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By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2006-03-20 Print this article Print

Review: DesktopStandard's PolicyMaker Application Security 2.5 removes the biggest obstacle to companies adopting least-privilege computing.

DesktopStandards PolicyMaker Application Security 2.5 provides outstanding tools to help companies solve the problem of application compatibility in restricted desktop environments. However, the Microsoft Group Policy-based management structure could prove confining in large, complex domains, and the manual approach to finding and restricting applications could easily become unwieldy.

Click here to read the full review of PolicyMaker Application Security 2.5.

Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for eWEEK.com, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at agarcia@eweek.com.

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