The war against cyber-crime is in full swing, and insurers, and indeed everyone else, are faced with tough decisions about how to secure the data that is so vital to their very existence.  Everyone knows that protected systems are needed, but just how much protection is enough—and what will that protection cost in terms of a company’s productivity and its competitive position? 

One solution proposed in a 2010 white paper from Viewfinity, a vendor of privilege management and application control for desktops, laptops and servers, is “end point lockdown.”  According to the paper, “There are a number of advantages when endpoints are locked down so that end users do not have full administrative access on their systems. In general, an environment that is more locked down has less changes and less variation from a known good configuration. This secures the desktop which in turns leaves company less venerable to malware, virus, etc.”

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