Defense in Depth: How Application Whitelisting Can Increase Your Desktop Security
The concept of a layered protection strategyor defense in depthis fairly well known. But many IT professionals overlook what can be one of the strongest layers of defense availableapplication whitelisting.
No single technology guarantees security, however application whitelisting covers situations not addressed by firewalls or anti-virus utilities. This paper from Faronics focuses on how application whitelisting can be effectively used as an important layer in your security scenario. It examines other security layers as well, and demonstrates how whitelisting compliments and augments existing defenses. It also discusses the limitations and difficulties inherent in various existing defenses.