AppSense: User Rights Management for Virtual and Physical Desktops Podcast with Simon Rust - October 25, 2010 - Episode 141
Posted on: Monday, October 25, 2010 3:48:00 PM, Running Time: 00:43:11
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About this Show
In episode 141, Douglas Brown interviews Simon Rust, Vice President of Technology at AppSense. Simon and Doug discuss new AppSense User Rights Management technology available now as part of AppSense Application Manager 8.1. Simon does a great job explaining what is it, how it works, what is takes to install, why we should care, and much more.
About AppSense User Rights Management
AppSense User rights management allows enterprises to further manage their desktop environments to increase security, limit the chance of desktop corruption, reduce desktop management costs and increase desktop stability.
User rights management benefits users by:
- Elevating user privileges for running applications – by specifying applications to run with administrative privileges. This enables the user to be removed from the local administrators group, thus removing the risk of all applications executing under the administrative user context.
- Organizing user rights for running control panel applets – by allowing a standard user to make the required changes and complete their job tasks without running as a local administrator. This is extremely useful when users need to change printer, wireless network, time and date settings, etc.
- Prioritizing user rights to restrict application rights – by enabling system administrators to set and enforce policy for specific applications so that the user runs as an administrator but other applications are forced to run as a standard user, ensuring security is not compromised.
- Managing access to system settings – by permitting system administrators to prevent admin level users from changing configuration settings that can expose enterprises to new security concerns such as security or firewall settings.
User rights management is available now as part of AppSense Application Manager 8.1.
About Simon Rust, Vice President of Technology
As a founding member of the AppSense technology team, Simon leads the product and technology direction for the AppSense User Virtualization product lines. He is recognized within the industry as one of the leading technologists for desktop virtualization, application delivery and personality management.
This discipline enables him to successfully drive the User Virtualization strategy at AppSense.
Prior to joining AppSense in 2001, Simon spent eight years working with early Citrix technology as a technical architect in some of the largest deployments across Northern Europe, specializing in the delivery and management of applications. Simon holds a BSc in computer science and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and a Citrix Certified Administrator.
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