Setting baseline inbound/outbound policy was a snap with CA HIPS (in yellow), which, along with the monitoring policy, allowed me to get a picture of normal activity on our monitored clients' systems before implementing more stringent lockdown requirements.
CA HIPS combines application whitelisting with host-based security firewall, IPS and operating system protections.
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