That humans are the greatest IT security risk is an established truth. A user who wants to make changes to their computer needs admin rights, but extended rights increase the risk of mistakes, intrusions, malware and other security problems.
Best practice, from a security perspective, says that a user should have as few rights as possible at any given time. But without ﬂexibility, user productivity is hampered and the burden on the IT department increases.
Many organizations have solved it by allowing all, or far too many, users to have admin rights, which opens up malicious programs and other vulnerabilities. Others completely lock down all client computers, which degrades the user experience and burdens IT support with routine tasks.
upKeeper Instant Privilege Access allows an organization to grant selected users or groups of users via their computers predetermined elevated rights with full control and traceability. The solution is easy to implement and requires no changes to processes or policies.
The user can make their permitted changes and the IT department maintains control and traceability. Quick and easy.