To that end, some of the new features of AppSense URM include elevating user rights to run applications -- the user doesn't receive admin credentials but nonetheless has the ability to run specific applications that require admin rights; organizing user rights for running control panel applets -- allows a standard user to change printers, wireless network information, time and date settings, and more without being elevated to a local administrator; and managing access to system settings -- prevents admin-level users from changing configuration settings (such as firewall or security settings) that can expose the company to new security concerns.
Enterprises can use URM to further manage their desktop environments to help reduce desktop TCO, address desktop security and stability challenges, reduce support calls, and ensure that users have access to the features and applications they require. But to be successful, AppSense will need to make sure user satisfaction remains at optimal levels. Just as with desktop virtualization, the challenge is to make sure users remain happy with this new technology.
AppSense URM is available now. The new URM capabilities also are available as part of the larger solution with the release of AppSense Application Manager 8.1.
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