Bit9 Stops Malware with Whitelist - Security Policy Enforced

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2008-09-26 Print this article Print
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Here's what the end user sees on a Windows XP client in lockdown mode when trying to install unapproved software. Most elements in this warning screen can be customized, including the logo and warning message. This is a block screen. Had Parity been running in block and ask mode, there would have been an "allow" button on the lower right side.

A large database of vetted apps and an easy-to-use policy editor are the powers behind the application whitelisting throne in Bit9's Parity. Parity groups computers together for easier management and enforcement of security policies and provides flexible reporting.
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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