User Environment Management (UEM) solutions provider, AppSense, has released AppSense Application Manager version 8.9, a security solution designed to balance desktop IT needs and user acceptance to accelerate initiatives that require scalable application control on any version of Windows, including Windows 8 App Store, and granular privilege management.
Application Manager enables IT teams to define per-user application entitlements, comply with licensing requirements, and enforce corporate security policy based on contextual factors such as location, device name, IP address, firewall settings, or even time of day. In addition, the company’s privilege management technology ensures that desktop admin rights are granted when the user needs them.
The solution offers “Trusted Ownership” technology to ensure that only applications installed by select administrators are allowed to execute, while user-introduced applications are prevented from launching by default. Trusted Ownership allows IT teams to optionally maintain whitelists and blacklists, but removes users’ perception that IT is controlling user computing.
“AppSense Application Manager is the first and only security solution to be designed and optimized from the user experience perspective,” says Ravi Khatod, senior vice president of product and business development at AppSense. “IT’s desire to lock down corporate endpoints in order to maintain security is at odds with end-users’ need for flexibility around the applications they want to install and run and the privileges they need. Application Manager pleases both IT and the user, whether the user is on a physical, virtual, and cloud desktop.”
AppSense Application Manager is available on a standalone basis or as part of AppSense DesktopNow UEM suite. To learn more about AppSense Application Manager or schedule a demo, visit