Application Whitelisting

Malware is a software application written with the intent of damaging devices and/or stealing data.  Viruses, Trojans, Spyware and Ransomware are all examples of malware.  In most instances, users are unaware that their system is infected with malware until it is too late.

 

When it comes to malware, prevention is better than cure.  Some of the recommended defences against malware includes Antivirus, Anti-ransomware, User Education & Awareness and Application Whitelisting.

Security

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC)’s Essential Eight includes Application Whitelisting as one of their mitigation strategies to prevent cybersecurity incidents.

What

Application Whitelisting is the practice of allowing only pre-approved and specified applications (programs) to run.  Any other applications not whitelisted are blocked by default.

Why

The most obvious use for application whitelisting is to block malware from entering and executing on endpoints (servers and/or workstations) within a network.

How

For an application to execute, it must be on the approved whitelist.  Therefore, the control over which applications are allowed to execute, remains the responsibility of the business, rather than end users.  Operationally, certain users can be granted permission to select and execute applications.

Integrated Solutions has partnered with an industry leader to deliver a comprehensive application whitelisting solution.  This simple, cost-effective and lightweight product has proven to be a must-have preventative layer, as part of a broader risk management plan to address cybersecurity.

Professional Services

Engage

Initial consultation to understand how application whitelisting can support/complement your cybersecurity initiatives.

Enable

Design an appropriate application whitelisting solution.

Execute

Our application whitelisting solution can be delivered either on-premise or via cloud.

Enhance

Continuous review the application with a focus on increasing operational effective and maturity.