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Avecto Achieves Record-Breaking Growth and Widespread Industry Recognition in 2010

January 12, 2011

BOSTON and MANCHESTER, England, January 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Avecto,
the world leader in Windows privilege management, today announced
record-breaking year end results for 2010 with annual revenue up by 300%.
Additionally, worldwide sales of new Privilege Guard licences quadrupled, the
company signed its first $1M customer, launched 24/7 customer support,
expanded strategic partnerships to include HP, CSC and IBM and its award
winning Privilege Guard solution was voted ‘Best Security Product’ by Windows
IT Pro industry experts.

    Tony Bolland, Avecto CEO said "2010 was a great year for Avecto, and
despite tough market conditions globally, we achieved exceptional customer
adoption and widespread industry recognition. Windows 7 has now reached just
over 20% of the worldwide market (

http://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=11&qpc

ustom=Windows+7&sample=44) and, as the roll-out of this latest Microsoft
operating system (OS) continues, organizations need to plan for the security
features of Windows 7 (

http://www.gartner.com/technology/media-products/newsletters/avecto/issue1/ga

rtner1.html) and strive to achieve the least risk Windows 7 desktop
(http://www.avecto.com/the-least-risk-windows-7-desktop). We are committed to
delivering the highest levels of customer service and support, and ensuring
that Privilege Guard continues to exceed market expectations."

When Oxford University Press (OUP), the largest university press in the
world, implemented their policy of least privilege using Privilege Guard as
part of their Windows 7 deployment, Gavin Wilson, Senior Support Analyst from
OUP stated, “Avecto have provided us with excellent support, not just for the
product, but they have gone beyond implementation and given us some of the
best advice we have ever experienced. We are confident we made the right
decision in choosing them to help roll-out our least privilege strategy.”

Jeff Douglas, senior advisor for Infrastructure Services at National
Government Services, noted, “Privilege Guard support has been the best part
of our experience!”

Avecto’s Privilege Guard has been adopted by organizations in all major
industry verticals including Banking and Finance, Government, Defence,
Pharmaceutical, Education, Publishing, Energy, Telecoms and Aerospace, as
well as many more, enabling customers to give their Windows desktop users the
flexibility they require while optimizing the security posture of the
internal networks through granular privilege management.

About Avecto

Avecto is the leader in Windows privilege management, helping
organizations to deploy secure and compliant desktops and servers. With its
award winning (
http://www.avecto.com/news-events/press-releases/avecto-privilege-guard-named
-best-security-product-2010-by-windows-it-pro-magazine) Privilege Guard
technology, organizations can now empower all Windows based desktop and
server users with the privileges they require to perform their roles, without
compromising the integrity and security of their systems.

Customers of all sizes rely on Avecto to reduce operating expenses and
strengthen security across their Windows based environments. Our mission is
to enable our customers to lower operating costs and improve system security
by implementing least privilege. Avecto is building a worldwide channel of
partners and system integrators and is headquartered in Manchester, UK. For
more information, visit http://www.avecto.com.

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    Press Contact

    Donna Shaw - donna.shaw@avecto.com
    Tel: +44(0)845-519-0114

SOURCE Avecto Ltd


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