Enhancing Host Security: Application Whitelisting

Enhancing Host Security: Application Whitelisting Many enterprises have significant investments in host-based anti-malware products that they have fine-tuned over time to meet policy needs in their myriad environments. The ability to control application behavior and who can run those applications gives organizations a powerful new tool to achieve a more effective defense-in-depth posture at the host level.

For those dedicated and legacy systems that cannot run more traditional host-based security tools, whitelisting provides protection from malware infections and other compromise even if systems can't be patched and updated regularly. By creating a "Default Deny" security posture, whitelisting works by maintaining a persistent state of approved applications on the end point until the system can be updated.

Download this SANS white paper to learn:

  • Why application whitelisting is the superior method for protecting legacy systems
  • About the critical functions good application whitelisting software should perform
  • See how application whitelisting can assist with complying with major financial regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley and the PCI-DSS

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