DABCC Radio Podcast: AppSense User Rights Management!

October 26, 2010

AppSense has further enhanced our world leading ‘User Virtualization solution, adding the much awaited User Rights Management functionality.  Doug Brown has posted a Radio Podcast interview, details below:

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.

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.

To listen to the Podcast, please click on the image below or use this link here

 

A special thanks to Doug for taking the time to record and post this Podcast, thanks buddy :)

We hope you enjoy it…

Thanks

Gaz


Andrew Wood article from PubForum; AppSense User Rights Management & User Installed Applications

June 15, 2010

Following on from the recent PubForum event, Andrew Wood (Twitter @gilwood_cs) has published an interesting article over on The Virtualization Practice relating to some of the new functionality AppSense were demonstrating as part of our 2010 product release schedule.  The article discusses the possibilities and options with regards to ‘can you give power to users responsibly’ ?

At present, we are limited to providing either;
Administrator Accounts or Standard User Accounts
and
The ability to install everything or prevent the installation of anything

For many organizations and users this is not a viable option, certain users require access to controls and applications that require Admin credentials to access or change; however IT do not want users to have access to everything else available to an Administrative user.

Likewise, some users may require the ability to install their own business related applications, or more importantly have their user installed applications made available across desktop delivery mechanisms or persists between non-persistent virtual desktop sessions.

Both of these challenges will be address by AppSense in 2010 in the form of our USer Rights Management and also User Installed Application technologies; both of which were presented and demo’d at PubForum – of which Andrew has detail he thoughts on the use cases, pro’s and con’s of such a solution offering.

You can read his article in full here.

Further information on these technologies can be found here on the AppSense Community Blog:

NEW AppSense Functionality Being Demo’d At Citrix Synergy – “User Rights Management”

What is a user-installed application and why should we care?

User Installed Applications (UIA) by any other name?

Many thanks, and keen to hear your thoughts on our forthcoming products

Cheers

Gaz