PC Matic vs AppLocker

See why organizations around the world prefer PC Matic's Zero Trust application allowlisting platform.

Compare PC Matic to AppLocker

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Fully Automated Global Allowlist
PC Matic's patented Global Allowlist utilizes AI and U.S. based malware researchers to secure your endpoints without manually allowlisting every application, script, and executable.
Traditional Whitelist
Manually whitelist applications. According to Microsoft, AppLocker "doesn't meet the servicing criteria for being a security feature."
Local List Remediation
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Local allowlist changes take effect instantly with just a single click.
Local allowlist changes take effect instantly.
Script Prevention
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Real-Time Global Allowlist
Script allowlist prevents malicious scripts and macros in real-time to protect against application vulnerabilities being exploited.
Does not prevent scripts or macros.
Device Control
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Fully control what is on your devices and network. Restrict access to storage devices and RDP ports across the network or for specific devices straight from the cloud. Receive real-time alerts for unauthorized access attempts to proactively monitor potential threats.
No additional protection for storage devices or RDP ports, leaving your devices and network vulnerable.
Patch Management
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PC Matic monitors CVE vulnerabilities and automatically keeps critical applications up-to-date to close vulnerabilities. Schedule updates remotely by device or network-wide.
No automatic patch management. Manually update critical applications to close vulnerabilities.
Remote Tools
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Full Suite
Integrated VNC agent provides instant access to any device on your account. Remote command prompt lets you take action on any device without disrupting the user.
No remote access tools.
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ConnectWise, BigFix, Okta, Microsoft, IBM, Splunk, Google, Fortinet, Solarwinds, AT&T, Sumo Logic, Rapid7, and many more.
None. Basic application control software only.
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Same-day deployment available. Layer with your existing EDR/XDR or rip and replace - deployment customized specifically for your organization. Deploy on-premise or in the cloud.
Difficult to deploy. Does not work with many versions of Windows or other operating systems.
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Most affordable cybersecurity available for businesses of all sizes. No minimums. No annual contracts.
Included in enterprise editions of Windows and Windows Server. AppLocker should not be used as a standalone cybersecurity product.
Supply Chain Risk
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Made in America
100% researched, developed, and supported in the U.S. Eliminate supply chain risks that come with foreign software.
Supported overseas. Inherit supply chain risk to your organization.

Why Choose PC Matic Over AppLocker?

Application Allowlisting Without the Hassles

PC Matic's patented Global Allowlist has revolutionized the way IT administrators approach allowlisting. What was once thought of as a high-maintenance and time consuming cybersecurity technique can now be deployed almost instantly and managed in just seconds from anywhere through the cloud.

As malware and ransomware attacks become more sophisticated each day, Zero Trust becomes more crucial. PC Matic can be deployed alongside your EDR/XDR to improve your cybersecurity stack, or completely rip and replace your current software.

Only Zero Trust can prevent malware and ransomware. Stop reacting to threats.

Extreme Efficiency, Letting You Focus On What Matters

Everything at PC Matic is done with end user efficiency in mind. Our software is 3 times lighter than the industry average, leaving your devices functioning as good as new. Our Global Allowlist saves your IT administrators hundreds of hours during deployment and maintenance. Our malware researches are analyzing threats 24/7/365, so you don't have to.

Access everything in your PC Matic account through the cloud with our suite of remote tools. Plus, with real-time alerts, you'll never have to worry about becoming the next victim of a cyberattack.

Spend less time worrying about potential threats. Manage your cybersecurity on the go, from anywhere, at any time.

Save Money While Reducing Supply Chain Risk

Don't let your cybersecurity budget affect your bottom line. PC Matic's proprietary software comes fully loaded at a fraction of the price, with no hidden fees or renewal increases.

PC Matic is the only cybersecurity product 100% researched, developed, and supported in the United States. Reduce supply chain risks by eliminating software developed and supported overseas.

It's never too late to secure your endpoints and servers with application allowlisting.

Stop Responding to Threats.
Prevent Them.

Recognized by the Industry

5 Star Program
Best Advanced Protection
Best Performance


  • FedRAMP Authorized
  • FIPS 140-2 Compliant
  • SVAR
  • STS

Essential Cybersecurity

  • NIST Compliant
  • CIS Controls Compliant
  • MITRE ATT&CK Compliant
  • Essential Eight Compliant
  • PCI-DSS Compliant

Millions of People, Organizations, and the Federal Government Trust PC Matic over AppLocker


More than 3 million satisfied customers are being protected by PC Matic


PC Matic has scanned and protected over 22 billion applications and devices


Over 100k business endpoints have used PC Matic Pro to secure their IT infrastructure

Case Studies

PC Matic represents a long overdue shift in the cybersecurity industry to absolute prevention. Today's threats demand nothing less.