of the desktop—end-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."

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