Application Whitelisting is a means to limit the number of programs running in your business environment that can potentially pose a danger to the security of your data. It restricts users from installing and accessing applications on their computer or electronic device other than those explicitly allowed by your company. In the SECMON1 blog post ‘Security Overview – Information Security Essentials’ , we spoke about what application whitelisting is and why it is an essential security measure.
In this document, we are going to describe how to implement some basic application whitelisting as well as take you step by step through some ways you can achieve this using your existing technology and resources. Finally, we will give you some interesting and important links where you can educate yourself further on the topic and discuss some other options available to you.