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Prevent Unauthorized Applications

CURRENT THREAT SCENARIO

Companies are quickly recognizing that the threat of day-zero attacks and information theft are simply too costly to risk permitting gaps in security. These organizations are willing to invest comprehensives solution to safeguard their vital resources. With the number and complexity of malware threats steadily increasing, relying solely on definition-based anti-virus solutions to ensure IT security is no longer enough. Application whitelisting builds an integral additional layer of security

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Anti-Malware Solution

WHAT DOES THIS TECHNOLOGY DO?

Faronics Anti-Executable and its application whitelisting technology ensures endpointsecurity and productivity by only allowing approved applications to run on a computer orserver. Any other programs — whether they are unwanted, unlicensed, or simplyunnecessary—are blocked from ever executing.Application whitelisting also enforces compliance with organizational IT policies. Organizations benefit from productive user sessions each and every time, while IT personnel are guaranteed that desktop computers, notebooks, and servers are compliant with acceptable use policies, regulatory requirements, and software deployment schedules.

Ensuring that the software on corporate computer systems is fully licensed is a responsibility that IT personnel take seriously. If organizations are found to be in non-compliance, the consequences can be quite expensive. Anti-Executable makes it easy to ensure that computers remain in full-compliance at all times by preventing unlicensed software from running or installing. Systems remain in full-compliance at all times without the need for constant IT attention. A new enhancement further facilitates whitelist and blacklist management by allowing or blocking executables based on the digital signature of their particular publisher. Users are now able to import and export whitelists and blacklists with more granularity by choosing the specific options they require: active whitelists and blacklists, alert image, and/or Anti-Executable users. Also comes with Trusted Publisher feature to reduce the amount of alerts--software from reputable vendors is automatically cleared for installation.

CONCLUSION:

As the application layer between a system restore solution and an anti-virus software, Anti-Executable ensures dangerous malware and unauthorized software are never a threat. It's application whitelisting protection allows only approved applications run on any computer or server, ensuring safety and compliance. It prevents these attacks from installing and executing since these programs won't be on a whitelist, thereby protecting users from these scams. If the malware piece is not in the whitelist, then it doesn't run.

Faronics
609 Granville Street, Suite 620,
P.O. Box 10362,
Vancouver, BC, V7Y 1G5 Canada

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