BeyondTrust announced it was awarded U.S. patent number 8,006,088 covering key technologies that allow administrator privileges to be limited on a per-application basis on Microsoft Windows computers.

BeyondTrust is committed to innovation and thought leadership in the privileged identity management market, demonstrated by this latest patent, said John Mutch, CEO at BeyondTrust. The patent, which makes claims in connection with our technology for granting and removing user rights on a per-application basis, demonstrates our clear leadership in this market, and proves we are ahead of the competition in technology innovation and the fight against insider threats.

The patent covers the technology in BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker Desktops product for the network-based management of application security by modifying a Windows security token on a per-application basis. Specifically, the patent covers the methods by which PowerBroker Desktops modifies application security tokens by adding or removing permissions or privileges from the security token on a per-process basis, based on a set of rules that are enforced by an agent on the client.

Today’s marketplace is growing increasingly competitive with the introduction of new technologies almost daily, and the most successful businesses will be those that leverage their intellectual property to give customers the assurances they need when buying new products and services, continued Mutch. BeyondTrust has a number of patents covering our technology, and we are anticipating strong revenue growth as IT departments increasingly adopt the least privilege model of defending against insider threats.

Demand for Windows privilege management in particular is growing rapidly as more IT departments look for ways to mitigate insider threats (as well as reducing external threats from hacking or malware) as part of their Windows 7 deployments.

Here’s more information about the patent.

About BeyondTrust – Founded in 1985, BeyondTrust is the global leader in privilege authorization management, access control and security solutions for physical, virtual, cloud and infrastructure computing environments. The company’s products mitigate insider threats and secure the perimeter within across the enterprise, empowering IT governance to strengthen security, improve productivity, drive compliance and reduce expense. BeyondTrust, the BeyondTrust logo and PowerBroker are trademarks or registered trademarks, in the United States and certain other countries of BeyondTrust Software. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.

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