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