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IK Investment Partners Selects PowerBroker for Desktops

Posted April 29, 2011    Peter McCalister

IK Investment Partners, based in Europe, is a private equity firm that manages 5.7 billion Euros in fund commitments. Their portfolio includes 22 companies across Europe, and they have six dedicated investment teams covering the Benelux countries. They also have over 100 users on machines throughout the company, including laptops and desktops.

IK Investment Partners had been searching for a way to remove local administrator rights from all end-user machines. They needed a solution that would provide a secure and tamper-proof environment while still allowing end-users to run key applications. Previously all users had been granted local admin rights to prevent the interruption of business processes, but it resulted in too many hours on the part of the IT management team fixing issues caused by unsupervised admin rights. The company could not completely lock down the network, however, due to the number of workers operating remotely, and definitely had a dilemma as far as enterprise security was concerned. This is where BeyondTrust came in.

With PowerBroker for Windows Desktops, IK Investment Partners were able to completely remove administrator rights from their users. Business was not affected as all employees had elevated rights based on their job descriptions that allowed them to operate key applications and perform required tasks. BeyondTrust’s solution eliminated the risk of internal misuse of privileges. Jess Westcott, IT Manager for IK Investment Partners, stated, “We were on the verge of giving all users back their admin rights…but then someone mentioned BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker solution.”

If you find your enterprise in a situation where you’re lacking a secure environment, BeyondTrust has the answer. Click here for more information.

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