Windows 7 Applocker Capabilites and Limitations Topic of Lumension Sponsored Webcast
Discussion will include how to improve upon the application whitelisting capabilities of AppLocker
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) August 01, 2011
Seventy percent of today’s security threats are targeted at the application layer according to market researcher Technavio. Windows 7 AppLocker provides an additional layer of security to control unknown, unwanted and malicious apps, but for heterogeneous IT environments additional capabilities are needed to secure the many applications users and the enterprise now rely on. To provide IT professionals with an understanding of AppLocker capabilities and gaps in its protection, Lumension®, a global leader in endpoint management and security, will sponsor a webcast on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 12 pm EST.
Windows 7 AppLocker: Understanding its Capabilities and Limitations will be hosted by Randy Franklin Smith, founder and CEO of Monterey Technology Group and the voice behind Ultimate Windows Security, and will examine AppLocker’s capabilities through live demonstrations and also take an in-depth look at the limitations of AppLocker, including how the native functionality stacks up against the realities of today’s desktop and laptop environments where there are many exceptions to the rule; many users have unique needs; there are multiple configurations, OS versions and applications; and change is constant.
“AppLocker is designed for fairly homogenous environments but in many real world environments each PC is really unique ““ this can stretch the exception capabilities of AppLocker,” says Smith. “Endpoint change is constant and IT professionals don’t want user productivity to screech to a halt due to updating an application without updating the AppLocker policy. Then there’s the issue of reporting and visibility into what your software restriction policies are actually doing and what impact there is to your end users.”
According to Smith, these are just some of the considerations IT professionals should take into account before implementing AppLocker. He will also point out additional caveats attendees should be aware of. While AppLocker does have limitations that can leave security holes, webcast attendees will learn that there are ways to address these issues. For instance, they can implement an application control solution, such as Lumension® Intelligent Whitelisting.
“It’s frightening how rapidly today’s corporate network can become overrun with unapproved software and various applications,” said Chris Merritt, director, solution marketing, Lumension, who will also be participating in the webcast. “It’s critical that IT technicians address these issues immediately; however, they need to be aware that AppLocker is not a fix-all. Due to the gaps outlined by Mr. Smith, technicians must supplement AppLocker by leveraging a tool such as application control. I’ll explain how to do so, along with the benefits of this technology.”
To register for the free webcast visit: Windows 7 AppLocker: Understanding its Capabilities and Limitations.
Lumension Security, Inc., a global leader in endpoint management and security, develops, integrates and markets security software solutions that help businesses protect their vital information and manage critical risk across network and endpoint assets. Lumension enables more than 5,100 customers worldwide to achieve optimal security and IT success by delivering a proven and award-winning solution portfolio that includes Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Protection, Data Protection, Antivirus and Reporting and Compliance offerings. Lumension is known for providing world-class customer support and services 24×7, 365 days a year. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has operations worldwide, including Virginia, Texas, Utah, Florida, Ireland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore. Lumension: IT Secured. Success Optimized.Ã¢“¢ More information can be found at lumension.com.
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