eWEEK Labs Takes on Application Whitelisting

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2008-10-08 Email

You've diligently educated your users, patched your systems, and installed anti-virus products on your endpoints?ö?ç?but are those measures enough? Application whitelisting is a different approach to the problem of securing Windows clients that's has been around for a while now, but has gained new currency over the past several months. Application whitelisting, which contrasts with the blacklisting approach embodied by typical anti-virus products, involves barring all but approved executables from running on a given machine. eWEEK Labs considers these claims, and the products that implement them.

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As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.

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