Executive Summary

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2002-06-03 Print this article Print

: Full Control Internet 1.0"> Executive Summary: Full Control Internet 1.0

SECURITY Excellent
Full Control Internet 1.0 is a capable tool for IT managers riding herd over Windows PCs that should not be changed in any way by their users. The utility is a little pricey and can be used in a spy-on-your-neighbor mode; nevertheless, it should prove useful, especially for shops that still have a lot of Windows 9x machines, because Full Control Internet replaces the weak log-in security found in those operating systems.

Cost Analysis

When a product has a per-seat price as high as Full Control Internets, its important to know what costs are being incurred because of unauthorized desktop re-configuration. If the answer is anywhere near $80 per seat in a year, then Full Control Internet is likely worth a look.

pSupports nearly all Windows desktop operating systems; replaces insecure Windows 9x log-in; tightly locks desktop configurations. mRelatively high cost; lacks integration with help desk and inventory tools; can be run in stealth mode.

Evaluation Short List

•Microsoft Corp.s Windows Group Policy

•Aladdin Knowledge Systems eSafe Desktop


Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at csturdevant@eweek.com.

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