Abtrusion Protector for System Administrators
Abtrusion Protector is designed with the system administrator in mind. It
includes remote administration tools and also supports distributed
administration. Abtrusion Protector enables the system administrator to
control which software is allowed to be executed in the network, but it also
provides the flexibility of allowing combinations of central and local
Abtrusion Protector is setup using Windows Installer and fully supports
silent installation. This allows Abtrusion Protector to be deployed easily
in large networks. Parameters needed to allow central administration can be
provided on the command line when starting the installation.
Licenses for Abtrusion Protector can be managed centrally, using
Abtrusion License Manager.
How much resources does it take to manage Abtrusion Protector?
Abtrusion Protector requires a certain amount of effort to manage. But
unlike other launch protection software, Abtrusion Protector is designed
with simple management in mind. In fact, one of the reasons we give our
software away to home users is that we want to make it so simple to use that
anyone will be able to use it. We are not quite there yet, but we value the
input from our personal edition users very much.
Abtrusion Protector normally does require you to tell it which software
to allow, but there are several features that keep the administrative effort
down. In normal
operation, you will never have to deal with launch rights for individual
files, although the capability to allow or deny an specific file the right
to execute is certainly there.
- Abtrusion Protector can be told to automatically allow digitally
signed code from trusted software vendors. Software installed by signed
self-extracting installations can be automatically allowed to execute.
Microsoft distributes many of its patches, updates and service packs as
- If installations using Windows Installer are secured, Abtrusion
Protector can be told to automatically allow all software
installed by Windows Installer.
- Launch permissions can be managed centrally using Abtrusion Protector
Settings Server. Several Abtrusion Protector Settings Servers can also be connected
in hierarchies. This allows large organizations to manage software launch
rights at several different locations. For example launch rights for
software used at a single department can be allowed to execute at that
- Sophisticated users can be permitted to allow software to execute on
their own computers.
- The amount of user interface provided by Abtrusion Protector can be
configured to suit the level of sophistication of the users and the
management model selected. Abtrusion Protector automatically limits the
amount of user interface shown to unprivileged users.
- Abtrusion Protector also allows support personnel to manage launch
rights locally on a computer from a normal user account. When launch rights
are saved, the user is prompted for an administrative user account and password
before the new launch rights are accepted.