Application Whitelisting Preventing the Advanced Persistent Threat
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Overview: Zero-Day, Aurora, APT – a lot of different names describe today’s targeted attacks that boast unlimited tenacity and resources. The explosion in media coverage underscores a reality that security professionals have known for some time: the traditional reactive approach of blacklisting known viruses is simply no match for today’s modern malware and advanced threats.
How can you combat these evolving, well-funded threats that continue to outsmart existing defenses? According to Gartner, Application Whitelisting should be “foundational in our strategy to protect endpoints.” This proactive approach ensures only approved software is allowed to run, rendering new and unknown malware useless.
If you are responsible for protecting your company’s endpoints, download this Microsoft MVP-authored whitepaper, “Comparing Approaches for Desktop Software Lockdown.” Compares Windows 7 AppLocker, Software Restriction Policies, Application Whitelisting and more.