How Application Whitelisting Can Complement Antimalware/Virus Protection
Most companies get antivirus and antimalware software and think they are fine, but they may be missing many exploits and still have a high risk of infection or attack. At Comodo, we created a product to help with everything. Application whitelisting could be the extra help you need to help with anomaly detection. This technology is necessary but sometimes expensive. However, it has been known as a self-configuring whitelist, meaning it could be the answer if you don’t have the budget for anomaly detection.
What It Is and Isn’t
Most people get the terms whitelisting and blacklisting confused. Blacklisting means that everything is allowed except a handful of things. Whitelist means that everything is blocked except a handful of things. Now that you know what it means, you can start to understand the benefits of whitelisting.
Some people have other misconceptions about the whitelist. For example:
- You don’t need it because the technology is already built-in
- Difficulty of managing it
- Admin only features
- Doesn’t work with antivirus/antimalware software
We know that you want employees to be productive, whether they are in the sales department or administrators/managers. While most systems, such as Windows and UNIX have built-in options, the tools are usually hard to set up and harder to use. In some cases, you have to go to each particular file and decide if it should be allowed, and operating systems have thousands upon thousands of files.
While managing these whitelists can be somewhat difficult, once it is done, it’s done. You won’t have to keep adding the same items to the list though you will need to add new ones as they become available and necessary for work. Think of it as a tough start at the beginning and smooth sailing afterward. You’ll be rewarded when things go smoothly. Contact us today to learn more.