SuperShield is a real-time security technology designed with a globally automated whitelist to ensure the security of devices and the data stored within them. Thanks to the global application whitelist, users don't have to manually create their own list of trusted applications. Instead, they utilize the global list PC Matic has been maintaining for over a decade.
If there is an application that PC Matic has not analyzed and proven to be secure, it is automatically sent to our malware research team for testing and categorization. While this happens, the admin is able to immediately allow this application with a few simple clicks if they know it is good.
This unique approach allows us to provide true prevention in all PC Matic security products.
Traditional security software uses a blacklist approach; which is a list of all known malicious files, and prevents them from running.
Unfortunately, this list changes day-by-day, perhaps even minute-by-minute. Thus making it impossible to keep it up to date. With this approach, there will always be a victim. In order for a bad file to be identified, it infected someone, somewhere.
Instead of using an archaic blacklist approach, PC Matic uses a proprietary application whitelisting technology for real-time protection against ransomware, advanced persistent threats (APTs), polymorphic viruses and zero-day attacks.
With application whitelisting, there is no victim. Only tested, safe programs and files can run.
Cyber threats have taken the world by storm, and the epidemic isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Cyber criminals are advancing their attack methods daily and create new versions of malware every minute. Keeping track of every new version of malware is impossible. Yet, that is what a majority of security solutions attempt to do through the use of a blacklist. This is no longer a valid option when it comes to keeping devices secure.
The United States government and cyber security experts have expressed how the use of application whitelisting technology can effectively prevent malware attacks, like ransomware, and strengthen security defenses.
"Application Whitelisting should be an integral component of a defense-in-depth solution."
"Application whitelisting is surely one of the reliable solutions available today..."
"Utilize application "whitelisting," which allows only specific programs to run on your computer. This will prevent malicious programs from running on your computer."
"Application whitelisting is one of the best security strategies as it allows only specified programs to run, while blocking all others, including malicious software."