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What is a Whitelist and Why is it so Important?

When most people think of whitelists, they think of emails. Whitelisting can be as simple as adding a contact to your list of approved contacts, but it can be more difficult. Companies are starting to understand the necessity of whitelisting because it can keep things more secure and offer many benefits. At Comodo, we understand your need for security. You have a lot of important data, and you don’t want to lose it or be caught up in a legal or financial battle because someone downloaded the wrong app or went to an inappropriate website and found a virus.

What is Whitelist in Modern Terms?

Whitelisting in the modern world means so much more than a list of IP addresses and email addresses. While this is still the bulk of what most companies use it for, it can be used for:

  • Applications
  • Software
  • Hardware Functions
  • Servers
  • Email Addresses
  • Domains
  • Websites
  • Devices

We do understand the frustrations that administrators have. Remember, they are the ones that sort through all the information and find out what’s needed and where. They are usually knee-deep in reports that look like gibberish to others and can find the information they require. However, there is an easier way to do it. With our product, you’ll be able to whitelist everything above. If you don’t use it, you won’t need it on the list. Devices can be whitelisted, so they are approved for use by employees. That way, employees can’t use personal devices to access company information, unless it is approved by admins or management.

If someone tries to download something or go to a website that isn’t on the whitelist, a log will be created and can be referred to later. Contact us if you’d like to learn more.