Learn how Application Allowlisting is superior to blacklisting in preventing cyber attacks and is the preferred choice of IT professionals.

  • What layers of cybersecurity do most companies deploy?
  • What is the number and type of threats impacting business networks?
  • How does allowlisting compare to the outdated blacklisting model?
  • What percentage of IT security leaders would consider an application allowlist solution for advanced cyber security?
What is Application Allowlisting?

What is Application Allowlisting?

Application Allowlisting Explained: In the field of Information Security, Allowlisting is an endpoint security solution that only allows tested, safe and approved applications to run on a device, computer or network system. Allowlisting security works in real-time and automatically updates to guarantee complete business data protection blocking all ransomware, malware, trojans, malicious scripts and other viruses.

For small business and enterprise networks including cloud-managed services, allowlisting is the best endpoint security, antivirus and malware protection for IT professionals and OT (Operational Technology) departments.

Allowlisting provides superior vulnerability management and business threat protection. Time that would normally be spent on disaster recovery and business continuity plans can be better used to manage which software applications, downloads and executable files are permitted to be present on a device, computer system, or data network.

The ultimate goal of allowlisting application software solutions is to completely protect computers and networks from hackers, ransomware and malware that can disrupt business operations by holding your data hostage. Explore PC Matic's award-winning and patented Endpoint Business Security Suite.

Allowlisting Application Security Software

PC Matic Pro Endpoint Security for business and enterprise has the best tools for Application Allowlisting - the ultimate in data, endpoint, server and network protection.

What is Allowlisting Endpoint Security? Allowlist software gives your IT professionals complete control over which files and programs are allowed to run on your workstations, laptops, mobile devices, the cloud and entire system network.

Since prevention is the key to complete network and internet safety, application allowlisting endpoint software only allows tested, already confirmed safe executable programs and files to run on a device or network.

Allowlisting vs Blacklisting for Business Security

Allowlist vs Blacklist. What is the best Business Endpoint Protection? Allowlist technology only allows trusted applications you manage to run - and literally blocks everything else including malicious scripts, exploits, ransomware, malware, spyware, and polymorphic viruses. For small-business and enterprise, PC Matic PRO's patented real-time system and network security software products prevent ransomware and cybercriminal attacks by placing cybersecurity in the hands of IT administrators.

Proactive threat detection and prevention are the best strategy for managing applications and combines the advantages of allowlisting and blacklisting applications. Greater IT systems security control helps to ensure that end-users cannot inadvertently run malicious malware programs because no application that is not already vetted and allowlisted can run.

What makes PC Matic Application Allowlisting Solutions Unique?

Our Allowlisting Application Software Tools feature real-time, automated global allowlist updating, malware research team analysis and categorization, advanced heuristics to prevent fileless script-based malware, and fast simple application allow for IT administrators. Contact us to explore the best application allowlisting tools for your business. Read more about allowlisting software for business.

The Best Application Allowlisting Software for Cybersecurity

PC Matic Pro is not your standard allowlisting or application control approach to business cybersecurity. There is no need for a huge IT staff to create and manage a giant allowlist of applications for your company. Instead, our global allowlist is maintained by professional malware researchers removing most of the application control work from your IT staff while fully mitigating false positives.

Fight Hackers & Cybercrime with Application Allowlisting Tools

Cyber Criminals are continuing to adapt, look for new threat vectors and attack surfaces. PC Matic Pro with complete application control, stops them by preventing fileless malware attacks that attempt to leverage known good scripting hosts and applying innovative Remote Desktop Protocol security to prevent unknown RDP sessions in your network.

Combine these Application Allowlisting Tools with a comprehensive suite of anti-malware and remote management tools including zero-touch deployment, and you have the most critical solution in your IT cyber security to fight business threats and cybercrime.

Application Allowlisting Solutions

Allowlisting software prevents installation and execution of any application that is not specifically authorized for use on a device or network. This prevents cyber threats including malware, ransomware, viruses, and other unauthorized software or malicious scripts trying to gain unauthorized access.

The Types of Application Allowlisting

  • File Attribute Allowlisting: Uses File Path, File Name, and File Size.
  • Unique Identity Allowlisting: Uses Cryptographic Hash as unique application identifiers; Digital Signatures and Publisher Identitiy Verification
  • Software Identification Tags (SWID Tags): Unique indentifiers for installed software applications and bundled software products.
  • Enforceable Allowlist Security: Full Device Lockdown; Event Logging; Audit Mode and Blacklist Enforcement Availability
  • Kernel Level Security Allowlisting: Process Isolation and Application Control for Windows, Linux and Android; Block unsigned scripts; restrict Windows PowerShell
  • Malicious Script Security Allowlisting
  • Email Security Allowlist.
  • 800 Phone Number Allowlist.

Allowlisting Security Software Features

  • Global Allowlist: Master list of trusted, good known applications.
  • Hash Allowlist: Real time updates of millions of known good file hashes.
  • Signature Allowlist: Real time updates of millions of digital signature files.
  • Local Allowlist: One-click application-allow to the allowlist by IT administrators.
  • Local Directory Allowlist: Application Control for mission critical, managed and unmanaged endoints.
  • RDP Authentication Allowlist: Multi-factor authentication with secure RDP, automated driver and security patch updates.
  • Device Authentication Allowlist: Access Control providing each user only the minimum permissions required to do their job.
  • TLS-secured connection to access records in the cloud or to send and receive email. Encrypts communication between apps and servers.
  • Windows Application Allowlisting: Microsoft Office valid scripting to prevent malicious scripts from executing from within an MS Office app.
  • Kernel Data Protection (KDP): Prevents data corruption attacks by protecting Windows kernel and drivers using virtualization-based security.
  • Granular Management of Extensions & Libraries Allowlist:
    Allowlist montinoring of scripts, macros, browser plug-ins, add-ons, extensions, libraries, config files, and registry entries on Windows machines.

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