Is System Lockdown the Secret Weapon?
In the ongoing battle to fight internal and external threats on the corporate desktop, IT staffers may be forgetting one very potent weapon in their arsenal—system lockdown. As corporate IT managers evaluate products and technologies designed to protect corporate Windows-based computers against the ever-present tide of spyware, worms and Trojans, they should also consider a more proactive solution—locking down end-user computers by restricting rights and permissions and, consequently, users' ability to compromise their systems.
Malware comes in many forms, but, for the most part, malware strains are applications—albeit unwanted ones. While some malware may use operating system or application vulnerabilities to gain a foothold on a user's computer, the vast majority of strains require some level of user interaction and acceptance. Is System Lockdown the Secret Weapon?
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